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Antonia Edmondson selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 21, 2017

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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad.

Antonia Edmondson
Antonia Edmondson
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Antonia Edmondson (181-87, currently plays in Australia). She could not help Perth Lynx (10-7) in their last game. Despite Edmondson's good performance Perth Lynx lost 78-90 on the road to the second-ranked Sydney Uni Flames. She scored 11 points in 24 minutes on the court. This year Edmondson averages: 9.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.8apg, 2FGP: 40.8%, 3FGP: 34.5% and FT: 81.3% in 17 games she played so far. She is currently a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Micaela Cocks
Micaela Cocks
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon, currently plays in Australia). Cocks was not able to help Townsville Fire in their game against Canberra Capitals (10-8) in the Australian WNBL. She scored 8 points and added 4 passes. Townsville Fire was defeated 73-67 in Canberra by the lower-ranked Capitals (#5). Cocks' overall stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 36.8%, 3FGP: 34.8% and FT: 71.4%. She is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Penina Davidson
Penina Davidson
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Penina Davidson (190-95, college: California, currently plays college basketball in the States). Davidson contributed to California's victory against the University of Colorado (0-2) 65-53 in the NCAA on Friday night. She recorded 8 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks in 35 minutes. The University of California has 4-1 conference record this season. This year Davidson's overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 52.3%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 55.2% in 15 games. She is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Jordan Hunter
Jordan Hunter
   #4. Guard Jordan Hunter (172-90, college: SE Missouri St., currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Adelaide Lightning (2-17) in their game against Dandenong Rangers (13-5) in the Australian WNBL. Hunter scored 7 points and added 4 assists. The bottom-ranked Adelaide Lightning was crushed 85-58 in Dandenong by the leading Rangers. Hunter's total stats this season are: 2.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.9apg. She is also New Zealand national team player.

Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Jillian Harmon (185-G-87) plays for Lucca in Italian Serie A1
Erin Rooney (173-G-90) plays for Artego Bydgoszcz in Polish TBLK
Chevannah Paalvast (180-G/F-91) plays for Townsville Fire in Australian WNBL
Jessica Bygate (186-F-92) plays for Boomers in Australian WNBL
Sezen Mercan (84) plays for Yalova Vip in Turkish TKBL  

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Guy Molloy
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