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Jayden Fuiava selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Aug 26, 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.


   #1. This week's number one is U18 international Jayden Fuiava (99, currently plays in Australia). She could not help Logan Thunder (14-4) to beat Meteorettes (14-4). Fuiava cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. She recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 1 minutes on the court. The second-placed Logan Thunder (14-4) lost 67-80 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Meteorettes in the QBL group. It's Fuiava's fifth season with the team. This year Fuiava averages: 5.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 2FGP: 53.7%, 3FGP: 26.3% and FT: 75.9% in 17 games she played so far. She played for the New Zealand U18 national team one years ago.

Micaela Cocks
Micaela Cocks
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon, currently plays in Australia). Cocks was not able to help Meteorettes (13-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite her good performance Meteorettes (#2) were defeated 70-66 in Brisbane by the leading Spartans in the QBL group. Cocks was the second best scorer with 11 points. She also added 8 rebounds and dished 5 assists. It's Cocks' first season with the team. Cocks has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.0apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 44.1%, 3FGP: 33.0% and FT: 94.1%(48-51). She is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Chevannah Paalvast
Chevannah Paalvast
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Chevannah Paalvast (180-91, college: Monmouth, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Micaela Cocks and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Paalvast. She was not able to secure a victory for Meteorettes (13-3) in their game against Brisbane Spartans (18-0). It was not Paalvast's best game last Saturday. She scored only 2 points in 34 minutes. Meteorettes (#2) lost 66-70 in Brisbane to the leading Spartans in the QBL group. This year Paalvast has relatively solid stats: 12.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.2%, 3FGP: 36.9% and FT: 68.6% in 16 games. Ex-55.1%, then moved to kere West Auckland Rangers player is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Natalie Taylor
Natalie Taylor
   #4. An experienced forward Natalie Taylor (182-84, college: SE Missouri St., currently plays in Australia) faced previously mentioned Micaela Cocks in the Australian State League last game. Taylor contributed to a Brisbane Spartans' victory against the third-ranked Meteorettes (14-4) 70-66. She scored 9 points. Taylor is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's her fourth year in Brisbane Spartans' roster. Taylor has reliable stats this season: 10.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. She is also New Zealand national team player.

Kalani Purcell
Kalani Purcell
   #5. International forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Natalie Taylor and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Purcell helped Brisbane Spartans win their game against the third-ranked Meteorettes (14-4) 70-66. She scored 8 points, grabbed 9 boards, handed out 4 passes and blocked 4 shots in 40 minutes. Purcell's stats this year are: 11.2ppg, 9.6rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg in 14 games. She plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

   #6. Guard Sam Moodie (96, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Boomers (14-6) in their game against Sunbury (16-4) in the Australian State League (second division). Moodie did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. She recorded only 2 points. Boomers (#3) were defeated 71-65 by the leading Sunbury in the Big V group. Moodie's overall stats this season are: 1.9ppg and 3.7rpg. She is a former U20 international player as she played for the New Zealand team three years ago.

   #7. International guard Rebecca Ott (94, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Knox Raiders (15-5) in their game against Sunbury (16-4) in the Australian State League (second division). Ott recorded 7 points and had 3 steals in 39 minutes. Knox Raiders (#2) lost 59-67 to the leading Sunbury in the Big V group. They ended the series of five consecutive victories. Ott averaged so far 14.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.7spg in 18 games. She is also New Zealand national team player.


The list of other players, who all have New Zealand passport but never been selected to any of New Zealand national teams:

   #1. Moengaroa Subritzky (178-G-93, college: Md-E Shore, currently plays in Australia). Subritzky could not help Power (12-5) to beat Brisbane Spartans (18-0). She cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Subritzky recorded only one point and grabbed 4 rebounds. Power (#4) was crushed 89-67 on the road by the leading Brisbane Spartans in the QBL group. Subritzky's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.8apg.

   #2. Kayla Kiriau (173-G-93, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Kiriau was not able to help Power (12-5) in their last game. Despite her good performance Power (#4) was crushed 89-67 in Brisbane by the leading Spartans in the QBL group. Kiriau was the second best scorer with 10 points in only 1 minutes. Kiriau averaged so far 10.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.6apg and 2.0spg in 18 games she played so far.

   #3. Experienced Charmian Mellars (182-F-79, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Kayla Kiriau (above) in the other team. Mellars was not able to secure a victory for Power (12-5) in their game against Brisbane Spartans (18-0). She recorded 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But Power (#4) was crushed 89-67 in Brisbane by the leading Spartans in the QBL group. Mellars averaged so far 10.1ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.6apg and 2.5spg.

   #4. Alicia Carline (190-F-93, college: Portland St., currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Charmian Mellars (above) in the other team. Carline couldn't help Power (12-5) in their game against Brisbane Spartans (18-0). She recorded 8 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in only 1 minutes. Power (#4) was crushed 89-67 in Brisbane by the leading Spartans in the QBL group. This year Carline's overall stats are: 7.3ppg and 5.4rpg in 16 games.   



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