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Off-Season Player Wrap: Foxwell Knocks Lights Out with 60-Point Weekend

08 Jul
5 mins read

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Kadek Thatcher for Phoenix Media

Some players' off-season teams are in reach of the finals, while others hope to finish the season on a high.

See below for how our Phoenix-rostered players are faring locally and internationally.

Owen Foxwell – Eltham Wildcats (NBL1 South)
38PTS, 4REBS, 4ASTS, 1STL vs Waverley Flacons
22PTS, 7REBS, 7ASTS, 1BLK vs Kilsyth Cobras

Foxwell had a weekend out with the Wildcats, helping his side to two crucial wins. In game one, the Wildcats won by five points over the Waverley Falcons, and the point guard scored a game-high 38 points.

Backing it up on Saturday against Kilsyth with an 87-68 win, Foxwell again shot the lights out in the game with 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Angus Glover – Eltham Wildcats (NBL1 South)
17PTS, 11REBS, 5ASTS vs Waverley Falcons
12PTS, 7REBS, 3ASTS, 2STLS, 1BLK vs Kilsyth Cobras

Alongside Foxwell, Glover was also pivotal for the Wildcats' two wins on the weekend. The guard claimed a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the 94-89 win over the Falcons. He continued his form with 12 points and seven rebounds in the win over the Cobras.

The two wins jump the Wildcats to fifth place from tenth and keep their final chance alive. They must have a solid finish to the home and away season to cement their chances towards a championship.

Ben Ayre – Wellington Saints (NZNBL)
21PTS, 2REBS, 9ASTS, 1STL vs Tauranga Whai

Ayre was again huge for the Saints, helping his side win a six-point win over the Whai. The point guard again showed why he is the number one man for the Saints, racking up 21 points and nine assists in the win. 

Wellington have secured their finals berth, sitting two games clear in fourth position. They will be hoping to get a big win in their final home and away games this weekend to take third place from Phoenix assistant coach Sam Mackinnon's Taranaki Airs.

Matt Kenyon – North Gold Coast Seahawks (NBL1 North)
12PTS, 14REBS, 1AST, 1STL, 1BLK vs Ipswich Force

Kenyon's side, the Seahawks, took on Nathan Sobey's team, Ipswich Force, on the weekend. Though Sobey didn't suit up after spending a week in Melbourne, his side snatched the win as the Seahawks went down 76-80.

Kenyon continued his rebounding force, claiming his eighth double-double for the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

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(Photo credit: P2DK Photography)

Tom Vodanovich – Tall Blacks
11PTS, 2REBS, 1AST vs Croatia

The newest Phoenix player, Vodanovich, assisted his home country, New Zealand, on their quest for the Paris Olympics in Greece at the Olympic Qualifiers.

In their first game, they had a big win over Croatia. Scores were level with 36 seconds to go before a lay-up and foul for ex-Phoenix player Izayah Le'afa snatched them the win by four points. The power forward had a standout game coming off the bench with 11 points, two rebounds, and an assist.

Unfortunately, the Tall Blacks went down 78-104 to Luka Doncic's Slovenia and were out of the race to head to the Paris Olympics. Vodanovich will return to New Zealand to continue with the NZ NBL team Auckland Tuatara as they look towards finals.


Reuben Te Rangi – Tall Blacks
3PTS, 1REBS, 1AST vs Croatia
7PTS, 3REBS, 3ASTS, 1BLK vs Slovenia

Te Rangi was also competing with the Tall Blacks alongside Vodanovich and a plethora of Kiwi NBL stars. Te Rangi had a solid performance, captaining the side, recording three points against Croatia and seven points against Slovenia.

Kody Stattmann – Cairns Marlins (NBL1 North)
25PTS, 2REBS, 1AST, 1STL vs Mackay Meteors
27PTS, 4REBS, 3ASTS, 2STLS vs Rockhampton Rockets

Stattmann continued his dominance in the NBL1 North with a 52-point weekend. Unfortunately, his side, Cairns, could not take out a win in their two games, going down 75-129 to Mackay Meteors and heartbreakingly to Rockhampton Rockets 91-94. 

Luke Rosendale – Ballarat Miners (NBL1 South)
13PTS, 7REBS, 5ASTS, 1STL vs Sandringham Sabres
8PTS, 4REBS, 8ASTS, 2STLS vs Casey Cavaliers

The Miners went 2-0 across the weekend in wins against Sandringham and Casey. The two wins see Ballarat jump to second on the ladder with one round to go in the regular season.

Rosendale was solid in the two wins, collecting 13 points and seven rebounds against Sandringham, eight points, and eight assists against Casey.

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(Photo credit: Trent Moore Photography)

Stay tuned via Phoenix socials to keep updated with players' performances during the off-season.

For a list of the latest roster updates, see below.

Under Contract 
Ben Ayre  
Mitch Creek  
Luke Fennell
Owen Foxwell 
Angus Glover
Jordan Hunter 
Matt Kenyon 
Nathan Sobey  
Tom Vodanovich
Derrick Walton Jr

Free Agents 
Gary Browne  
Craig Moller  
Abdel Nader  
Anzac Rissetto  
Luke Rosendale  
Kody Stattmann  
Reuben Te Rangi  
Rhys Vague

Off-Season Moves 
Gorjok Gak (Tasmania)
Austin Rapp (Portland Pilots)
Alan Williams (Sono Skygunners, Korea)


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