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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 10-1 
 2. Nelson G. 9-2 
 3. Southland S. 7-3 
 4. Canterbury 6-4 
 5. Taylor Hawks 6-5 
 6. Taranaki MA 2-8 
 7. Manawatu J. 1-9 
 8. SC Rangers 1-10 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Manawatu.
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Knight, Manawatu.25.5 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.25.3 
 3. Iverson, Manawatu.24.2 
 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. Peak, Wellington S.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. Shepard, Canterbury9.3 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.8.7 
 6. Jones, SC Rangers8.4 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.8.2 
 8. Brandt, Taylor H.8.1 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.7.7 
 10. Pledger, Southlan.7.3 
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.5.3 
 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. Iverson, Manawatu.2.4 
 4. Adnam, Nelson G.2.3 
 5. Delany, Nelson G.1.9 
 6. Woods, Taranaki MA1.7 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.7 
 8. Ili, Wellington S.1.6 
 9. Kenny, Taylor H.1.5 
 10. Dempster, Nelson G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Maxwell DARLING
  Canterbury
  (196-F-0)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Darling, Canterbury1.6 
 2. Scott, SC Rangers1.6 
 3. Smith, Taranaki MA1.3 
 4. Pledger, Southlan.1.3 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.1.0 
 6. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 7. Jones, SC Rangers0.8 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.0.8 
 9. Washburn, Cante.0.6 
 10. Smith-Milner, Nelson G.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%
Manawatu J. Jun.21 Nelson G. 92%
Webster's 37-point game gives him Player of the Week award - May 8, 2017


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Corey
Webster
28-year old guard Corey Webster (188-G-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Wellington S. and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had the game-high 37 points adding three rebounds and six assists for Wellington S. in his team's victory, helping them to beat SC Rangers (#4, 5-5) 98-87. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand league. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Wellington S. keeps a perfect 11-0 record. In the team's last game Webster had a remarkable 61.1% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 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 25.4ppg. Webster is in league's top in and averages solid 59.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Alex Pledger (215-C-87) of league's second-best Southland S.. He is former international center in his first season at Southland S.. In the last game Pledger recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Of course Southland S. cruised to a 105-94 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Canterbury (#3, 6-6). 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 7-3 record is not bad at all. Pledger is one of the most experienced players at Southland S. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Mitchell McCarron (191-G-92) of SC Rangers (#4). McCarron scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of SC Rangers, leading his team to a 106-83 easy win against the lower-ranked Taranaki MA (#7, 3-9). SC Rangers needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 5 lost games. McCarron has a great season in New Zealand. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.1ppg (3rd best), rebounds with 7.4rpg (9th best) and assists with 5.0apg (8th best). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 51.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Earnest Ross (196-G-91) of SC Rangers - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Dillon Boucher (196-F-75) of SC Rangers - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Marques Whippy (192-PF-86) of Canterbury - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Tylor Ongwae (199-F-91) of Taranaki MA - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Nnanna Egwu (211-F/C-92) of SC Rangers - 16 points and 12 rebounds
9. Marcel Jones (203-F-85) of Canterbury - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jeremy Kendle (186-G-88) of Canterbury - 29 points and 3 rebounds

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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 9 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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