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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 10-0 
 2. Southland S. 5-3 
 3. Canterbury 5-5 
 4. SC Rangers 4-3 
 5. Taranaki MA 3-5 
 6. Nelson G. 2-8 
 7. Taylor Hawks 1-6 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcel JONES
  Canterbury
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Jones, Canterbury25.9 
 2. Webster, Wellingt.24.1 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.23.4 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury21.6 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.21.5 
 6. Tait, SC Rangers17.2 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.17.2 
 8. Adnam, Nelson G.16.9 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.16.4 
 10. Te-Rangi, Southlan.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.6 
 2. Jones, Canterbury10.0 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.9.2 
 4. Wesley, Wellington S.8.3 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.1 
 6. Egwu, SC Rangers8.0 
 7. Bailey-N., Taranaki.7.9 
 8. McCarron, SC Ra.7.6 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.4 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.9.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.8.2 
 3. Kendle, Canterbury6.6 
 4. Bartlett, Taylor H.5.6 
 5. Norton, Southlan.5.6 
 6. Tait, SC Rangers5.5 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.5.1 
 8. McCarron, SC Ra.5.0 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.7 
 10. Webster, Wellingt.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mitchell MCCARRON
  SC Ra.
  (191-G-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McCarron, SC Ra.2.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.2.1 
 3. Boucher, SC Rangers2.0 
 4. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 5. Tait, SC Rangers1.8 
 6. Kenny, Taylor H.1.8 
 7. Bartlett, Taylor H.1.6 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.6 
 9. Kendle, Canterbury1.5 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.8 
 2. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.4 
 4. Grim, Nelson G.1.0 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Neighbour, Cante.0.9 
 8. OLeary, Taranaki.0.8 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.0.7 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.0.7 

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Round 7 (Regular Season)

Nelson G. Apr.29 Taranaki MA 52%
SC Rangers 87% Apr.28 Taylor Hawks
SC Rangers 73% Apr.28 Taranaki MA
Webster's 29 points and 7 assists give him Player of the Week award - Apr 17, 2017


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Corey
Webster
28-year old guard Corey Webster (188-G-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's best team Wellington S. and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had the game-high 29 points adding seven assists for Wellington S. in his team's victory, helping them to crush Southland S. (#4, 4-3) with 18-point margin 111-93. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand league. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Wellington S. keeps a perfect 7-0 record. In the team's last game Webster had a remarkable 78.6% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Wellington S., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Lambuth University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Webster is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.6ppg. Webster is in league's top in assists (6th best: 5.4apg) and averages solid 59.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Mitchell McCarron (191-G-92) of league's second-best SC Rangers. He is Australian guard in his first season at SC Rangers. In the last game McCarron recorded impressive 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course SC Rangers cruised to a 99-87 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Nelson G. (#7, 1-6). This victory allowed SC Rangers to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. McCarron is one of the most experienced players at SC Rangers and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.2ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 7.3rpg and 5.2apg.

Third place about best performers goes to center Alex Pledger (215-C-87) of Southland S. (#4). Pledger scored 21 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Southland S., leading his team to a 101-87 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Taylor Hawks (#6, 1-5). Southland S. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Pledger has a great season in New Zealand. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.8rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcel Jones (203-F-85) of Canterbury - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Lindsay Tait (190-G-82) of SC Rangers - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Shea Ili (184-G-92) of Wellington S. - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Earnest Ross (196-G-91) of SC Rangers - 32 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Tylor Ongwae (199-F-91) of Taranaki MA - 33 points and 7 rebounds
9. Kyle Adnam (186-G-93) of Nelson G. - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Tai Wesley (201-F-86) of Wellington S. - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




Leon Henry
Henry number one in New Zealand for round 6 - 2 days ago
Forward Leon Henry (200-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Wellington S., receiving a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 34 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Canterbury (#4, 4-5) with 23-point margin 102-79. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. They maintain a perfect record without any...   [read more]

Josh Duinker
NBL Round 6: Rangers lose to Saints in the game between Top 4 teams - 3 days ago
Very significant was Saints' (#1, 9-0) victory against second-best Rangers (4-3) 103-67. The game was mostly controlled by Saints. Rangers managed to win fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saints dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Rangers' 34. Saints had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes m...   [read more]

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 4 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 an international forward Isaac Fotu (203-93). Heto a victory against the closely-ranked Joventut in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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