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NBL Standings
 1. Canterbury 0-0 
 2. Manawatu J. 0-0 
 3. Nelson G. 0-0 
 4. SC Rangers 0-0 
 5. Southland S. 0-0 
 6. Taranaki MA 0-0 
 7. Taylor Hawks 0-0 
 8. Wellington S. 0-0 
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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First Round Schedule
Manawatu J. 60% Apr.29 Taranaki MA
Nelson G. 58% Apr.28 SC Rangers
Canterbury 60% Apr.27 SC Rangers
Wellington S 56% Apr.27 Southland S
Taylor Hawks 56% Apr.26 Southland S
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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)   




Brandon
Lucas
Brandon Lucas signs at Jets - 13 hours ago
Newly promoted Manawatu Jets (NBL) landed 25-year old American guard Brandon Lucas (193-93kg-92, college: East Central). He has played for the last two years at York Buccaneers (ABA) in the U.S. Among other achievements he played in the final of GAC Tournament in 2015. Lucas received also All-GAC Honorable Mention award back in 2014 at his college time. Lucas graduated from East Central University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball. By Eurobasket Data Center Ch...   [read more]

Daishon
Knight
Daishon Knight (ex Qatar Club) joins Jets - 13 hours ago
DAISHON KNIGHT Manawatu Jets (NBL) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Daishon Knight (185-86kg-91, college: Illinois State). He just played at played at Qatar Club in Qatari D1 league. Knight managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 D1 games he had very impressive stats: 19.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 6.5apg and 1.0spg this season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Knight also played for Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo that season where in 8 D1 games...   [read more]

Okesene Ale
SC Rangers tab rookie Okesene Ale - 13 hours ago
Supercity Rangers (NBL) landed 29-year old American point guard Okesene Ale (188-88). He played college basketball forBYU-Hawaii (NCAA2). Among his achievements - his team made it to the PacWest Tournament Semifinals in 2013. He also received All-PacWest 1st Team award in 2013. Ale will be playing his first season of professional basketball. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in New Zealand   [read more]


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