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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 14-2 
 2. Nelson G. 12-3 
 3. Southland S. 12-4 
 4. Taylor Hawks 9-6 
 5. Canterbury 8-9 
 6. Taranaki MA 3-13 
 7. Manawatu J. 3-13 
 8. SC Rangers 3-14 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Avg: 29.2
 1. Knight, Manawatu.29.2 
 2. Iverson, Manawatu.24.0 
 3. Ili, Wellington S.23.1 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers22.4 
 5. Douglas, Taranaki.21.6 
 6. Delany, Nelson G.20.2 
 7. Adnam, Nelson G.20.2 
 8. Wilson, SC Rangers19.9 
 9. Thames, Canterbury19.6 
 10. Peak, Wellington S.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Iverson, Manawatu.11.4 
 2. Majok, Wellington S.11.1 
 3. Douglas, Taranaki.10.8 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers10.3 
 5. Coleman, Southlan.9.6 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury8.9 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.8.3 
 8. Brandt, Taylor H.8.3 
 9. Washburn, Cante.7.8 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Shepard, Canterbury7.7 
 2. Tait, SC Rangers7.5 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.6.5 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.6.3 
 5. Weeks, Southlan.5.9 
 6. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.4.9 
 8. Knight, Manawatu.4.9 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers4.6 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Shepard, Canterbury2.4 
 2. Thames, Canterbury2.3 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.2.2 
 4. Delany, Nelson G.1.8 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.1.8 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.1.8 
 7. Woods, Taranaki MA1.7 
 8. Boucher, SC Rangers1.6 
 9. Tait, SC Rangers1.6 
 10. Burton, Taranaki.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier SMITH
  Taranaki MA
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Smith, Taranaki MA1.7 
 2. Darling, Canterbury1.4 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.1.1 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.1.1 
 5. Jones, SC Rangers0.9 
 6. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 7. Henry, Wellington S.0.8 
 8. Majok, Wellington S.0.7 
 9. Skeen, Taylor H.0.6 
 10. Smith-Milner, Nelson G.0.6 


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Round 12 (Regular Season)

Wellington S 79% Jul.23 Canterbury
Taylor Hawks 81% Jul.22 Manawatu J.
Nelson G. 50% Jul.21 Wellington S
Thomas Abercrombie selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - May 19, 2017

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Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad.

Thomas Abercrombie
Thomas Abercrombie
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., currently plays in Turkey). He could not help Demir IBB (9-21) in their last game. Despite Abercrombie's good performance Demir IBB lost 79-86 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#6) Galatasaray. He scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes on the court. It was Demir IBB's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Abercrombie averages: 6.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 41.4%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 83.3% in seven games he played so far. Ex-Waikato Pistons player is currently a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Isaac Fotu (203-93, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Spain). He was not able to help Zaragoza in their game against Movil Estudiantes (13-19) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Fotu did not impress in that game on Sunday. He recorded only 3 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Zaragoza was defeated 90-85 at home by the higher-ranked Movil Estudiantes (#11). It was Zaragoza's fourth consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Fotu's overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 2FGP: 66.9%(121-181), 3FGP: 8.7% and FT: 58.9%. He has a dual citizenship: Tongan and New Zealand. Fotu is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia). He was not able to secure a victory for Bandits (4-5) in their last game. Despite Newton's very good performance the fifth-placed Bandits (4-5) were badly defeated 90-74 in Dandenong by the leading Rangers in the SEABL-East group. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Newton also added 9 rebounds in 35 minutes. Newton has relatively good stats this year: 14.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 49.3%, 3FGP: 45.5%(15-33) in nine games. He played for the New Zealand national team two years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #4. Forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) led Buccaneers to a victory against the fourth-ranked Redbacks (8-3) 117-113 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Paringatai scored 11 points and blocked 2 blocks. Geraldton Buccaneers (9-2) are placed second in SBL group. Paringatai's overall stats this season are: 4.1ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #5. Former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a Sunshine CR's victory against the fifth-ranked Logan Thunder (2-1) 98-84 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Meehl scored 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 30 minutes. Sunshine Coast Rip (2-0) is placed fifth in QBL group. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Meehl has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg in two games. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian. Meehl used to play for the New Zealand university national team ten years ago.

   #6. Power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) helped Eagles win their game against the leader Hawks (9-0) 95-77 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He scored 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SBL. East Perth Eagles (4-12) are placed . Tawhiti's overall stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3apg. He is a former international player as he played for the New Zealand senior team four years ago.

   #7. Former international forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Nunawading Spectres in a victory against the fourth-ranked Ballarat Miners (5-3) 92-82 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. King-Hawea scored only 2 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 26 minutes. Nunawading Spectres (9-1) are placed first in SEABL-East group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year King-Hawea's overall stats are: 6.0ppg and 4.1rpg in 10 games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team three years ago.

   #8. Forward Tobias Cameron (99, currently plays in Australia) helped Rollers win their game against the ninth-ranked Maroochydore Clippers (1-1) 89-76 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. Cameron scored 6 points. Gold Coast Rollers (2-2) are placed sixth in QBL group. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Cameron's total stats this year are: 5.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.7apg. He plays currently for the New Zealand U18 national team.

Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Steven Adams (213-C/F-93) plays for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
Aron Baynes (208-C-86) plays for Detroit Pistons in the NBA
Robert Loe (211-F-91) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Samuel Waardenburg (207-PF-99) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Mika Vukona (197-C-82) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Thomas Giles (180-G-88) plays for Norths Soul Sports Bears in Australian State League
Zac Carter (203-F/G-89) plays for Brisbane Capitals in Australian State League
Isaac Smith (196-F/C) plays for Buccaneers in Australian State League

Notice: The list above includes only some of the New Zealand playing currently abroad. Go to New Zealand Abroad Page to see completed list.  

Winston Shepard (ex Canterbury) is a newcomer at Mornar Bar - 4 hours ago
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