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 1 Saints 15-0 
 2 Rams 11-3 
 3 Hawks 11-3 
 4 Sharks 9-5 
 5 Huskies 6-8 
 6 Giants 6-9 
 7 Rangers 3-12 
 8 Jets 2-12 
 9 Airs 2-13 

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Points Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Rangers
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 28.1
 1. Quarterman Rangers28.1 
 2. Knight Jets24.1 
 3. Bowman Hawks23.4 
 4. Ellenson Jets22.4 
 5. Singler Hawks22.3 
 6. Billups Huskies21.7 
 7. Jones Huskies20.9 
 8. Rusbatch Hawks20.4 
 9. Jois Rangers20.4 
 10. Weeks Sharks19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcel JONES
  Huskies
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Jones Huskies11.8 
 2. Jois Rangers11.5 
 3. Iverson Jets11.0 
 4. Moller Huskies10.8 
 5. Kay Saints9.3 
 6. Bowman Hawks8.6 
 7. Billups Huskies8.6 
 8. Vague Giants8.3 
 9. Singler Hawks7.9 
 10. Pledger Sharks7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Hawks
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Kenny Hawks6.9 
 2. Quarterman Rangers5.6 
 3. Ili Saints5.2 
 4. Jett Giants4.9 
 5. Knight Jets4.7 
 6. Weeks Sharks4.6 
 7. Naar Rams4.1 
 8. Nichols Huskies3.9 
 9. Gliddon Rams3.8 
 10. Iverson Jets3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Rangers
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Quarterman Rangers3.3 
 2. Dech Saints2.4 
 3. Jones Huskies1.9 
 4. Kay Saints1.9 
 5. Burton Airs1.7 
 6. Egwu Rangers1.7 
 7. Ili Saints1.7 
 8. Jois Rangers1.6 
 9. Harris Sharks1.5 
 10. Gliddon Rams1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nnanna EGWU
  Rangers
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Egwu Rangers1.9 
 2. Wilkins Rams1.3 
 3. Pledger Sharks0.9 
 4. Harrison Giants0.9 
 5. Billups Huskies0.9 
 6. Jois Rangers0.9 
 7. Jones Huskies0.8 
 8. Iverson Jets0.8 
 9. Ellenson Jets0.7 
 10. Kickert Hawks0.7 

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Saints 97%  Jun.30  Jets
Giants  Jun.29  Rams 72%
Huskies 67%  Jun.29  Airs
Hawks 62%  Jun.29  Sharks
Rams 89%  Jun.28  Rangers
Jets  Jun.27  Sharks 85%
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Dec 7, 2018


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STEVEN ADAMS
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.


Steven Adams
Steven Adams
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in NBA). He led Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Detroit Pistons (13-8) crushing them 110-83 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Adams was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 28 minutes on the court. The Oklahoma City Thunder has a solid 15-7 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Adams' sixth year with the team. Adams has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 14.9ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 59.7%(138-231) and FT: 53.7% in 22 games he played so far. Adams played for the New Zealand senior national team seven years ago.

Tai Jack Webster
Tai Jack Webster
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Turkey). He contributed to Galatasaray's victory against the 12th-ranked Darussafaka (3-5) 84-79 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL last Tuesday. Webster scored 13 points and added 3 assists. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (4-4) is placed sixth in the BSL. Webster has relatively good stats this season: 12.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3FGP: 41.7% and FT: 77.8%. Ex-Advice First Waikato Pistons player is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Maxwell Darling
Maxwell Darling
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced U18 international forward Maxwell Darling (196-0, currently plays in Alpe-Adria-Cup). Darling contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Arkadia Lions (0-6) crushing them 87-61 in the Alpe Adria Cup in Monday night's game. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (3-2) is placed third in group B. The Regular Season already ended in the Alpe Adria Cup. It's Darling's first season with the team. Darling's overall stats this year are: 4.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 53.3%. He is also a member of the New Zealand U18 national team.

Samuel Waardenburg
Samuel Waardenburg
   #4. Forward Samuel Waardenburg (208-99, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Miami, FL in their last game. Despite Waardenburg's good performance his team lost 75-89 at home to the University of Pennsylvania. He scored 14 points in 37 minutes. This year Waardenburg's overall stats are: 6.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg in nine games. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team last year.

Matt Freeman
Matt Freeman
   #5. Former U19 international forward Matt Freeman (208-97, currently studies in the States) contributed to Oklahoma's victory against the University of Notre Dame 85-80 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Freeman scored 11 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The The University of Oklahoma has conference record this season. Freeman's total stats this year are: 4.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team three years ago.

Denhym Brooke
Denhym Brooke
   #6. Power forward Denhym Brooke (203, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to an easy victory against the Fresno Pacific University 72-57 in the NCAA2 in Monday night's game. Brooke scored 19 points in 27 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. The University of Hawaii at Hilo has record this season. This year Brooke has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.7bpg in three games. He is a former U19 international player as he played for the New Zealand team six years ago.

