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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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Steven Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - Dec 14, 2018


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STEVEN ADAMS
Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad.


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 could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-9) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-9) was edged 114-112 on the road by the Chicago Bulls. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court. 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: 15.6ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.6apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 59.6%(161-270) and FT: 55.7% in 25 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 EuroCup). He was not able to help Galatasaray (3-6) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Webster's very good performance the sixth-placed Galatasaray (3-6) was defeated 76-71 on the opponent's court by the leading Monaco in the group A of Eurocup. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Webster's team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Webster has relatively good stats this season: 12.3ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 54.4%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 78.6%. Ex-Advice First Waikato Pistons player is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Thomas Abercrombie
Thomas Abercrombie
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., currently plays in Australia). He was not able to secure a victory for New Zealand Breakers (4-8) in their last game. Despite Abercrombie's very good performance New Zealand Breakers were edged 71-70 in Sydney by the higher-ranked (#3) Kings. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Abercrombie also added 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. It was New Zealand Breakers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Abercrombie has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 44.3%, 3FGP: 37.8% and FT: 82.6% in 12 games. Ex-Waikato Pistons player is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu
   #4. Forward Isaac Fotu (203-93, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a ratiopharm Ulm's victory against the 12th-ranked BG Goettingen (4-6) 86-74 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game. He recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Ratiopharm Ulm (5-5) is placed eighth in the BBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Fotu has reliable stats this year: 10.1ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.6apg. He has a dual citizenship: Tongan and New Zealand. Fotu is also New Zealand national team player.

Alex Pledger
Alex Pledger
   #5. International center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help United (9-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance United was badly defeated 90-74 at home by the lower-ranked (#4) Bullets. Pledger was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 20 minutes. It's Pledger's first season with the team. This year Pledger's overall stats are: 5.5ppg and 4.8rpg in 13 games. He plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Reuben Te Rangi
Reuben Te Rangi
   #6. Swingman Reuben Te Rangi (198-94, currently plays in Australia) faced previously mentioned Alex Pledger in the Australian NBL last game. Te Rangi led Bullets to an easy victory against the closely-ranked United (9-5) 90-74. He scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Te Rangi's stats this season are: 13.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

Jarrod Kenny
Jarrod Kenny
   #7. An experienced international guard Jarrod Kenny (188-85, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Cairns Taipans (1-10) in their game against Perth Wildcats (11-2) in the Australian NBL, despite his good performance in Sunday night's game. Kenny scored 12 points in a mere 19 minutes. But the bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans were crushed 94-72 in Perth by the leading Wildcats. It was Cairns Taipans' 11th consecutive loss in a row. This year Kenny's total stats are: 3.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg in 11 games. He is also New Zealand national team player.

Robert Loe
Robert Loe
   #8. Forward Robert Loe (211-91, college: St.Louis, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jarrod Kenny. But that was another game of his team in Australian NBL which we would like to mention. Loe couldn't help Cairns Taipans (1-10) in their game against Illawarra Hawks (6-7). He scored 7 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans were defeated 95-84 in Gwynneville by the higher-ranked Illawarra Hawks (#5). Loe has averaged so far 7.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4apg. He plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Matt Freeman
Matt Freeman
   #9. Former U19 international forward Matt Freeman (208-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Oklahoma to an easy victory against the Wichita State University crushing them 80-48 in the NCAA last Saturday. He scored 11 points in 22 minutes. The The University of Oklahoma has conference record this season. Freeman has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 2.0rpg in nine games. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team three years ago.

