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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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Wesley number one in New Zealand for round 12 - Jun 5, 2017


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Tai Wesley
American-Fijian Forward Tai Wesley (201-F-86, agency: MKP Management) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Wellington S., receiving a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Taylor Hawks (#7, 3-13) 98-90. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. 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 17-0 record. In the team's last game Wesley had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Wellington S., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Utah State University star has very solid stats this year. Wesley is in league's top in points (6th best: 18.9ppg), rebounds (6th best: 8.1rpg) and averages impressive 66.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Wellington S.'s star - 28-year old former international guard Corey Webster (188-G-88). Webster had a very good evening with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Wellington S. cruised to a 98-90 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Taylor Hawks (#7, 3-13). Of course Wellington S. still keep the league's top spot. He plays for the best team in the league and Wellington S. managed to win all 17 games keeping a perfect record. Webster is one of the most experienced players at Wellington S. and similarly like Tai Wesley has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.1ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 4.1rpg and 5.2apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was Australian center James Hunter (208-C-92) of Southland S. (#3). Hunter scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Southland S., leading his team to a 91-70 easy win against the lower-ranked Taranaki MA (#6, 4-13). Southland S. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 6 lost games. Hunter has a very solid season. In 14 games in New Zealand he scored 7.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Reuben Te Rangi (198-F/G-94) of Southland S. - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Nick Kay (206-C/F-92) of Southland S. - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ethan Rusbatch (196-G/F-92) of Canterbury - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Lindsay Tait (190-G-82) of SC Rangers - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Aaron Bailey-Nowell (196-F/G-81) of Taranaki MA - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Brook Ruscoe (187-G-90) of SC Rangers - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Mike Karena (208-C-93) of Canterbury - 17 points and 9 rebounds

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)   




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