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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 14-0 
 2. Southland S. 9-5 
 3. SC Rangers 8-5 
 4. Canterbury 7-7 
 5. Nelson G. 4-10 
 6. Taylor Hawks 3-10 
 7. Taranaki MA 3-11 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Webster, Wellingt.26.5 
 2. Jones, Canterbury24.5 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.23.2 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury21.4 
 5. Ross, SC Rangers19.2 
 6. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.7 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers17.9 
 8. Wesley, Wellington S.17.2 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.17.1 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Pledger, Southlan.9.9 
 2. Jones, Canterbury9.4 
 3. Gomis, Taranaki MA9.3 
 4. Williams, Taylor H.8.8 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.6 
 6. Egwu, SC Rangers8.2 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.8.1 
 8. Duinker, Wellingt.7.9 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.7 
 10. McCarron, SC Ra.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.8.7 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.7.4 
 3. Kendle, Canterbury5.8 
 4. Norton, Southlan.5.7 
 5. Boucher, SC Rangers5.4 
 6. Tait, SC Rangers5.2 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.5.1 
 8. Adnam, Nelson G.4.9 
 9. McCarron, SC Ra.4.8 
 10. ORiley, Taranaki.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Shea ILI
  Wellington S.
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ili, Wellington S.2.5 
 2. Boucher, SC Rangers2.5 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.2.0 
 4. Webster, Wellingt.1.8 
 5. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 6. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.7 
 7. Bartlett, Taylor H.1.5 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers1.5 
 9. Ross, SC Rangers1.4 
 10. Kendle, Canterbury1.4 
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 Rangers1.6 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 6. Grim, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 8. Neighbour, Cante.0.9 
 9. Kay, Southland S.0.7 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.0.7 

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Round 11 (Regular Season)

SC Rangers May.28 Wellington S 75%
Taranaki MA 57% May.27 Taylor Hawks
Canterbury 64% May.27 Southland S
Nelson G. May.26 Wellington S 90%
Steven Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - Apr 14, 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.


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 (47-35) in their last game. Despite Adams' good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35) was crushed 120-99 on the road by the Phoenix Suns. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Adams' fourth season with the team. Adams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 11.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.4%(374-652) and FT: 61.1% in 80 games he played so far. Adams 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). He was not able to help Zaragoza (8-19) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Fotu's good performance Zaragoza was edged 91-88 in Barcelona by the much higher-ranked FC Barcelona (#5). He recorded 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Fotu has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg, 5.9rpg, 2FGP: 67.9%(112-165), 3FGP: 8.7% and FT: 59.7%. He has a dual citizenship: Tongan and New Zealand. Fotu is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia). He was not able to secure a victory for Eagles (4-12) in their last game. Despite Tawhiti's very good performance his team lost 83-96 in Northbridge to the leading Redbacks in the SBL group. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Tawhiti also added 8 rebounds in 33 minutes. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Tawhiti has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 52.5% and FT: 76.9% in seven games. He played for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

   #4. Forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia) contributed to Spectres' victory against the fifth-ranked Kilsyth Cobras (1-3) 84-73 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. King-Hawea scored 7 points. Nunawading Spectres (3-0) are placed first in SEABL-East group. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. King-Hawea's overall stats this year are: 5.7ppg and 4.3rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2014.

Mike Karena
Mike Karena
   #5. International center Mike Karena (208-93, college: Wright St., currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Sammic ISB (21-7) in their last game. Despite Karena's good performance the league leader Sammic ISB lost 67-73 in Granada to the lower-ranked (#3) CB Granada. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Karena also added 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes. They ended the series of seven consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Karena has reliable stats this year: 13.6ppg, 6.3rpg and 2.0apg in 28 games. He plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #6. Forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Sabres (1-2) crushing them 107-82 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Newton scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Albury Wodonga Bandits (1-2) are placed fifth in SEABL-East group. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Newton's stats this season are: 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg. He is a former international player as he played for the New Zealand senior team two years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #7. Former international forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Geraldton Buccaneers in a victory against the seventh-ranked Cougars (3-3) 89-75 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He scored only one point in 16 minutes. Geraldton Buccaneers (4-1) are placed fourth in SBL group. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 2.0ppg and 3.0rpg in five games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team four years ago.


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

   #1. Thomas Giles (180-G-88, currently plays in Australia). Giles could not help Norths Soul Sports Bears (2-0) to beat Spiders (3-0). He cannot count it as his best performance. Giles scored only 3 points and added 3 passes in 7 minutes on the court. The third-placed Norths Soul Sports Bears (2-0) lost 69-75 on the road to the leading Spiders in the WARATAH group. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Giles' first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 1.4ppg and 1.4apg in five games he played so far.

   #2. Zeb Lovell (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Eastern Mavericks (2-0) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Lovell's good performance the first-placed Eastern Mavericks (2-0) were badly defeated 85-69 in Gawler by the much lower-ranked Central District Lions (#8) in the Premier League. He scored 12 points. It's Lovell's first season with the team. Lovell's overall stats this year are: 9.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.0apg.   




Shea Ili
Best players of New Zealand NBL round 10 - 2 days ago
International Guard Shea Ili (184-G-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Wellington S. and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10. The 24-year old guard had the game-high 30 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Wellington S. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Southland S. (#2, 9-5) 109-94. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first pl...   [read more]

Nnanna Egwu
NBL Round 10: Rangers beat Sharks in the most crucial game of the week - 3 days ago
An exciting game was played in Auckland. Third ranked Rangers faced their biggest opponent Sharks. Host Rangers (8-5) smashed guests from Southland (9-5) 112-82. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 112-82. Rangers dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Sharks' 44. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Nigerian-Americ...   [read more]

Thomas
Abercrombie
Thomas Abercrombie selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 5 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 forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87). He could not help Demir IBB (9-21) in their last game. Despite Abercrombie's good performance Demir IBB lost 79-86 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#6) Galatasaray.    [read more]


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Mitchell Newton's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 12 days ago  
Final Four series to be hosted by Tauranga - 14 days ago  
Webster's 37-point game gives him Player of the Week award - 16 days ago  
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NBL Round 7: Hawks beat higher ranked Rangers - 25 days ago  
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 26 days ago  
Curtis Washington agreed terms with Mountain Airs - 26 days ago  
Canterbury welcomes back Moore, ex Promitheas - 27 days ago  
Henry number one in New Zealand for round 6 - 1 month ago  
NBL Round 6: Rangers lose to Saints in the game between Top 4 teams - 1 month ago  
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  
NBL Round 5: First victory of Giants - 1 month ago  
Steven Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 1 month ago  
Giants add Grim to their roster, ex Uni Baskets - 1 month ago  
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