Mika Vukona
Mika Vukona
   #10. Forward Mika Vukona (197-82, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Reuben Te Rangi. However that was another game of his team in Australian NBL which brought him to that list. Vukona helped Bullets win their game against the closely-ranked United (9-5) 97-94. He scored 6 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Brisbane Bullets (7-6) are placed fourth in the NBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Vukona has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.1apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

   #11. International guard Shea Ili (184-92, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Thomas Abercrombie and both played together in the last Australian NBL game. Ili couldn't help New Zealand Breakers in their game against Kings. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Ili scored only 2 points and added 5 passes in 17 minutes. His team were edged 71-70. Ili has averaged so far 6.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.4apg in 11 games. He plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

   #12. International forward Samuel Timmins (211-97, currently studies in the States) managed to help The University of Washington to win against the Seattle University 70-62 in a derby game in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. Timmins recorded only 4 points. Timmins has averaged so far 1.6ppg and 2.6rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team last year.

   #13. U19 international center Callum McRae (216-99, is currently at the American university) helped Cal-Riverside win their game against the Pepperdine University 75-71 in the NCAA last Thursday. McRae recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 13 minutes. McRae has averaged so far 5.4ppg and 3.3rpg in 10 games. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team last year.

   #14. International forward Daniel Fotu (201-99, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped St.Mary's, CA win their game against the California State University, Fullerton 81-66 in the NCAA on Monday night. Fotu scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Fotu has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 3.5rpg. He plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

   #15. Former U19 international power forward Denhym Brooke (203, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the University of Hawaii at Hilo in their game against the University of Hawaii in the PacWest. He scored 7 points. His team was defeated 82-75 in the PacWest. Brooke has averaged so far 1.3ppg and 1.2rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team six years ago.


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) managed to help Boston Celtics in a victory against the Washington Wizards (11-17) 130-125 in the NBA on Wednesday night. Baynes scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 16 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a solid 17-10 record this season. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Baynes has averaged so far 5.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3apg in 22 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) led Sacramento St. to an easy victory against the Holy Names University (11-17) crushing them 81-56 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. Mauriohooho-Le'afa scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. The Sacramento State University has conference record this season. Mauriohooho-Le'afa has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Mauriohooho-Le'afa has never played in New Zealand.

   #3. 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. Alok has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 2.6rpg.

   #4. Isaac Davidson (201-F, currently plays in NCAA2) could not help the Sonoma State University (2-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance his team lost 58-63 on the road to the Cal State - East Bay. Davidson scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Davidson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.3apg in seven games.

   #5. Shou Nisbet (196-G-97, college: Southeast CC, currently plays in Japan) was not able to help Shiga L-Stars in their game against San-en NeoPhoenix (9-12) in the Japanese B League. Nisbet scored 6 points in 18 minutes. Shiga L-Stars (#6) were edged 85-84 at home by the higher-ranked (#5) San-en NeoPhoenix in the West group. It was Shiga L-Stars' seventh consecutive loss in a row. Nisbet has averaged so far 1.3ppg and 1.2rpg in 11 games.

   #6. Jordan Hunt (206-F, college: S.Oregon, currently plays in NAIA) led Southern Oregon University to an easy victory against the Simpson University, CA crushing them 92-56 in the Cascade in Monday night's game. Hunt had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 4 blocks in 24 minutes. Hunt has averaged so far 1.3ppg and 1.2rpg in 11 games.

   #7. Quintin Bailey (201-F-97, college: Citrus JC, currently plays in NAIA) contributed to a John Brown University's victory against the Southwestern Christian University 71-66 in the NAIA last Saturday. He scored only 4 points. Bailey has averaged so far 3.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg.

   #8. Carl Isitt (203-F, currently plays in NAIA) helped Central Methodist University win their game against the Grand View University 60-48 in the NAIA on Saturday night. He scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. Isitt has averaged so far 3.8ppg and 2.0rpg in eight games.

   #9. Experienced Marcel Jones (203-F-85, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Bahrain) led Al-Ahli to a victory over the 11th-ranked Isa Town 88-72 in the Bahrain Premier League in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Jones recorded a double-double by scoring 36 points and getting 18 rebounds. He also added 6 assists. This season Jones has very high stats. He averages: 29.5ppg, 19.2rpg, 4.8apg, 1.7bpg and 1.3spg. Jones is a naturalized American. He used to play for McDonalds Manawatu Jets in New Zealand league.

  




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