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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 10-1 
 2. Nelson G. 10-2 
 3. Southland S. 7-3 
 4. Canterbury 6-4 
 5. Taylor Hawks 6-5 
 6. Taranaki MA 2-8 
 7. Manawatu J. 1-10 
 8. SC Rangers 1-10 
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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Manawatu.
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Knight, Manawatu.25.3 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.25.3 
 3. Iverson, Manawatu.23.8 
 4. Douglas, Taranaki.21.5 
 5. Jones, SC Rangers21.1 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury20.3 
 7. Thames, Canterbury20.1 
 8. Wilson, SC Rangers19.6 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.19.5 
 10. Washburn, Cante.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Javonte DOUGLAS
  Taranaki.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Douglas, Taranaki.11.3 
 2. Majok, Wellington S.10.9 
 3. Coleman, Southlan.10.0 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.9.4 
 5. Shepard, Canterbury9.3 
 6. Jones, SC Rangers8.4 
 7. Brandt, Taylor H.8.1 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.8.0 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.7.7 
 10. McRae, Manawatu J.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  SC Rangers
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Tait, SC Rangers7.6 
 2. Adnam, Nelson G.7.0 
 3. Shepard, Canterbury6.9 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.6.7 
 5. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 6. Knight, Manawatu.5.1 
 7. Weeks, Southlan.5.0 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.5.0 
 9. Raukawa, Southlan.4.1 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Canterbury
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Shepard, Canterbury2.6 
 2. Thames, Canterbury2.4 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.2.3 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.2.2 
 5. Delany, Nelson G.2.0 
 6. Tait, SC Rangers1.7 
 7. Woods, Taranaki MA1.7 
 8. Ili, Wellington S.1.6 
 9. Kenny, Taylor H.1.5 
 10. Dempster, Nelson G.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Devon SCOTT
  SC Rangers
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Scott, SC Rangers1.6 
 2. Darling, Canterbury1.6 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.1.3 
 4. Smith, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.1.1 
 6. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 7. Jones, SC Rangers0.8 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.0.8 
 9. Washburn, Cante.0.6 
 10. Hunter, Southlan.0.6 

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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Manawatu J. Jun.30 Canterbury 86%
SC Rangers 59% Jun.24 Taranaki MA
Taylor Hawks 83% Jun.23 Taranaki MA
Canterbury 90% Jun.23 Manawatu J.
Southland S Jun.22 Wellington S 55%
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 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.


Steven Adams
Steven Adams
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in NBA). He could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (45-33) in their last game. Despite Adams' good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (45-33) lost 95-100 on the road to the San Antonio Spurs. He scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 35 minutes on the court. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Adams' fourth season with the team. Adams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 11.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.6%(357-620) and FT: 60.6% in 76 games he played so far. Adams played for the New Zealand senior national team six years ago.

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Isaac Fotu (203-93, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Spain). Fotu was not able to help Zaragoza in their game against CB Canarias (19-7) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. Zaragoza lost 54-65 in Tenerife to the leading CB Canarias. It was Zaragoza's third consecutive loss in a row. Fotu has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 68.8%(108-157), 3FGP: 8.7% and FT: 58.7% in 26 games. He has a dual citizenship: Tongan and New Zealand. Fotu is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

   #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 contributed to Eagles' victory against the 13th-ranked Slammers (0-3) 86-75 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Tawhiti scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. East Perth Eagles (4-12) are placed in SBL group. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Tawhiti's overall stats this year are: 9.8ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 53.1% and FT: 71.4%. He played for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #4. Forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Bandits (0-3) in their game against Spectres (2-2) in the Australian State League (second division). Newton scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 32 minutes. But the sixth-placed Bandits (0-3) lost 87-96 in East Burwood to the second-ranked Spectres in the SEABL-East group. So far Bandits lost all three games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Newton has relatively solid stats: 12.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.5apg in two games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2015.

Mike Karena
Mike Karena
   #5. International center Mike Karena (208-93, college: Wright St., currently plays in Spain) led Sammic ISB to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked L'Hospitalet (9-18) crushing them 94-65 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Saturday night. Karena scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (21-6) is placed first in the LEB Silver. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Karena has reliable stats this season: 13.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.9apg. He plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

   #6. Forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia) faced previously mentioned Mitchell Newton in the Australian State League last game. King-Hawea managed to help Nunawading Spectres in a victory against the sixth-ranked Bandits (0-3) 96-87. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year King-Hawea's overall stats are: 5.0ppg and 5.0rpg in two games. 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. Aron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) could not help the Detroit Pistons (34-43) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the Detroit Pistons (34-43) were edged 105-102 on the road by the Toronto Raptors. Baynes recorded 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Baynes' overall stats this season are: 4.9ppg and 4.5rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand.

   #2. Zeb Lovell (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Eastern Mavericks in their game against West Adelaide Bearcats (0-1) in the Australian State League (second division). Lovell scored 7 points. It was his first game for Eastern Mavericks this season. Eastern Mavericks were defeated 85-73 in Woodville by the much lower-ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (#10) in the Premier League. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.

   #3. Simon Bennett (188-G-85, currently plays in Germany) managed to help BSG Grevenbroich in a victory against the 11th-ranked Bonn II (12-14) crushing them 89-63 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. Bennett scored only 3 points in 19 minutes. BSG Grevenbroich (17-8) is placed fourth in West group. The Regular Season already ended. Bennett has been at the team for five years. This season he averages just 2.3ppg in 15 games he played so far. Bennett is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and German.   




Jordan
Ngatai
Ngatai number one in New Zealand for round 8 - 3 days ago
International Forward Jordan Ngatai (196-F-93, agency: MKP Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Wellington S., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 8. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Manawatu J. (#7, 1-9) 79-70. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. Wellington S. has a very good season and are considered to have a run fo...   [read more]

Julian
Washburn
NBL Round 8: Sharks are defeated by Rams - 4 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most important game in the last round took place in Southland between third ranked Sharks (7-3) and fourth ranked Rams (6-4) on Friday night. Sharks were defeated by Rams at home 89-77. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Sharks. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Julian Washburn (203-91, college: UTEP) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and the other A...   [read more]

Dominique
Kelman-Poto
Kelman-Poto's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 10 days ago
Forward Dominique Kelman-Poto (201-F) put on an amazing game in the last round for SC Rangers and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 7. He had a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Taranaki MA (#6, 2-7) 93-86. SC Rangers maintains the 8th position in New Zealand league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 9 games and recorded just one victory. Kelman-Poto just recently signed...   [read more]


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