Ben Madgen has taken away the player of the month award along side Geordie McLeod coach of the Month for October in the 2012/13 NBL championship.
Madgen has had a stellar start to the season and has stepped up to fill the hole left in the Sydney Kings by injured veteran James Harvey. Madgen averaged 18.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists a game for the 5 games the Kings played through October. Madgen helped the Kings to a 3-2 record for the month with three 20 plus point games. Madgen was shooting at a blistering 55% from the 3 points line 52% field goals and 81% from the free throw line. The South Australian has his eyes on making the Australian team in the future and if he continues playing as he has been may get the chance. Cedric Jackson was a close runner up to Madgen this month.
Geordie Mcleod lead his team the Wollongong Hawks to a perfect start to the NBL championship season going on an 8-0 run. The team McLeod put together has been viewed as underdogs going into the season but has had a impressive start with exciting new import guards Lance Hurdle and Adris "2Hard2Guard" Deleon and teams know the powerhouse they go against in the coming matches.
The October player of the month awards took into account rounds 1-4 of the IINet NBL championships.