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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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Mitchell Newton's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - May 12, 2017


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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.


Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia). He could not help Bandits (4-4) in their last game. Despite Newton's very good performance the fifth-placed Bandits (4-4) lost 92-102 on the road to the second-ranked Ballarat Miners in the SEABL-East group. He had a double-double by scoring 30 points and getting 10 rebounds in 34 minutes on the court. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Newton has relatively good stats this year: 14.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 46.4% in eight games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team two 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 in their game against Real Madrid (24-7) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Zaragoza was badly defeated 98-78 at home by the leading Real Madrid. It was Zaragoza's third consecutive loss in a row. Fotu's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Fotu averages: 9.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 2FGP: 67.8%(120-177), 3FGP: 8.7% and FT: 59.1%. 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 forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia). He contributed to Spectres' victory against the sixth-ranked Tigers (3-4) 102-88 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. King-Hawea recorded 6 points. Nunawading Spectres (8-1) are placed first in SEABL-East group. King-Hawea's overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP: 58.6%(17-29), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 75.0%. He played for the New Zealand national team three years ago.

   #4. Forward Tobias Cameron (99, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Rollers (0-2) in their game against Ipswich Force (2-0) in the Australian State League (second division). Cameron recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was his first game for Rollers this season. Rollers (#12) lost 95-103 in Booval to the much higher-ranked (#3) Ipswich Force in the QBL group. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Cameron is also New Zealand U18 national team player.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #5. Former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a Sunshine CR's victory against the second-ranked Brisbane Spartans (2-0) 76-71 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He recorded 9 points. It was his first game for Sunshine CR this season. His team is placed fifth in QBL group. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Meehl is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian. He used to play for the New Zealand university national team ten years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #6. Forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Buccaneers (8-2) in their game against Lightning (5-5) in the Australian State League (second division). Paringatai cannot count it as his best performance. He recorded only 2 points and blocked 2 shots in 5 minutes on the court. Buccaneers (#3) lost 84-91 in North Lake to the lower-ranked (#5) Lightning in the SBL group. They ended the series of five consecutive victories. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 3.4ppg and 2.9rpg in 10 games. He is a former international player as he played for the New Zealand senior team four years ago.

   #7. Former international power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Eagles (4-12) in their game against Magic (1-7) in the Australian State League (second division). Tawhiti cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. his team were defeated 107-96 in Mandurah by the much lower-ranked Magic (#14) in the SBL group. Tawhiti's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.5apg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

   #8. An experienced guard Flynn Cameron (191-0, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tobias Cameron and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Cameron couldn't help Rollers (0-2) in their game against Ipswich Force (2-0). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Cameron recorded only 2 points in 13 minutes. Rollers (#12) lost 95-103 in Booval to the much higher-ranked (#3) Ipswich Force in the QBL group. It's Cameron's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 2.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg in two games. Cameron plays currently for the New Zealand U18 national team.


One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has New Zealand passport:

   #1. Thomas Giles (180-G-88, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-5) 84-68 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. Norths Soul Sports Bears (5-0) are placed second in WARATAH group. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. It's Giles' first season with the team. This year Giles' overall stats are: 2.9ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.1apg in seven games he played so far.   




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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