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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 
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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%
Leon Henry's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - Aug 4, 2017


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We bring you last week's top performances from New Zealanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Leon Henry
Leon Henry
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Australia). He was the major contributor in a Ballarat Miners' victory against the third-ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (13-10) 98-79 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Henry had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds in 21 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SEABL-East. Ballarat Miners (15-8) are placed second. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Henry's first season with the team. Henry has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 10.4rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 65.1%(41-63), 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 44.4% in eight games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team five years ago.

Tobias Cameron
Tobias Cameron
   #2. Second place goes to U19 international guard Tobias Cameron (193-99, currently plays in Australia). Cameron led Rollers to a 3-point victory over the sixth-ranked Ipswich Force (9-7) 97-94 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. He was MVP of the game. Cameron recorded 20 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals in 41 minutes. Gold Coast Rollers (5-11) are placed tenth in QBL group. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This year Cameron has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 42.1%, 3FGP: 35.0% and FT: 90.9%(20-22) in nine games. He is in the roster of the New Zealand U19 national team.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia). Meehl led Sunshine CR to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Gladstone Port City Power (4-10) 101-83 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Sunshine Coast Rip (10-5) is placed fifth in QBL group. Meehl's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. This season Meehl averages: 8.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2FGP: 81.3%(13-16), 3FGP: 44.0% and FT: 79.2%. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian. Former Wellington Exodus Saints starter played for the New Zealand university national team ten years ago.

   #4. Power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia). Tawhiti could not help Eagles (4-12) to beat Redbacks (8-14). He recorded 6 points in 18 minutes. his team lost 107-116 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#7) Redbacks in the SBL group. The Regular Season already ended. This year Tawhiti's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg in 26 games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.


The list of other players, who all have New Zealand passport but never been selected to any of New Zealand national teams:

   #1. Zac Carter (203-F/G-89, currently plays in Australia) led Brisbane Capitals to an easy victory against the leader Brisbane Spartans (17-0) crushing them 116-91 in a derby game in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Carter recorded 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group QBL. Brisbane Capitals (12-3) are placed second. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Carter is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Brisbane Capitals' roster. This season Carter has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.5apg. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Gladstone Port City Power (4-10) 101-83 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Meehl recorded 7 points. Sunshine Coast Rip (10-5) is placed fifth in QBL group. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Meehl has reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.1apg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.


Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87) plays for Demir IBB in Turkish BSL
Aron Baynes (208-C-86) plays for Boston Celtics in the NBA
Steven Adams (213-C/F-93) plays for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
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
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) plays for ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL
Corey Webster (188-G-88) plays for Ironi Nahariya in Israeli Winner League
Mike Karena (208-C-93) plays for Lleida Basquet in Spanish LEB Gold
Thomas Giles (180-G-88) plays for Norths Soul Sports Bears in Australian State League
Isaac Smith (196-F/C) plays for Buccaneers in Australian State League
James Paringatai (201-F-86) plays for Buccaneers in Australian State League
Dyson King-Hawea (200-F-92) plays for Spectres in Australian State League
Mitchell Newton (200-F-95) plays for Bandits 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.  




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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