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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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%
Dyson King-Hawea selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - May 26, 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.

   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia). He led Spectres to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Sabres (3-7) crushing them 107-80 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. King-Hawea scored 12 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists in a mere 19 minutes on the court. Nunawading Spectres (10-2) are placed first in SEABL-East group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year King-Hawea averages: 6.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 65.9%(29-44), 3FGP: 21.4% and FT: 75.0% in 12 games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team three years ago.

Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia). Newton could not help Bandits (5-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the fifth-placed Bandits (5-6) were crushed 107-86 on the road by the lower-ranked Canberra Gunners (#7) in the SEABL-East group. Newton scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Newton has relatively good stats this season: 13.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 91.3%(21-23). He played for the New Zealand national team in 2015.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia). Paringatai contributed to Buccaneers' victory against the fifth-ranked Slammers (6-5) 96-86 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He scored 6 points in only 9 minutes. Geraldton Buccaneers (11-2) are placed second in SBL group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 4.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 42.5%, 3FGP: 23.1% and FT: 58.8% in 13 games. He played for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

   #4. Power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Eagles in their game against Giants (4-7) in the Australian State League (second division). Tawhiti scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. his team were edged 85-83 in Kalgoorlie by the much lower-ranked Giants (#12) in the SBL group. Tawhiti's total stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has New Zealand passport:

   #1. Thomas Giles (180-G-88, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Norths Soul Sports Bears in a victory against the fourth-ranked Bankstown Bruins (6-4) 105-99 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. Giles scored only 3 points in 10 minutes. Norths Soul Sports Bears (5-1) are placed third in WARATAH group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Giles' first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 2.6ppg and 1.1rpg in nine games he played so far.

Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87) plays for Demir IBB in Turkish BSL
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
Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) plays for Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Robert Loe (211-F-91) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Mika Vukona (197-C-82) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Samuel Waardenburg (207-PF-99) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
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.  

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]

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]

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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