4 November 1971 |
|Listed height||195 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Listed weight||85 kg (198 lb)|
|College||Tacoma CC (1991–1992)
|NBA draft||1995 / Undrafted|
|1999–2004||West Sydney Razorbacks|
|2009–2010||New Zealand Breakers|
|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 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.
|NBL Rookie of the Year