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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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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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Mitchell Newton selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Jul 7, 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.


Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia). Newton could not help Bandits (8-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the fifth-placed Bandits (8-10) were crushed 110-83 on the road by the lower-ranked (#7) Sabres in the SEABL-East group. Newton scored 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 40 minutes on the court. It was Bandits' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Newton has relatively good stats this year: 14.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2FGP: 53.3%, 3FGP: 42.4% and FT: 84.2% in 18 games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team two years ago.

   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia). Tawhiti was not able to help Eagles (4-12) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance his team were defeated 81-69 in Perth by the much lower-ranked Stirling Senators (#7) in the SBL group. Tawhiti was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 7 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Tawhiti averages: 8.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 47.7%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 70.5%. He played for the New Zealand national team in 2013.

Leon Henry
Leon Henry
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Australia). Henry was not able to secure a victory for Ballarat Miners (11-6) in their game against Mount Gambier Pioneers (14-2) in the Australian State League (second division). He scored 8 points, had 10 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 28 minutes. Ballarat Miners (#2) were crushed 100-75 in Mt Gambier by the leading Mount Gambier Pioneers in the SEABL-East group. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. This year Henry's overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 16.7% in two games. He played for the New Zealand national team five years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #4. Forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Geraldton Buccaneers in a victory against the 11th-ranked Eagles (7-15) crushing them 111-77 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Paringatai scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 11 minutes. Geraldton Buccaneers (17-3) are placed second in SBL group. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. This year Paringatai's total stats are: 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg in 18 games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.

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 leader Brisbane Spartans (11-0) 89-82 in the Australian State League (second division) last Friday. Meehl scored 9 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group QBL. Sunshine Coast Rip (8-1) is placed third. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Meehl has averaged so far 8.1ppg and 1.6rpg. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian. Meehl used to play for the New Zealand university national team ten years ago.

Tohi Smith-Milner
Tohi Smith-Milner
   #6. Power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Frankston Blues (5-13) in their game against Tigers (4-11) in the Australian State League (second division). Smith-Milner scored only 4 points. Frankston Blues (#7) were badly defeated 85-69 in Melbourne by the higher-ranked Tigers (#5) in the SEABL-South group. Smith-Milner has averaged so far 7.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.6apg. He is a former international player as he played for the New Zealand senior team three 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. Zac Carter (203-F/G-89, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in a Brisbane Capitals' victory against the seventh-ranked Ipswich Force (5-6) crushing them 110-88 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 22 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. Brisbane Capitals (8-1) are placed second in QBL group. Carter has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.9apg in seven games he played so far. Carter has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) led Sunshine CR to a victory over the 14th-ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (0-11) 108-99 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Meehl scored 27 points (!!!). Sunshine Coast Rip (8-1) is placed third in QBL group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Meehl has relatively good stats this season: 12.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.0apg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

   #3. Thomas Giles (180-G-88, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Norths Soul Sports Bears to win against the ninth-ranked Hawks (1-12) crushing them 86-55 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Giles scored only 4 points. Norths Soul Sports Bears (9-2) are placed second in WARATAH group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Giles' first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 2.0ppg and 1.1rpg.

   #4. Zeb Lovell (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Australia). He could not help Eastern Mavericks (11-3) to beat Sturt Sabres (8-6). Lovell scored 9 points and added 3 passes in 17 minutes. But Eastern Mavericks were crushed 102-74 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) Sturt Sabres in the Premier League. It was Eastern Mavericks' first loss after eleven consecutive victories. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Lovell's first season with the team. He has averaged so far 6.5ppg and 1.4apg in 11 games.   




Clay Wilson
Clay Wilson (ex Bochum) agreed terms with SC Rangers - 10 hours ago
CLAY WILSON James Blond Supercity Rangers (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Clay Wilson (191-77kg-92, college: Princeton). He spent his 2-year professional career in Germany. He has played for the last two years at played at VfL AstroStars Bochum in German ProB, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 15 games he recorded 11.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. The previous (15-16) season Wilson played also at AstroStars (also in ProB) where in...   [read more]

Brandon
Lucas
Brandon Lucas signs at Jets - 2 days 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 - 2 days 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]


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