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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 15-3 
 2. Nelson G. 14-4 
 3. Southland S. 13-5 
 4. Taylor Hawks 12-6 
 5. Canterbury 8-10 
 6. SC Rangers 4-14 
 7. Manawatu J. 3-15 
 8. Taranaki MA 3-15 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Knight, Manawatu.28.9 
 2. Iverson, Manawatu.23.6 
 3. Jones, SC Rangers23.2 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.22.2 
 5. Douglas, Taranaki.21.6 
 6. Peak, Wellington S.20.1 
 7. Wilson, SC Rangers19.9 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.19.9 
 9. Heuir, Nelson G.19.5 
 10. Adnam, Nelson G.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Iverson, Manawatu.11.1 
 2. Douglas, Taranaki.10.8 
 3. Majok, Wellington S.10.3 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers10.2 
 5. Coleman, Southlan.9.1 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury8.9 
 7. Brandt, Taylor H.8.5 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.7.7 
 9. Washburn, Cante.7.6 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Shepard, Canterbury7.5 
 2. Tait, SC Rangers7.4 
 3. Ili, Wellington S.6.2 
 4. Adnam, Nelson G.5.7 
 5. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.5.5 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.4.8 
 8. Knight, Manawatu.4.8 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers4.7 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier THAMES
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thames, Canterbury2.3 
 2. Shepard, Canterbury2.3 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.2.1 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.1.8 
 5. Ili, Wellington S.1.8 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.1.8 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.6 
 8. Woods, Taranaki MA1.6 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers1.6 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier SMITH
  Taranaki MA
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Smith, Taranaki MA1.7 
 2. Darling, Canterbury1.3 
 3. Jones, SC Rangers0.9 
 4. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.0.9 
 6. Pledger, Southlan.0.9 
 7. Majok, Wellington S.0.8 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.0.7 
 9. Morgan, Southlan.0.6 
 10. Douglas, Taranaki.0.6 


Corey Webster's 35 points make him top New Zealand player abroad of the week - Jul 6, 2018

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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad.

Corey Webster
Corey Webster
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth, currently plays in China). He could not help Guizhou (6-3) in their last game. Despite Webster's very good performance Guizhou lost 97-109 at home to the second-ranked Shaanxi Xinda. He was the top scorer with 35 points. Webster also added 8 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) in 44 minutes on the court. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Webster has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 39.9ppg, 7.8rpg, 5.6apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 48.1%, 3FGP: 43.8% and FT: 88.9% in nine games he played so far. Webster is currently a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #2. Second place goes to former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia). He was not able to help Sunshine CR (10-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Meehl's very good performance the second-placed Sunshine CR (10-2) was defeated 89-80 on the road by the lower-ranked Brisbane Spartans (#6) in the QBL group. He was the top scorer with 25 points. It's Meehl's first season with the team. Meehl has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 53.7%, 3FGP: 39.2% and FT: 82.6%. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian. Former Wellington Exodus Saints starter played for the New Zealand university national team in 2007.

