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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 16-0 
 2. Southland S. 9-6 
 3. SC Rangers 8-6 
 4. Canterbury 8-7 
 5. Nelson G. 4-11 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-11 
 7. Taylor Hawks 3-11 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Webster, Wellingt.26.1 
 2. Jones, Canterbury23.9 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.23.4 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.7 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.19.0 
 6. Ross, SC Rangers19.0 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.18.2 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers18.2 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.17.6 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Pledger, Southlan.9.9 
 2. Gomis, Taranaki MA9.4 
 3. Jones, Canterbury9.1 
 4. Williams, Taylor H.9.0 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.9 
 6. Egwu, SC Rangers8.1 
 7. Henry, Wellington S.7.9 
 8. Wesley, Wellington S.7.8 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.7 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.8.5 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.7.0 
 3. Norton, Southlan.5.7 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury5.5 
 5. Boucher, SC Rangers5.4 
 6. Webster, Wellingt.5.2 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers5.2 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.9 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.7 
 10. McCarron, SC Ra.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Shea ILI
  Wellington S.
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ili, Wellington S.2.4 
 2. Boucher, SC Rangers2.4 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.2.0 
 4. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 5. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 6. Webster, Wellingt.1.7 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.5 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.4 
 9. Ross, SC Rangers1.4 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.1.4 
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 MA1.4 
 5. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 6. Neighbour, Cante.0.9 
 7. Kay, Southland S.0.8 
 8. Wesley, Wellington S.0.8 
 9. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 10. Jones, Canterbury0.7 

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Round 12 (Regular Season)

Nelson G. Jun.4 SC Rangers 70%
Canterbury 67% Jun.3 Taranaki MA
Taylor Hawks Jun.3 Wellington S 94%
Southland S 63% Jun.2 Taranaki MA
SC Rangers 84% Jun.1 Taylor Hawks
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 10, 2017


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad.


Steven Adams
Steven Adams
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in NBA). 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. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Adams also added 5 rebounds in 25 minutes on the court. It was Thunder's fourth consecutive loss in a row. It's Adams' fourth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Adams averages: 11.9ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.6%(308-535) and FT: 63.0% in 63 games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team six years ago.

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Isaac Fotu (203-93, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Spain). Fotu was not able to help Zaragoza (7-15) in their last game. Despite his good performance Zaragoza lost 80-93 in Madrid to the higher-ranked (#10) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. Fotu scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 31 minutes. It was Zaragoza's third consecutive loss in a row. Fotu has relatively good stats this year: 10.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2FGP: 69.9%(95-136), 3FGP: 9.5% and FT: 64.9% in 22 games. He has a dual citizenship: Tongan and New Zealand. Fotu is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Thomas Abercrombie
Thomas Abercrombie
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., currently plays in Turkey). Abercrombie was not able to secure a victory for Demir IBB (6-14) in their game against Gaziantep (10-10) in the Turkish BSL. He did not have that impressive stats last Saturday. Abercrombie scored only 2 points in 16 minutes. Demir IBB lost 67-78 on the opponent's court to the much higher-ranked (#7) Gaziantep. It was Demir IBB's seventh consecutive loss in a row. This year Abercrombie's overall stats are: 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 2FGP: 37.5% and FT: 75.0% in two games. Ex-Waikato Pistons player is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Tai Jack Webster
Tai Jack Webster
   #4. Guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Nebraska (5-9) in their game against the University of Minnesota (5-11) in the NCAA. Despite his good performance on Thursday night He scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Webster is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Nebraska's roster. This season Webster has very high stats. He averages: 17.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. Webster is also New Zealand national team player.

Tom Vodanovich
Tom Vodanovich
   #5. Former U18 international forward Tom Vodanovich (201-94, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the JMU (7-11) in their game against the College of Charleston (14-4) in the NCAA, despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes. But the JMU lost 62-67 at home to the College of. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Vodanovich has been at the team for four years. This season Vodanovich's total stats are: 6.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg in 29 games. He used to play for the New Zealand U18 national team five years ago.

Sam Timmins
Sam Timmins
   #6. Center Sam Timmins (211-97, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams Washington (2-12) in their game against the University of Southern California (5-13) in the NCAA. Timmins recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The Washington was badly defeated 74-58 on their home court in Seattle by the University of Southern California. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. It's Timmins' first season with the team. He has averaged so far 3.2ppg and 3.8rpg. Timmins is a former U19 international player as he played for the New Zealand team two years ago.

Jack Salt
Jack Salt
   #7. Former international center Jack Salt (211-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help The University of Virginia in a victory against the University of Pittsburgh (4-12) crushing them 67-42 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 19 minutes. The The University of Virginia has a solid 9-5 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Salt has averaged so far 3.6ppg and 3.9rpg in 32 games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team three years ago.

   #8. Forward Alex Talma (203-94, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Biola University (12-4) in their game against the The Master's College, CA (12-4) in the NAIA. Despite his very good performance on Saturday night He scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The Regular Season already ended in the NAIA. Talma has averaged so far 8.4ppg and 5.0rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand U18 national team back in 2012.


The list of other players, who all have New Zealand passport but never been selected to any of New Zealand national teams:

   #1. Aron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) led Detroit Pistons to a victory against the Chicago Bulls (31-33) 109-95 in the NBA last Monday. Baynes scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons have 31-33 record this season. Baynes' overall stats this year are: 4.6ppg and 4.0rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand.

   #2. Yanni Wetzell (208-F, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a 3-point Saint Mary's (TX) University's victory against the Texas A&M International University (13-5) 63-60 in the NCAA2 in Thursday night's game. He scored 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Saint Mary's (TX) University has 8-10 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the NCAA2 Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Wetzell has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.2ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.6apg.

   #3. Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa (188-G-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Idaho State University (10-4) 91-76 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. Mauriohooho-Le'afa recorded 8 points and added 4 assists. The Sacramento State University has 7-7 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Mauriohooho-Le'afa has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Mauriohooho-Le'afa has never played in New Zealand.

   #4. Nikau McCullough (188-G-97, currently plays in NCAA2) is a teammate of previously mentioned Yanni Wetzell. But that was another game of his team in NCAA2 which we would like to mention. McCullough. He could not help the Saint Mary's (TX) University (8-10) to beat the Arkansas-Fort Smith (13-5). McCullough scored 6 points in 17 minutes. The Saint Mary's (TX) University was badly defeated 73-56 on the road by the Arkansas-. This year McCullough averages only 2.5ppg in 19 games he played so far.   




McKenzie
Moore
Moore's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 7 hours ago
24-year old guard McKenzie Moore (198-G-92, agency: Two Points) had an amazing evening in the last round for Canterbury and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11. He had a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Southland S. (#2, 9-6) 79-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Canterbury maintains the 4th position in New Zealand league. Canterbury is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a...   [read more]

McKenzie
Moore
NBL Round 11: Sharks lose to Rams - 1 day ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL. The game between second ranked Sharks (9-6) and fourth ranked Rams (8-7) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Sharks were defeated by Rams in a tough game in Christchurch 71-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sharks won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, c...   [read more]

Dyson
King-Hawea
Dyson King-Hawea selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92). Heto an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Sabres in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game.    [read more]


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Webster's 37-point game gives him Player of the Week award - 21 days ago  
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Curtis Washington agreed terms with Mountain Airs - 1 month ago  
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Isaac Fotu selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
Webster's 29 points and 7 assists give him Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
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