John Rillie

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John Rillie
Personal information
Born (1971-11-04) 4 November 1971 (age 42)
Toowoomba, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Listed height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 85 kg (198 lb)
Career information
College Tacoma CC (1991–1992)
Gonzaga (1992–1995)
NBA draft 1995 / Undrafted
Pro career 1995–2010
Career history
As player:
1995 Brisbane Bullets
1996–1998 Adelaide 36ers
1999–2004 West Sydney Razorbacks
2005–2009 Townsville Crocodiles
2009–2010 New Zealand Breakers
As coach:
2011–present Boise State University (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

John Rillie (born 4 November 1971) is an Australian basketball player. Rillie previously captained the Townsville Crocodiles in the NBL but his contracted was not renewed. In his first season in the NBL, Rillie won Rookie of the Year honours playing for the Brisbane Bullets. He is known for his long range shooting. He has also played for Gonzaga University[1] in the United States and with AEK Athens BC in Greece.

Prior to the 2006/07 NBL season, Rillie has played 368 NBL games and holds career averages of 16.6 points, 3.8 assists and 6.2 rebounds a game.

John Rillie has now become an avid basketball blogger with his blog "Jr, On Fire" and he also hosts a weekly NBL podcast called "The OT". On 18 February 2009, Rillie hit ten three-pointers in the Crocs' 103-96 win over the Perth Wildcats in Perth in their elimination quarter-final. Rillie ended up with 34 points and three rebounds. He also holds the record for the points scored by an Australian, with 45 points.[2]

Rillie is now an assistant coach at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.[3]


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Preceded by
Sam Mackinnon
NBL Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Scott McGregor