1979 National Basketball League was the first season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of ten teams contested the league. The regular season was played between 24 February 1979 and 2 June 1979, and was followed by Grand final on 10 June 1979.
Regular season [ edit ]
The home and away season took place over 15 rounds between 24 February 1979 and 23 March 1979 with grand final on 10 June 1979.
End of Season Ladder [ edit ]
This is the ladder at the end of season, before the finals. In all, 90 games were played, 18 for each team. The top two teams then played a sudden death grand final.
There was only one final played in this season and it was contested by the Top 2 teams.
Grand Final [ edit ]
The Saints won on a reverse layup just before the buzzer by Peter Vitols.
Points Per Game [ edit ]
Calvin Bruton - 33.2 PPG (18 games for the Brisbane Bullets)
Ken Richardson - 26.2 PPG (18 games for the West Adelaide Bearcats)
Dave Ankeney - 26.1 PPG (18 games for the Newcastle Falcons)
Jim Slacke - 23.8 PPG (18 games for the Illawarra Hawks)
Cal Stamp - 23.3 PPG (18 games for the Canberra Cannons)
Field Goal % [ edit ]
Dave Ankeney - 50.0% (18 games for the Newcastle Falcons) (165/330)
Dan Riley - 50.0% (18 games for the Newcastle Falcons) (146/292)
Glen Ryan - 50.0% (17 games for the Newcastle Falcons) (63/126)
Darrell Corcoran - 50.0% (18 games for the West Sydney Westars) (66/132)
Richard Dunphy - 50.0% (16 games for the West Sydney Westars) (109/218)
Foul Shot % [ edit ]
Jim Slacke - 80.8% (63/78)
David Leslie - 80.6% (54/67)
David Symth - 78.7% (48/61)
Calvin Bruton - 78.5% (113/144)
Gary Fox - 77.8% (49/63)