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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 18-0 
 2. Southland S. 12-6 
 3. SC Rangers 11-7 
 4. Canterbury 10-8 
 5. Nelson G. 4-14 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-14 
 7. Taylor Hawks 4-14 
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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Mika Vukona selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 25, 2013


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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.


Mika Vukona
Mika Vukona
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Mika Vukona (198-82, currently plays in Australia). He led New Zealand Breakers to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Adelaide 36ers (6-12) 84-66 in the Australian NBL in Sunday night's game. Vukona was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 24 minutes on the court. New Zealand Breakers (16-3) are placed first in the NBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Vukona is ranked seventh on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 6.7rpg. He also averaged so far 7.3ppg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 44.2%, 3FGP: 12.5% and FT: 60.5% in the 18 games he played so far. Vukona has a dual citizenship: Fijian and New Zealand. He is currently a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Thomas Abercrombie
Thomas Abercrombie
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Washington St., currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mika Vukona. But that was another game of his team in Australian NBL which we would like to mention. Abercrombie was the main contributor in a 1-point New Zealand Breakers' victory against the closely-ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-9) 72-71. He was the best player in that game. Abercrombie scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. New Zealand Breakers (16-3) are placed first in the NBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Abercrombie's fifth season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 41.5%, 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 68.4%. Abercrombie played for the New Zealand national team in 2011.

Alex Pledger
Alex Pledger
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Alex Pledger (213-87, college: Belm.Abbey, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mika Vukona. He played also in the last Australian NBL game facing Thomas Abercrombie (above) in the other team. Pledger was the major contributor in a 1-point New Zealand Breakers' victory against the closely-ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-9) 72-71. He scored 12 points, had 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. Pledger is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in New Zealand Breakers' roster. Pledger is currently first on the league's list of best blockers with 1.7bpg. This year his other stats are: 9.5ppg, 6.4rpg, 2FGP: 47.2% and FT: 55.3% in the 17 games. Pledger is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Everard Bartlett
Everard Bartlett
   #4. Guard Everard Bartlett (193-86, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Cairns Taipans (6-11) crushing them 86-64 in the Australian NBL in Friday night's game. He scored 16 points. Perth Wildcats (13-4) are placed second in the NBL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This season Bartlett averages: 5.9ppg and 1.6rpg. He is also New Zealand national team player.

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu
   #5. International forward Isaac Fotu (203-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Hawaii (3-4) in their last game. Despite Fotu's good performance the Hawaii was crushed 88-59 on the road by the Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo. He scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. This year Fotu's overall stats are: 5.9ppg and 1.6rpg in the 16 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Tongan and New Zealand. Fotu plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Leon Henry
Leon Henry
   #6. Swingman Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mika Vukona and both played together in the last Australian NBL game. Henry contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Adelaide 36ers (6-12) 84-66. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Henry's total stats this season are: 3.4ppg and 2.2rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

Dillon Boucher
Dillon Boucher
   #7. Former international forward Dillon Boucher (196-75, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mika Vukona. He played also in the last Australian NBL game facing Leon Henry (above) in the other team. Boucher managed to help New Zealand Breakers in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Adelaide 36ers (6-12) 84-66. He scored only 4 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 22 minutes. Boucher has been at the team for five years. This season Boucher's total stats are: 2.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg in the 18 games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team six years ago.

Corey Webster
Corey Webster
   #8. Guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mika Vukona. He played also in the last Australian NBL game facing Alex Pledger (above) in the other team. Webster contributed to a 1-point New Zealand Breakers' victory against the closely-ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-9) 72-71. He scored 7 points. Webster has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 1.4rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2011.

Robert Loe
Robert Loe
   #9. International forward Robert Loe (211-91, currently studies in the States) was not able to help the St.Louis (2-2) in their game against the Rhode Island University (1-3) in the NCAA. Loe recorded 7 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 35 minutes. The St.Louis was edged in an overtime 82-80 at home by the Rhode Island University. Loe has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 1.4rpg in the 14 games. He is also in the roster of the New Zealand national team.

Steven Adams
Steven Adams
   #10. Power forward Steven Adams (213-93, is currently at the American university) contributed to Pittsburgh's victory against the Providence College (2-5) 68-64 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. Adams recorded 8 points. The University of Pittsburgh has 4-3 conference record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Adams has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 1.4rpg. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the New Zealand senior national team.   




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