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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 
Full Standings

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%
Best players of New Zealand NBL round 4 - Apr 10, 2017


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Corey
Webster
International Guard Corey Webster (188-G-88) had a great game in the last round for league's leader Wellington S. and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 28-year old guard had the game-high 31 points adding four rebounds and seven assists for Wellington S. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Canterbury (#4, 3-3) 114-104. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. 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. The season is still on an early stage, but Wellington S. already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Webster had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He just recently signed at Wellington S., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Lambuth University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Webster is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.5ppg. Webster is in league's top in assists (6th best: 5.2apg) and averages solid 54.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Australian Nick Kay (206-C/F-92) of second-ranked Southland S.. Kay impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he led Southland S. to another comfortable win outscoring SC Rangers (3-2) 100-73. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Southland S. consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team's 3-2 record is not bad at all. Kay is one of the most experienced players at Southland S. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Marcel Jones (203-F-85) of Canterbury (#4). Jones got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . Despite Jones' great performance Canterbury lost 104-114 to #1 ranked Wellington S.. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Canterbury needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Jones has a great season in New Zealand. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.2ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 9.7rpg (3rd best). Marcel Jones has also New Zealand passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Alonzo Burton (193-G-93) of Taranaki MA - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Tai Wesley (201-F-86) of Wellington S. - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Nnanna Egwu (211-F/C-92) of SC Rangers - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89) of Wellington S. - 22 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Alex Pledger (215-C-87) of Southland S. - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Tylor Ongwae (199-F-91) of Taranaki MA - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Marques Whippy (192-PF-86) of Canterbury - 7 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists

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)   




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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