Daniel Fotu
Daniel Fotu
   #7. International forward Daniel Fotu (201-99, is currently at the American university) contributed to a St.Mary's, CA's victory against the University of California 84-71 in the NCAA last Saturday. Fotu scored 16 points. The Saint Mary's College of California has conference record this season. Fotu's total stats this year are: 4.4ppg and 3.1rpg. He is also New Zealand national team player.

Jack Salt
Jack Salt
   #8. Center Jack Salt (208-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Virginia win their game against the Morgan State University crushing them 83-45 in the NCAA on Monday night. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The The University of Virginia has conference record this season. Salt has been at the team for five years. Salt's total stats this year are: 4.7ppg and 4.3rpg. He plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Callum McRae
Callum McRae
   #9. U19 international center Callum McRae (216-99, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the Cal-Riverside (0-0) in their game against the Valparaiso University in the NCAA. McRae scored 8 points in 15 minutes. his team lost 73-82 on their home court in Riverside to the University. This year McRae's total stats are: 5.1ppg and 3.2rpg in nine games. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team last year.

Quinn Clinton
Quinn Clinton
   #10. Guard Quinn Clinton (190-99, college: N.Mexico, currently plays college basketball in the States) is a teammate of previously mentioned Daniel Fotu. But that was another game of his team in NCAA which we would like to mention. Clinton managed to help Saint Mary's College of California in a victory against the University of New Mexico crushing them 85-60. He scored only 3 points in 5 minutes on the court. The Saint Mary's College of California has conference record this season. This year Clinton averages just 1.5ppg in four games. He is U19 international player as one years ago he still played for the New Zealand national team.

   #11. Former U18 international forward Alex Talma (203-94, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to secure a victory for the Biola University in their game against the Point Loma Nazarene College in the NCAA2. He recorded 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in 32 minutes. His team was crushed by 28 points 82-54 in the NCAA2. Talma has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.0apg in two games. He used to play for the New Zealand U18 national team six years ago.

   #12. Former U19 international guard Joe Cook-Green (185, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Texas Wesleyan University in their game against the John Brown University in the NAIA. He scored 6 points in 15 minutes. His team lost 65-80 in the NAIA. Cook-Green has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.3apg in nine games. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team back in 2015.


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

   #1. Aron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-18) crushing them 128-95 in the NBA on Friday night. He scored 10 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 23 minutes. The Boston Celtics have 14-10 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Baynes' overall stats are: 5.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.2apg in 21 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand.

   #2. Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa (188-G-96, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Sacramento St. in their last game. Despite Mauriohooho-Le'afa's good performance his team was badly defeated 75-58 at home by the Univ. of California-Santa Barbara. He scored 11 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 36 minutes. This year Mauriohooho-Le'afa's total stats are: 7.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg in four games. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Mauriohooho-Le'afa has never played in New Zealand.

   #3. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in Norway) was not able to help Gimle BBK in their game against Baerum Basket (10-5) in the Norwegian BLNO. He scored 8 points. The league leader Gimle BBK was defeated 89-79 on their home court in Bergen by the lower-ranked Baerum Basket (#4). It was Gimle BBK's first loss after thirteen consecutive victories. Tolovae has reliable stats this season: 15.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.5apg and 2.0spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and New Zealand.

   #4. Yuat Alok (211-F, currently studies in the States) contributed to an TCU's surprising victory against the University of Southern California crushing them 96-61 in the NCAA last Friday. Alok scored 7 points and blocked 2 shots. The Texas Christian University has conference record this season. This year Alok's total stats are: 2.2ppg and 3.0rpg in six games.

   #5. Yanni Wetzell (208-F/C, is currently at the American university) was not able to secure a victory for the Vanderbilt in their game against the North Carolina State University in the NCAA. Wetzell cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. his team was defeated 80-65 on their home court in Nashville by the North Carolina State University. Wetzell has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 2.0rpg.

   #6. Jackson Stent (203-F-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Houston Baptist in their game against the Louisiana Tech University in the NCAA. Stent cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 85-78. Stent has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 1.3rpg.

   #7. Quintin Bailey (201-F-97, college: Citrus JC, currently plays in NAIA) managed to help John Brown University to win against the Texas Wesleyan University 80-65 in the NAIA on Saturday night. Bailey scored only 2 points. Bailey has averaged so far 3.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg.

   #8. Jordan Hunt (206-F, college: S.Oregon, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Southern Oregon University in their last game. Despite his very good performance his team was edged 72-69 on the road by the College of Idaho. Hunt scored 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 26 minutes. Hunt has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.4apg and 2.1bpg in seven games.

   #9. Sam Smith (193-G, currently plays in NAIA) faced previously mentioned Quintin Bailey in the NAIA last game. Smith couldn't help the Texas Wesleyan University in their game against the John Brown University. He scored only 4 points. His team was defeated 80-65 in the NAIA. Smith has averaged so far 2.9ppg and 2.8rpg.

   #10. Tom Crutchley (201-F, currently plays in NAIA) contributed to an Wayland Baptist University's shocking victory against the Mid-America Christian University crushing them 70-50 in the NAIA in Saturday night's game. Crutchley scored only one point. This season Crutchley averages only 0.5ppg.

  




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