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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 18-0 
 2. Southland S. 12-6 
 3. SC Rangers 11-7 
 4. Canterbury 10-8 
 5. Nelson G. 4-14 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-14 
 7. Taylor Hawks 4-14 
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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Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 28, 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 (47-35) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35) lost 109-113 on the road to the Houston Rockets. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Adams also added 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in 37 minutes on the court. It's Adams' fourth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Adams averages: 11.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.6%(392-680) and FT: 60.1% in 85 games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team six years ago.

Mike Karena
Mike Karena
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Mike Karena (208-93, college: Wright St., currently plays in Spain). Karena led Sammic ISB to a victory over the tenth-ranked Alcazar (14-16) 72-67 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Karena scored 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (23-7) is placed first in the LEB Silver. The Regular Season already ended. Karena has relatively good stats this season: 14.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 56.3%(180-320) and FT: 75.0%. Ex-Canterbury Rams player 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 forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia). He contributed to Spectres' victory against the second-ranked Bendigo Braves (1-2) 90-79 in the Australian State League (second division) on Sunday night. King-Hawea scored 10 points in 20 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SEABL-East. Nunawading Spectres (3-2) are placed first. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year King-Hawea's overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 2FGP: 58.8%(10-17), 3FGP: 26.7% in five games. He played for the New Zealand national team three years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #4. Forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) contributed to Buccaneers' victory against the 12th-ranked Flames (2-5) 85-79 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Paringatai scored 8 points. Geraldton Buccaneers (6-1) are placed first in SBL group. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Paringatai's total stats this year are: 3.4ppg and 3.0rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.

Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #5. Former international forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a 1-point Bandits' victory against the third-ranked Geelong Supercats (2-3) 98-97 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SEABL-East. Albury Wodonga Bandits (2-2) are placed second. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Newton has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg and 5.3rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team two years ago.

   #6. Power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Suns (3-7) 107-90 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Tawhiti scored 9 points and added 3 passes in 27 minutes. East Perth Eagles (4-12) are placed in SBL group. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Tawhiti has reliable stats this year: 10.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.5apg in eight games. He is a former international player as he played for the New Zealand senior 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 (3-0) to beat Sydney City Comets (5-1). He scored 6 points in 19 minutes. The third-placed Norths Soul Sports Bears (3-0) were crushed 95-71 on the road by the lower-ranked (#3) Sydney City Comets in the WARATAH group. It's Giles' first season with the team. This year Giles' total stats are: 2.2ppg and 1.3apg in six games he played so far.

   #2. Zeb Lovell (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Eastern Mavericks in their game against Forestville Eagles (4-0) in the Australian State League (second division). Lovell scored 6 points. The fourth-placed Eastern Mavericks (3-1) were crushed 114-70 in Goodwood by the leading Forestville Eagles in the Premier League. It was Eastern Mavericks' first loss after three consecutive victories. It's Lovell's first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 6.3ppg and 1.3apg.


Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87) plays for Demir IBB in Turkish BSL
Aron Baynes (208-C-86) plays for Detroit Pistons in the NBA
Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) plays for Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa
Robert Loe (211-F-91) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Samuel Waardenburg (207-PF-99) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Mika Vukona (197-C-82) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Isaac Smith (196-F/C) plays for Buccaneers in Australian State League

Notice: The list above includes only some of the New Zealand playing currently abroad. Go to New Zealand Abroad Page to see completed list.  




Steven Adams
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 6 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 former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93). He was the major contributor in an Oklahoma City Thunder's victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA in Friday night's game.    [read more]
Nelson Giants re-sign Kyle Adnam - 9 days ago
The Mike Pero Nelson Giants yesterday announced the re-signing of Australian point guard Kyle Adnam (186-G-93) for the 2018 season. After spending four seasons as a development player in the Australian NBL (Adelaide 36ers 2013-14, Wollongong Hawks 2014-15, Melbourne United 2015-17), and three seasons in the SEABL with the Kilsyth Cobras (2014-16), Adnam ventured to New Zealand in March 2017 for his first professional gig. Adnam appeared in 11 games for the Giants in 2017, averaging 16.6...   [read more]

Steven Adams
Steven Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 13 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 power forward Steven Adams (213-93). He could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-12) in their last game. Despite Adams' good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-12) was edged 99-98 on the road by the Detroit Pistons.    [read more]


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