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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
  Manawatu.
  (185-G-91)
  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
 Kuran IVERSON
  Manawatu.
  (206-F-95)
  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
  Canterbury
  (203-F-93)
  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
  Canterbury
  (191-G-91)
  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
  (206-C-)
  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 

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Travis McAvene Named 2018-20 Tonga National Team Head Coach - Aug 14, 2018


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Date: August 14, 2018

-- Niasi Malua To Continue Through 2020 As Tonga Men's National Team Managing Director --

The future leadership for the Tonga Basketball Men's National Team was disclosed today when Tonga Basketball Chairman Niasi Malua officially announced that four-time Copa Mitchell Cup Championship and longtime International Head Coach Travis McAvene has been named Head Coach of the Tonga Basketball Men's National Team for the 2018-20 quadrennium. Additionally, Tonga Basketball announced that Malua will continue in 2018-20 as Managing Director of the Tonga Basketball Men's National Team. Tonga Basketball's Board of Directors approved the two selections.

As head coach, McAvene will coach the Tonga National Team over the course of the 2018-20 quad, which could possibly include all Tonga Men's National Team training camps, and if the Tonga qualifies, the 2018 FIBA Polynesia Cup in Samoa (November) and the 2019 Copa Mitchell Cup (Jan. 2-8) in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

'I'm extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to represent our country as the coach of the Tonga National Team,' said McAvene. Tonga wants to take their basketball culture to the next level and I look forward to helping them compete for FIBA Championships this upcoming year.

Internationally, McAvene served as an Assistant Coach for the USA Basketball National Teams where he served under former NBA Coach of the Year Sam Mitchell , while winning one Silver and one Bronze medal. He served as the Head Coach for the 2012 USA National Selection Team that finished in second place with a 6-3 record in the 2012 FIBA William Jones Cup (Taiwan). McAvene would later win 4 championships in the Copa Mitchell Cup (Dominican Republic). Last summer, he was named Head Coach of the Chabibeh Sporting Cup of Lebanon. In the 2018 Liga Mediterranean Cup in Barcelona, Spain, McAvene led the Lebanese club to a Gold medal.

McAvene graduated from Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 2006, he became the Head Assistant at NCAA 1 Coppin State University. In 2012, McAvene was named Usbasket.com Minor League Coach of the Year after leading the Cincinnati Slam (UBA) to a 22-2 record. After several impressive showings in Spain, Dominican Republic and Taiwan; McAvene was named Head Coach of the Turks Island National Team.

Tonga's first FIBA event will be at the 2018 Polynesia Cup this November in Samoa! 'We've been targeting Coach McAvene to become our National Team Head Coach since this past Spring," said Tonga Federation spokesperson Niasi Malua. "Coach McAvene is a proven winner on the international level and knows how to get the best out of his players," added Malua. "Our top priority is to qualify for the 2019 Pacific Games.'

Tonga Basketball

This will be Tonga's first Men's National Team since 2011. The target plan starts in Vancouver, Canada at training camp. The Samoan club will then join the FIBA Polynesia Cup in Samoa. After a tour of the Oceans Conference, Tonga's National Team would like to join the 2019 Copa Mitchell Cup (Dominican Rep.) and the Liga Mediterranean Cup (Spain). "We want to prove to our community that Tonga Basketball is real," said Malua. "Signing coach McAvene will be the step we need in the right direction."

http://www.fiba.basketball/news/samoa-excited-to-bring-the-best-of-polynesia-and-the-pacific-to-apia

  




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]

David
Bublitz
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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