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Kirk Penney arrives in Wollongong

12 months to the day since taking on Team USA, Kiwi superstar and former NBL MVP took to the training court in Hawks colours for the first time today. Penney will remain in Wollongong this weekend with his family and go through some individual... Read More

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Hawks to take on Adelaide 36ers at the Shoalhaven Basketball Association

The Illawarra Hawks are excited to announce we are taking NBL basketball across the region with pre-season games... Read More

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Hawks Pre-Season Schedule

Following a first up pre-season win over the touring NCAA team University of California last Friday night, the Hawks... Read More

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The Flinny Files – Jaylen Brown

By Matt Flinn (Assistant Coach) On Friday night I was given the privilege to experience what it is like to be coach the... Read More

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Hawks open pre-season with a 110-99 win over Cal

In front of a packed Snakepit crowd, the Illawarra Hawks held on to defeat the touring Cal Golden Bears 110-99 in a... Read More

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Sellout Crowd to see Hawks take on Cal | Live Stream Available

It’s a SELLOUT! Please note: No tickets will be sold at the game. If you’ve missed out, you can watch the... Read More

Player Profiles

  • DOB July 3, 1988 Hometown Wollongong Position Guard Height 190cm Weight 92kg High School / College Figtree High School Favourite NBA Team San Antonio Spurs Favourite Basketball Shoe Nike

    Tyson Demos

    Guard

    #2

    Tyson Demos enters his sixth season for his hometown Hawks in 2015/16.

    He provides a spark at both ends of the court and plays with an infectious energy and hustle. His valuable contributions are not necessarily reflected in the box score.

    Tyson’s hard work at the defensive end has resulted in being named the Hawks Defensive Player of the Year three times.

    Demos is a junior product of the Illawarra Basketball Association and attended the Australian Institute of Sport.

    He previously played for the Gold Coast Blaze for three seasons and made his NBL debut for Gold Coast on 19 October 2007.

    Scored a career-high 20 points against the Sydney Kings on 23 October 2011.

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    Player Stats

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    7.24AVG MINS
    0.41AVG AS
    1.32AVG PTS
    0.68AVG REB
  • DOB June 17, 1988 Hometown Sydney Position Centre Height 211cm Weight 115kg High School / College Vanderbilt University Favourite NBA Team Oklahoma City Thunder Favourite Basketball Shoe Nike Hyperfuse

    AJ Ogilvy

    Centre

    #6

    Following a standout college career at Vanderbilt University, Ogilvy who has played 4 of the last 5 seasons with some of Europe’s biggest clubs and is the Hawks biggest free agency signing in years. This signing sends a strong message to rival clubs that the Hawks don’t plan on just making up the numbers in season 2015/16.

    Standing at 6”11 inches the 2014 All NBL First Team centre lead the league in rebounds (8.7) and blocks per game (2.3) while also averaging 13.1 points and 1.9 assists per game. Shooting 57.1% from the floor, Ogilvy was also in the top 10 in free throws made shooting an impressive 76% from the line.

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  • DOB 16/01/1982 Hometown Adelaide / The Festival State Position Forward Height 206cm Weight 103kg (After a heavy lunch) High School / College Unley High School (Same as Julia Gillard - a different year though) Favourite NBA Team Any team that an Aussie is playing for (I know I'm one of those guys now, but Aussie proud) Favourite Basketball Shoe Reebok Pump, Kobe, Hyperdunk

    Oscar Forman

    Forward

    #7

    Oscar Forman enters his 15th NBL season and sixth with the Hawks in 2015/16. Forman has led the league in three-point shooting percentage the in three of the past four seasons and five times in his career; including 2004/05 with the Adelaide 36ers and 2008/09 with the New Zealand Breakers. During the 2011/12 season he shot a career-best 51.2% from beyond the arc, which stands as the third highest three-point percentage for a season in NBL history. He received the NBL Most Improved Player award in 2010/11, in which he averaged 13.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

    Forman is a product of the Australian Institute of Sport. He made his NBL debut with the Adelaide 36ers on 13 October 2001 and previously played for the New Zealand Breakers from 2006/07 to 2009/10. He was a member of the 2001/02 NBL champion Adelaide 36ers team.

    Named Hawks club MVP in 2011/12. Member of the Australian Boomers squads between 2006 and 2010.

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    28.35AVG MINS
    0.79AVG AS
    9.21AVG PTS
    5.18AVG REB
  • DOB January 19, 1983 Hometown Pickets Valley Position Centre Height 208cm Weight 105kg High School / College Boise State Favourite NBA Team Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Favourite Basketball Shoe Sanuk's

    Larry Davidson

    Centre / Forward

    #10

    The veteran centre enters his 11th NBL season and ninth with the Hawks in 2015/16. Davidson is the most capped Hawk on the current roster with 207 games played.

    He’s led the Hawks in rebounding four of the past six seasons, including 2010/11 where he hauled in a career-best 8.0 boards per game. He’s connected on 149 three-pointers in his career and has twice shot over 40% from long-range during a season. Knocked down 32 three-pointers at 45.1% in 32 games during the 2009/10 season. Recorded five double-doubles during 2012/13, including a 20-point, 15-rebound performance in a win against the Adelaide 36ers on 23 March 2013.

    Davidson attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 2001 and attended college at Boise State University from 2002-2004.

    He made his NBL debut with the Hunter Pirates on 30 September 2004 and previously played for the Singapore Slingers under current Hawks coach Gordie McLeod in 2006/07.

    Named in All-NBL Third Team in 2009/10, Hawks club MVP in 2009/10 and Hawks Most Improved Player in 2007/08.

