Guam National Team Player Tai Wesley (200-F-86, college: Utah St.) has signed with Southland Sharks. Wesley played college basketball at Utah State University and was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2011 and is just finishing playing in the Netherlands where he averaged more than 14 points and six rebounds per game. Guam National Mens Coach Edward Calvo said that Tai is an important part of our national team program for the future and having him playing in great leagues like the New Zealand NBL under a very good coach like Paul Henare is really positive for him and our program. We are working hard to prepare Team Guam to compete in the 2015 Pacific Games and qualify for the 2017 FIBA Oceania/Asia World Cup regional games. This is a big goal for Guam to be on the world basketball scene and Tai Wesley will be a key part of our plan to achieve that goal. Basketball New Zealand has adopted a free market approach for players from Oceania countries. This will mean players such as Tai Wesley that are nationals of the 21 Federations in the FIBA Oceania Zone are not counted as a restricted player in the League. This is a really positive contribution to the development of players with talent in the greater Oceania zone from New Zealand and Australia that both take this approach said FIBA Oceania Secretary General David Crocker. In talking with the Southland Times New Zealand Tall Blacks Assistant Coach and Sharks Head Coach Paul Henare said "Tai has been on our radar for some time. We were pretty close to signing his older brother, Mekeli, but the timing wasn't right. With Tai recently finishing his season in Holland and our need to bolster our stocks, his arrival will be very helpful for our team". The Zerofee Southland Sharks currently sit third on the NBL ladder with a 9-6 record. Courtesy of: Guam Basketball Federation
25-year old American (has also Guamanian passport) guard Earnest Ross (196-103kg-91, college: Missouri). He played in the summer at Ballarat Miners in Australian SEABL-East. In 22 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 5.0apg and 2.1spg. Last year (a year after he left the college) Ross was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in fourth round (74th overall). He attended University of Missouri until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro... [read more]
5th at the end of the Regular Season, managed to triumph in Guam. In Game 2 they posted a 92-82 win. Earlier Toothfairies won the Final opener beating MVP in a thriller. In a back-to-back game Toothfairies grabbed a 106-104 win in Game 1. Kirk Long was named the best player of the game as he collected 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. [read more]
Toothfairies clinch GBA title sweeping the series against MVP. The team that finished 5th at the end of the Regular Season, managed to triumph in Guam. In Game 2 they posted a 92-82 win. Earlier Toothfairies won the Final opener beating MVP in a thriller. In a back-to-back game Toothfairies grabbed a 106-104 win in Game 1. Kirk Long was named the best player of the game as he collected 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
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