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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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Leon Henry's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - Jul 14, 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.


Leon Henry
Leon Henry
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Australia). He led Ballarat Miners to an easy victory against the leader Geelong Supercats (13-4) crushing them 107-84 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. Henry had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 31 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SEABL-East. Ballarat Miners (12-7) are placed third. This year Henry averages: 9.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 3.7apg in three games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team five years ago.

Tohi Smith-Milner
Tohi Smith-Milner
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC, currently plays in Australia). Smith-Milner led Frankston Blues to a victory against the fourth-ranked Bendigo Braves (9-11) 102-95 in the Australian State League (second division) last Friday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Smith-Milner's second season in pro basketball. Frankston Blues (7-13) are placed seventh in SEABL-South group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Smith-Milner's overall stats are: 8.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 47.8%, 3FGP: 23.3% and FT: 70.6% in nine games. Former Canterbury Rams starter played for the New Zealand national team in 2014.

   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia). He could not help Eagles (4-12) in their last game. Despite Tawhiti's good performance his team were edged 105-103 on the road by the much lower-ranked (#9) Flames in the SBL group. He recorded 13 points in 21 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Tawhiti's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 72.0% in 23 games. He played for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #4. Forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Buccaneers in their game against Magic (4-17) in the Australian State League (second division). Paringatai cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. The second-placed Buccaneers (17-4) were defeated 94-79 in Mandurah by the much lower-ranked Magic (#14) in the SBL group. Paringatai has averaged so far 3.8ppg and 2.5rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.

   #5. Former international forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Spectres (14-5) in their game against Mount Gambier Pioneers (15-2) in the Australian State League (second division). King-Hawea cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points in 15 minutes. Spectres lost 81-92 in Mt Gambier to the leading Mount Gambier Pioneers in the SEABL-East group. King-Hawea has averaged so far 6.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg in 17 games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team three years ago.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #6. Guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Sunshine CR (8-3) in their game against Mackay Meteors (12-2) in the Australian State League (second division). Meehl recorded 6 points. Sunshine CR (#3) was defeated 103-96 in Mackay by the lower-ranked Meteors (#3) in the QBL group. Meehl has averaged so far 7.4ppg and 1.5rpg. He is a former university international player as he played for the New Zealand team ten 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) could not help Brisbane Capitals (8-2) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Brisbane Capitals (8-2) were edged 95-93 on the road by the much lower-ranked (#9) South West Metro Pirates in the QBL group. Carter was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 6 rebounds in 33 minutes. Carter has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.8apg in eight games he played so far. Carter has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Thomas Giles (180-G-88, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in a Norths Soul Sports Bears' victory against the sixth-ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (9-8) 82-64 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. He recorded 11 points. Norths Soul Sports Bears (9-3) are placed third in WARATAH group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Giles averages: 2.6ppg and 1.2rpg.

   #3. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Sunshine CR (8-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite Meehl's very good performance the third-placed Sunshine CR (8-3) was defeated 103-96 in Mackay by the lower-ranked Meteors (#3) in the QBL group. He recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Meehl has relatively good stats this season: 12.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

   #4. Zeb Lovell (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Eastern Mavericks (13-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the first-placed Eastern Mavericks (13-3) were badly defeated 99-79 in Flinders Park by the much lower-ranked Woodville Warriors (#8) in the Premier League. Lovell was the top scorer with 20 points. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Lovell's total stats this season are: 7.8ppg and 1.5apg.   




Paul Henare
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Kevin
Braswell
Saints' future uncertain - 1 month ago
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Brevin
Pritzl
Wisconsin Badgers defeat NZ Breakers squad 85-75 in tour opener - 1 month ago
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