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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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Dyson King-Hawea selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - May 26, 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.


   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia). He led Spectres to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Sabres (3-7) crushing them 107-80 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. King-Hawea scored 12 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists in a mere 19 minutes on the court. Nunawading Spectres (10-2) are placed first in SEABL-East group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year King-Hawea averages: 6.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 65.9%(29-44), 3FGP: 21.4% and FT: 75.0% in 12 games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team three years ago.

Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia). Newton could not help Bandits (5-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the fifth-placed Bandits (5-6) were crushed 107-86 on the road by the lower-ranked Canberra Gunners (#7) in the SEABL-East group. Newton scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Newton has relatively good stats this season: 13.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 91.3%(21-23). He played for the New Zealand national team in 2015.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia). Paringatai contributed to Buccaneers' victory against the fifth-ranked Slammers (6-5) 96-86 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He scored 6 points in only 9 minutes. Geraldton Buccaneers (11-2) are placed second in SBL group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 4.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 42.5%, 3FGP: 23.1% and FT: 58.8% in 13 games. He played for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

   #4. Power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Eagles in their game against Giants (4-7) in the Australian State League (second division). Tawhiti scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. his team were edged 85-83 in Kalgoorlie by the much lower-ranked Giants (#12) in the SBL group. Tawhiti's total stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.


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) managed to help Norths Soul Sports Bears in a victory against the fourth-ranked Bankstown Bruins (6-4) 105-99 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. Giles scored only 3 points in 10 minutes. Norths Soul Sports Bears (5-1) are placed third in WARATAH group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Giles' first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 2.6ppg and 1.1rpg in nine games he played so far.


Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87) plays for Demir IBB in Turkish BSL
Steven Adams (213-C/F-93) plays for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
Aron Baynes (208-C-86) plays for Detroit Pistons in the NBA
Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) plays for Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Robert Loe (211-F-91) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Mika Vukona (197-C-82) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Samuel Waardenburg (207-PF-99) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Zac Carter (203-F/G-89) plays for Brisbane Capitals in Australian State League
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.  




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