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NBL Standings
 1. Canterbury 0-0 
 2. Manawatu J. 0-0 
 3. Nelson G. 0-0 
 4. SC Rangers 0-0 
 5. Southland S. 0-0 
 6. Taranaki MA 0-0 
 7. Taylor Hawks 0-0 
 8. Wellington S. 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Webster, Wellingt.25.3 
 2. Jones, Canterbury21.7 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.21.6 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.6 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.19.5 
 6. Ross, SC Rangers19.1 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.18.0 
 8. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.0 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.16.9 
 10. Tait, SC Rangers16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.0 
 2. Pledger, Southlan.10.0 
 3. Williams, Taylor H.9.9 
 4. Kay, Southland S.9.2 
 5. Jones, Canterbury8.8 
 6. Dempster, Nelson G.8.1 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.8.0 
 8. Egwu, SC Rangers7.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.7.5 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.7.9 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.6.5 
 3. Tait, SC Rangers5.8 
 4. Boucher, SC Rangers5.5 
 5. Kendle, Canterbury5.4 
 6. Norton, Southlan.5.4 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.5.3 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.6 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.6 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dillon BOUCHER
  SC Rangers
  (196-F-75)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Boucher, SC Rangers2.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.2.3 
 3. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 4. Webster, Wellingt.1.8 
 5. McCarron, SC Ra.1.7 
 6. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 7. Ross, SC Rangers1.5 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.4 
 9. Tait, SC Rangers1.3 
 10. Dempster, Nelson G.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.8 
 2. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.5 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 8. Dawson, Canterbury0.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.0.6 
 10. Boucher, SC Rangers0.6 

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First Round Schedule
Manawatu J. 60% Apr.29 Taranaki MA
Nelson G. 58% Apr.28 SC Rangers
Canterbury 60% Apr.27 SC Rangers
Wellington S 56% Apr.27 Southland S
Taylor Hawks 56% Apr.26 Southland S
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Giants sign Brook Ruscoe - Dec 11, 2012


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Brook Ruscoe
Guard Brook Ruscoe (189-G-90) has signed with Nelson for the 2013 NBL season and is looking forward to revisiting some old haunts, including the Jack Robins Stadium in Stoke.

"I used to come down for Nenad's [Vucinic] summer camps from the time I was 11 or 12 and quite a few of the guys who were intermediate kids then made it through to the Giants," the 22-year-old said.

Ruscoe is a Wellington lad. He's won a swag of age group national titles, a couple of national schoolboys championships, including claiming the MVP award both times, and he's a current NBL champion, being part of the Auckland Pirates side that monstered their opposition in 2012.

He's also played briefly at a college in Missouri and was a key figure when the Junior Tall Blacks played host to the world at the 2009 under-19 FIBA championships.

It's a healthy resume, yet Ruscoe was looking for something new, a change of style and tempo when he committed to Nelson.

Two NBL seasons ago, he made the decision to move to Auckland. He'd been in Wellington most of his life and the Saints squad there was settled and something of a closed shop.

The Pirates of 2011 became a woebegone bunch, though. Ruscoe averaged five points a game as a rookie as Auckland won just five of 16 games, finishing one spot off the foot of the league ladder.

A change of coach and a franchise revamp saw the Pirates stride to a championship this year, with Ruscoe up to eight points a night in a squad oozing Tall Blacks and Breakers veterans.

Ruscoe has tested his talents further afield, too. A stint at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri was cut short by injury and an operation, while he also attended a free agent camp with the 36ers franchise in Adelaide that, perhaps, should have yielded more.

Ruscoe rated his performance in front of Adelaide's management as the best he had ever played ("everything went my way, everything"), yet the phone never rang once and he returned to New Zealand.

"They went with local guys for their development spots but I thought I had done as much as I could."

He is not a part of the formal Breakers roster this season, either, but is in a wider group that benefits from coaching by Dean Vickerman and Judd Flavell and the occasional chance to train with members of the ANBL squad.
  




Steven Adams
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 10 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from New Zealanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93). He could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (22-20) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (22-20) lost 100-114 on the road to the Phoenix Suns.    [read more]

Rakeem
Christmas
Breakers sign Rakeem Christmas - 17 days ago
New Zealand Breakers (NBL) signed 27-year old Virgin Islander forward Rakeem Christmas (206-113kg-91, college: Syracuse). He supposed to play at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Nov.'17. In 5 games he had 9.8ppg and 3.4rpg this season. Christmas also played 5 games in Eurocup where he recorded 5.2ppg and 4.6rpg. The last season he played at the Pacers in NBA. In 28 games he averaged just 2.1ppg and 2.0rpg. Three years ago Christmas was drafted by Minnesota Timberwol...   [read more]

Tai Jack
Webster
Tai Jack Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 24 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95). He was the major contributor in a Deutsche Bank Skyliners' victory against the league outsider Walter Tigers in the German BBL in Tuesday night's game.    [read more]


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Steven Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 1 month ago  
Nelson Giants re-sign Kyle Adnam - 1 month ago  
KL Dragons land Curtis Washington, ex Taranaki MA - 2 months ago  
Tall Blacks thump Hong Kong in WC qualifier - 2 months ago  
Asian Qualifiers: South Korea upset New Zealand in Wellington - 2 months ago  
Uni Baskets add Prewster to their roster, ex Nelson G. - 2 months ago  
Tai Jack Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 2 months ago  
Corey Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 2 months ago  
Al-Riffa adds Jones to their roster, ex Canterbury - 3 months ago  
Tall Blacks in Europe - 3 months ago  
Thomas Abercrombie selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 3 months ago  
NZ Breakers' coach Paul Henare slams team's performance in 39-point loss - 4 months ago  
Saints' future uncertain - 5 months ago  
Wisconsin Badgers defeat NZ Breakers squad 85-75 in tour opener - 5 months ago  
New Zealand National Team 2017 - 5 months ago  
Oklahoma University Sooners too strong for NZ Premiers - 5 months ago  
Ethan Rusbatch paces Tall Blacks as they wind up Asia Cup buildup with defeat - 5 months ago  
Leon Henry's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 5 months ago  
Meng Duo leads China over New Zealand at Basketball Friendly - 5 months ago  
Ironi Nahariya tabs Corey Webster, ex Wellington S. - 5 months ago  
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