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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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Tall Blacks win opening scrimmage against Qatar - Sep 8, 2018


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Finn Delany
The MBO Tall Blacks got their first workout ahead of the upcoming FIBA World Cup Qualifiers in Beirut (13th v Syria) and Rotorua (17th v Lebanon) with a 92-58 win over Qatar, with Finn Delany (198-F-95, college: SW Baptist) and Dion Prewster (195-G/F-90, college: SF Austin, agency: MKP Management) leading the team on offence on a steamy Doha evening. Head Coach Paul Henare took the chance to spread the minutes across his entire roster, as the team puts the finishing touches on their preparation for the games against Syria and Lebanon, the first in the final stage of qualifying for the World Cup in China next year. Delany led all scorers with 23 points (and 5 rebounds), while Prewster was another to provide plenty of spark from the bench with his 13 points, with point guard Shea Ili (184-G-92) chipping in with 11 points. While Qatar struggled to stay with the higher ranked New Zealanders, the hosts gave plenty for Henare to think about as he ponders bigger matches in the days ahead. 'I think after being together a couple of days and coming from the other side of the world I thought it was pretty good, we came out with good intent and defensively got after it. It wasn't always perfect, we still have plenty to work on, but we moved the ball well, shared the ball and shot the ball well in patches and everyone contributed so like I say, happy in terms of where we are at but there is plenty to improve on.' A game like tonight's was always going to be less about the opposition and more about the Tall Blacks own systems, as they fine tune for the game in Beirut and then back home in Rotorua against one of the stronger teams in Asia in Lebanon. 'We are focusing on us and what we are trying to achieve from a systematic point of view. Obviously, they are going to do the same and we have to adjust at the defensive end and from that point of view there are things we can get better at. We were ill disciplined on fouls at times and gave up easy baskets by losing sight of our man and basic fundamental things. But that is good, at this stage of the campaign we want to work towards areas of improvement and we have time to do that.' Henare was pleased with the output of Delany and Prewster, but found plenty to like about the energy of the entire group, as everyone found a way to get involved. 'They gave us good punch off the bench, we will need multiple guys to contribute. I thought Rueben Te Rangi started us off really well, he attacked the basket and made some really good plays. The starting group got us off on the right track and the guys off the bench came in and kept it ticking over and lifting the energy as well. That is who we are as a team, we need multiple guys to contribute and on Sunday another few guys will put their hands up, that is one of the strengths of this group.' One of the highlights of the evening was the support of 30 to 40 local ex-pat Kiwis, who found their way to the stadium and took great delight in flying the flag and meeting the team for autographs and photos afterwards. 'That was amazing, we were told there might be some Kiwis but to see so many of them here supporting us and for them to spend some time on the floor with the guys afterwards getting photos and autographs, that was special. 'Whenever we can be away from home and have that familiar feel makes it that much more special, I hope they also enjoyed the game and the chance to mix and mingle afterwards as well.'
Courtesy of: nz.basketball

  




Daniel Gomis
Gomes returns to Mountain Airs - 12 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 - 13 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 - 20 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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Southern Huskies join New Zealand NBL, sign Harry Froling - 1 month ago  
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Tall Blacks target high seeding after qualifying for World Cup with emphatic win over Syria - 1 month ago  
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Tai Jack Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 3 months ago  
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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  
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