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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 3-0 
 2. SC Rangers 2-0 
 3. Southland S. 1-1 
 4. Taranaki MA 1-1 
 5. Canterbury 1-2 
 6. Nelson G. 0-2 
 7. Taylor Hawks 0-2 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jeremy KENDLE
  Canterbury
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Kendle, Canterbury26.7 
 2. McCarron, SC Ra.25.5 
 3. Webster, Wellingt.25.3 
 4. Tait, SC Rangers24.0 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.24.0 
 6. Jones, Canterbury23.7 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.22.5 
 8. Te-Rangi, Southlan.22.0 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.21.0 
 10. Wesley, Wellington S.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 14
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA14.0 
 2. Egwu, SC Rangers9.5 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.9.0 
 4. Wesley, Wellington S.8.7 
 5. Boucher, SC Rangers8.5 
 6. Jones, Canterbury8.3 
 7. Duinker, Wellingt.7.7 
 8. Ongwae, Taranaki.7.5 
 9. McCarron, SC Ra.7.5 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Shea ILI
  Wellington S.
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Ili, Wellington S.6.3 
 2. Webster, Wellingt.6.0 
 3. O'Riley, Ta.5.5 
 4. Bartlett, Taylor H.5.0 
 5. Norton, Southlan.5.0 
 6. McCarron, SC Ra.5.0 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers4.5 
 8. Kendle, Canterbury4.3 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers4.0 
 10. Jones, Canterbury3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tylor ONGWAE
  Taranaki.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ongwae, Taranaki.3.0 
 2. Bartlett, Taylor H.3.0 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.2.5 
 4. O'Riley, Ta.2.5 
 5. Burton, Taranaki.2.5 
 6. Jones, Canterbury2.0 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.1.7 
 8. Hunter, Southlan.1.5 
 9. Bailey-N., Taranaki.1.5 
 10. Boucher, SC Rangers1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA2.0 
 2. Neighbour, Cante.1.7 
 3. Washington, Nelson G.1.5 
 4. Jones, Canterbury1.3 
 5. Henry, Wellington S.1.3 
 6. Delany, Nelson G.1.0 
 7. Roberson, Taylor H.1.0 
 8. Pledger, Southlan.1.0 
 9. Brooks, Taranaki.1.0 
 10. Wesley, Wellington S.1.0 
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Pirates out of 2013 - Nov 2, 2012


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James Blond Auckland Pirates will not defend their Bartercard NBL title next season.

After much deliberation, Basketball Auckland has decided that it will not be entering a team in the 2013 National Basketball League.

BA undertook a thorough review of the on and off-court operation of the Pirates, and found the financial model, in particular, to be unsustainable in the short term.

While the players, coaching staff, team management, sponsors and supporters have every reason to be disappointed with the decision to withdraw the Pirates from the NBL, it has been made in the best interests of basketball in Auckland.

Basketball Auckland chairman Chris Ford said there remained every intention to field an Auckland Pirates NBL team in the future.

'The NBL remains New Zealand's premier domestic basketball competition and Auckland teams have a great history of success over the years,' says Ford. 'While it's disappointing not to have the Pirates in the league next season the BA board is committed to working with its partners to find a workable solution for future years.'

Bartercard NBL chairman Sam Rossiter-Stead adds: 'Obviously it is disappointing that the Pirates will not compete in 2013, especially having come such a long way in a short time. The NBL Board will continue working to ensure that the league has full representation from the greater Auckland region.'

Moving forward, Basketball Auckland considers there are several reasons why a strategic approach to development of the game in Auckland will see the Pirates return to the NBL at a later date.

With the recent creation of Auckland Basketball Services - a joint venture between Basketball Auckland and Counties-Manukau Basketball - the establishment of best-practice administration and delivery of basketball in the Auckland region remain top priorities.

Meantime, the Pirates programme will continue to operate locally with a focus on player development.
  




Grant
Fiorentinos
Taylor Hawks add Fiorentinos to their roster - 11 days ago
Taylor Hawks (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old British-Greek power forward Grant Fiorentinos (208-102kg-92). He just graduated from SIU Edwardsville (NCAA). Fiorentinos has played there for the last four years. In 25 games he had 7.0ppg and 3.4rpg last season. Fiorentinos also played 1 game where he recorded 5 points, 2 rebounds and 1 block. He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 g...   [read more]

Steven Adams
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 14 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93). He could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-29) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-29) lost 89-104 on the road to the Dallas Mavericks.    [read more]

Tai Wesley
Wesley comes back to Saints - 16 days ago
Defending champion Wellington Saints (NBL) added to their roster 31-year old American (has also Fijian passport) forward Tai Wesley (201-104kg-86, college: Utah State). It is actually his comeback to Saints as he has played here before. Wesley He just played at United in Australian NBL league. In 28 games he recorded 8.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg this season. The last summer Wesley played at Saints where in 16 NBL games he averaged 15.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 1.9spg (in top 5) and 1.5bpg. He hel...   [read more]


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