Saturday’s NBL All-Star game suffered a blow this week when it was learnt an injury would rule MVP Kevin Lisch out of the action, however the league’s first All-Star game since 2007 still promises to be a classic.
Wildcats’ coach Rob Beveridge announced on Perth radio station 6PR on Monday evening that Lisch’s groin strain would rule him out of the December 22nd All-Star special, and possibly out of the Cats Dec 30 game in Sydney against the Kings.
Lisch is the second Wildcat ruled out of the All-Star game; big man Matt Knight was voted as a starter earlier this month, but a calf tear will have him on the side lines for at least another month.
Fans voted on the format of the game with North versus South winning out above West-East and Australians-Internationals. The North team will feature players from Wollongong, Sydney, Townsvill and Cairns while the South is comprised of players from Perth, Melbourne, New Zealand and Adelaide.
Ben Madgen (Sydney Kings)
Adris Deleon (Wollongong Hawks)
Oscar Forman (Wollongong Hawks)
Darnell Lazare (Sydney Kings)
Cameron Tragardh (Cairns Taipans)
Gary Ervin (Townsville Crocodiles)
Corin Henry (Sydney Kings)
Lance Hurdle (Wollongong Hawks)
Clint Steindl (Cairns Taipans)
Ian Crosswhite (Sydney Kings)
Coach: Gordon McLeod (Wollongong Hawks)
Cedric Jackson (New Zealand Breakers)
Kevin Lisch (Perth Wildcats)
Thomas Abercrombie (New Zealand Breakers)
Seth Scott (Melbourne Tigers)
Daniel Johnson (Adelaide 36ers)
Jonny Flynn (Melbourne Tigers)
Adam Gibson (Adelaide 36ers)
Chris Goulding (Melbourne Tigers)
Anthony Petrie (Adelaide 36ers)
Shawn Redhage (Perth Wildcats)
Coach: Andrej Lemanis (New Zealand Breakers)
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