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    21.91AVG MINS
    0.7AVG AS
    6.39AVG PTS
    6.26AVG REB
  • DOB May 16, 1986 Hometown Belleville, IL, USA Position Guard Height 188cm Weight 88kg High School / College St. Louis University Favourite NBA Team San Antonio Spurs Favourite Basketball Shoe Kobe X

    Kevin Lisch

    Guard

    #11

    Lisch was 2012 the NBL MVP, and 2010 Grand Final MVP after leading the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory over the Hawks; he was also a All NBL First Team member (2011/12 & 2012/13) before heading overseas in 2013.

    Lisch played four season with the Perth Wildcats averaging 14.6ppg. In his 2012 MVP campaign Lisch produced 17.3 points, 3.2 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game, shooting 37% from three point range.

    Lisch has had an impressive international career since leaving the NBL, winning a championship and Finals MVP for Puerto Rican team Piratas de Quebradillas and playing two seasons in top flight European leagues in France and Spain, averaging 6.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for Spanish giants CAI Zaragoza.

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  • DOB February 13, 1986 Hometown Brisbane Position Guard Height 185cm Weight 84kg High School / College John Paul College Favourite NBA Team Phoenix with Steve Nash Favourite Basketball Shoe Kobe X

    Rhys Martin

    Guard

    #13

    Martin rejoined the Hawks six games into the 2014/15 season following a promising campaign the previous season in which he averaged 9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

    He produced a career-high 32 points in a crucial win against Adelaide in February 2014. Martin was averaging career-bests in points (11.8), field-goal percentage (51.2%) and three-point percentage (43.9%) in 2012/13 when his season was cut short due to an ACL injury to his right knee. In his final full game prior to the injury, Martin racked up his previous career-high of 28 points with six three-pointers in a win against the New Zealand Breakers on 5 January 2013. Martin led the Hawks in assists in 2011/12 with a career-high 3.6 per game.

    Martin attended Nova South Eastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale from 2005-2007. He made his NBL debut with the Brisbane Bullets on 19 September 2007.

    Named Hawks Most Improved Player in 2012/13 and 2011/12. Member of Australian Boomers team at the YouYi Games in Singapore in 2011 and 2014 Boomers team that contested the four-game Sino-Australia Challenge against China.

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    26.7AVG MINS
    3.09AVG AS
    9.68AVG PTS
    2.59AVG REB
  • DOB June 5, 1985 Hometown Brisbane Position Forward Height 199cm Weight 97kg High School / College Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA) Favourite NBA Team Miami Heat Favourite Basketball Shoe Under Armour Curry 1

    Tim Coenraad

    Forward

    #22

    Tim Coenraad enters his seventh NBL season in 2014/15 on the back of a career best year where he was named the Hawks MVP, Members MVP.

    Tim made his NBL debut for the Hawks on 25 September 2009.

    Coenraad attended Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale from 2005-2009, finishing as the Sharks all-time leader in games played, fourth in points and assists, fifth in rebounds, second in field-goals made, first in three-pointers made and third in free-throws made.

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    28.46AVG MINS
    1.73AVG AS
    10.12AVG PTS
    5.73AVG REB
  • DOB April 24, 1990 Hometown Perth, WA Position Forward Height 202cm Weight 110kg High School / College Saint Louis University Favourite NBA Team San Antonio Spurs Favourite Basketball Shoe Air Jordan XI

    Cody Ellis

    Forward

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  • DOB July 11th, 1989 Hometown Manly Position Guard / Forward Height 185 Weight 90 High School / College The Scots College / Alaska, Anchorage Favourite NBA Team Chicago Bulls Favourite Basketball Shoe KD VII

    Kevin White

    Guard / Forward

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    Kevin White spent played four seasons playing at the Sydney Kings adds valuable depth, experience and toughness to the Hawks backcourt, he was Sydney Kings Defensive Player of the Year winner in 2012/13.

    In 2015, White played for the Hobart Chargers in the SEABL competition averaging 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds per game (as of July 21, 2015)

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    12.69AVG MINS
    0.45AVG AS
    2.59AVG PTS
    1.18AVG REB
  • DOB November 23, 1980 Hometown Auckland, NZ Position Forward / Guard Height 196cm Weight 98kg High School / College University of Wisconsin Favourite Basketball Shoe Nike

    Kirk Penney

    Forward / Guard

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    NBL 2014/15 Ladder

    TeamPWL%
    Cairns Taipans28217107.46
    New Zealand Breakers28199102.99
    Adelaide 36ers281711100.93
    Perth Wildcats281612104.10
    Melbourne United28131598.07
    Townsville Crocodiles281117100.09
    Sydney Kings2891996.35
    Wollongong Hawks2862291.27

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    Points Per Game

    JoshChildress
    Sydney Kings
    21.06
    Jamar WilsonAdelaide 36ers19.96
    Jordan McRaeMelbourne United19.85
    Brian ConklinTownsville Crocodiles18.93
    Brock MotumAdelaide 36ers17.54

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    Total Assists

    CedricJackson
    New Zealand Breakers
    193
    Adam GibsonAdelaide 36ers162
    Scottie WilbekinCairns Taipans137
    Damian MartinPerth Wildcats123
    Steven MarkovicTownsville Crocodiles120

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    Rebounds Per Game

    JoshChildress
    Sydney Kings
    9.22
    DeAndre DanielsPerth Wildcats7.73
    Mickell GladnessTownsville Crocodiles7.70
    Mark WorthingtonMelbourne United7.19
    Brock MotumAdelaide 36ers7.13

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    Steals Per Game

    DamianMartin
    Perth Wildcats
    2.70
    Cedric JacksonNew Zealand Breakers2.22
    Adam GibsonAdelaide 36ers1.60
    Rhys MartinWollongong Hawks1.55
    Stephen DennisMelbourne United1.30

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