Dyson King-Hawea
Dyson King-Hawea
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia). King-Hawea was not able to secure a victory for Diamond Valley Eagles (5-11) in their game against Spectres (12-4) in the Australian State League (second division). He scored 9 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. But Diamond Valley Eagles (#7) were defeated 91-82 in East Burwood by the second-ranked Spectres in the SEABL-South group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season King-Hawea has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.9apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 54.9%, 3FGP: 24.1% and FT: 75.6%. He played for the New Zealand national team one years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #4. Forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Geraldton Buccaneers in a victory against the ninth-ranked Suns (9-13) 106-96 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Paringatai scored only 2 points in 8 minutes on the court. Geraldton Buccaneers (16-3) are placed second in SBL group. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 2.7ppg and 1.4rpg in 17 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). Carter could not help Brisbane Capitals (5-6) to beat Logan Thunder (3-9). He scored 7 points and added 4 passes in 21 minutes. Brisbane Capitals (#9) were edged 109-106 on the road by the lower-ranked (#12) Logan Thunder in the QBL group. 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: 13.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg in 10 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Sunshine CR in their game against Brisbane Spartans (7-2) in the Australian State League (second division). Meehl did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. He scored only 3 points. Sunshine CR (#2) was defeated 89-80 in Brisbane by the lower-ranked Spartans (#6) in the QBL group. It was Sunshine CR's first loss after ten consecutive victories. Meehl's total stats this season are: 4.7ppg and 1.3rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Tai Jack Webster (193-G-95) plays for Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL
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
Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) plays for ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL
Jarrod Kenny (188-G-85) plays for Cairns Taipans in Australian NBL
Robert Loe (211-F-91) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Quinn Clinton (194-G-99) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Daniel Fotu (200-F/G-99) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Thomas Giles (180-G-88) plays for Norths Soul Sports Bears in Australian State League
Tay Goodall (197-F/C) plays for Sturt Sabres in Australian State League
Isaac Smith (195-F/C-84) 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.


Daniel Gomis
Gomes returns to Mountain Airs - 8 days ago
Taranaki Mountainairs (NBL) re-signed 27-year old Senegalese forward Daniel Gomis (208-101kg-91, college: Oregon State). He was the best defensive player in the league in 2017 and the Airs were going great until he got hurt. In 11 games, he averaged7.1ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.3bpg. Gomis was a member of Senegalese U20 National Team back in 2008 and he graduated from Oregon State in 2016. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in New Zealand   [read more]

Jerry Evans
Jerry Evans (ex Nelson G.) agreed terms with E.N. Paralimni - 9 days ago
JERRY EVANS Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) inked 28-year old American forward Jerry Evans (203-95kg-90, college: Nevada). He played in the summer at Mike Pero Nelson Giants in New Zealand NBL league. In 15 games he recorded 13.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. Evans helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. The last season he played at Cairns Taipans (also in NBL) in where in 22 games he averaged 7.5ppg and...   [read more]

Taranaki Mountainair's announce new coach for 2019 Sal's NBL season - 16 days ago
The Taranaki Mountainair's are pleased to announce the appointment of David Bublitz as Head Coach of their Sal's NBL team for the 2019 season. David has past experience at the NBL level and has been involved with New Zealand age group teams for the past 5 years. When asked about how he felt about his new appointment, Coach Bublitz said 'Being Head Coach for the Mountainair's is very humbling. I was last head coach 4 seasons ago. Since then I have continued to develop and learn from a vari...   [read more]

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Xavier Thames (ex Canterbury) joins Kormend - 21 days ago  
Steven Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 1 month ago  
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
Southern Huskies join New Zealand NBL, sign Harry Froling - 1 month ago  
Fotu brothers in good form - 1 month ago  
Tall Blacks target high seeding after qualifying for World Cup with emphatic win over Syria - 1 month ago  
Tom Abercrombie, Jordan Ngatai shine as Tall Blacks dominate Jordan in Christchurch - 2 months ago  
Kiwis go down in EuroCup - 3 months ago  
Tai Jack Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 3 months ago  
Al-Ahli sign Marcel Jones, ex SC Rangers - 3 months ago  
Vilpas sign Jamie Skeen, ex Taylor Hawks - 3 months ago  
New Zealand Breakers push Phoenix Suns in pre-season clash - 3 months ago  
Corey Webster back in groove as NZ Breakers open pre-season with win over Perth - 4 months ago  
Washburn is back at the Spurs, ex Canterbury - 4 months ago  
Tall Blacks come up clutch at finish to squeeze out 63-60 victory over Lebanon - 4 months ago  
Tall Blacks dominate Syria, move closer to Fiba World Cup qualification - 4 months ago  
Tall Blacks win opening scrimmage against Qatar - 4 months ago  
Breakers tab Shawn Long - 4 months ago  
Osijek tabs Maxwell Darling, ex Canterbury - 5 months ago  
JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE lands Orlando Coleman, ex Southland S. - 5 months ago  
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