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

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Points Per Game
 Ethan RUSBATCH
  Hawks
  (196-G/F-92)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Rusbatch, Hawks25.5 
 2. Jois, Rangers25.0 
 3. Nichols, Huskies24.0 
 4. Singler, Hawks22.5 
 5. Kay, Saints22.5 
 6. Vague, Giants22.0 
 7. Ellenson, Jets21.0 
 8. Gibson, Rams21.0 
 9. Quarterman, Range.21.0 
 10. Ili, Saints20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Venkatesha JOIS
  Rangers
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Jois, Rangers12.5 
 2. Moller, Huskies12.5 
 3. Singler, Hawks10.5 
 4. Egwu, Rangers10.0 
 5. Iverson, Jets10.0 
 6. Kay, Saints9.5 
 7. Dempster, Giants9.5 
 8. Temara, Jets8.5 
 9. Ngatai, Saints8.0 
 10. McCarron, Sharks8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Hawks
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Kenny, Hawks6.0 
 2. Raukawa, Airs6.0 
 3. Weeks, Sharks6.0 
 4. Naar, Rams6.0 
 5. Jett, Giants5.5 
 6. Gibson, Rams5.0 
 7. Kay, Saints5.0 
 8. Quarterman, Range.4.5 
 9. Prewster, Hawks4.5 
 10. McCarron, Sharks4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Range.
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 3
 1. Quarterman, Range.3.0 
 2. Jois, Rangers2.5 
 3. Blanchfield, Sharks2.5 
 4. Gomis, Airs2.0 
 5. ORiley, Airs2.0 
 6. Burton, Airs2.0 
 7. Harrison, Giants2.0 
 8. Dempster, Giants2.0 
 9. Egwu, Rangers2.0 
 10. Raukawa, Airs2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nnanna EGWU
  Rangers
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Egwu, Rangers3.0 
 2. Wilkins, Rams2.0 
 3. Kickert, Hawks1.0 
 4. Jois, Rangers1.0 
 5. Iverson, Jets1.0 
 6. Kay, Saints1.0 
 7. Pledger, Sharks1.0 
 8. Kenny, Hawks1.0 
 9. Vague, Giants1.0 
 10. Ngatai, Saints0.5 
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Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 15, 2019


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STEVEN ADAMS
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing 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 (42-27) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-27) was edged 108-106 on the road by the Indiana Pacers. He recorded 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 34 minutes on the court. It's Adams' sixth season with the team. Adams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 14.4ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 60.3%(415-688) and FT: 52.5% in 67 games he played so far. Adams played for the New Zealand senior national team eight 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 managed to help Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul to win against the closely-ranked Istanbul BBSK (9-14) 93-74 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL last Saturday. Webster scored only 2 points, made 10 passes and 3 steals. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (10-8) is placed sixth in the BSL. It's Webster's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.1apg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3FGP: 38.3% and FT: 71.4%. 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 Croatia). He contributed to an easy victory against the second-ranked KK Zadar (12-4) 88-69 in the Croatian Premijer Liga last Sunday. Darling recorded 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (9-7) is placed sixth in the Premijer Liga. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Darling's overall stats are: 2.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 46.7% and FT: 47.4% in 12 games. He is also a member of the New Zealand U18 national team.

Jack Salt
Jack Salt
   #4. Center Jack Salt (208-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Virginia to an easy victory against the North Carolina State University (12-4) crushing them 76-56 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Salt scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The The University of Virginia has a very good 16-2 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Salt has been at the team for five years. His total stats this season are: 4.1ppg and 4.0rpg. Salt 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) was not able to help United in their game against Perth Wildcats (18-10) in the Australian NBL. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 15 minutes. But the league leader United lost 71-81 in Perth to the second-ranked Wildcats. This year Pledger's total stats are: 6.5ppg and 4.5rpg in 31 games. He plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Jayden Bezzant
Jayden Bezzant
   #6. Guard Jayden Bezzant (188, currently plays in NCAA2) led Northwest Nazarene University to a 1-point victory against the Simon Fraser University (9-11) 76-75 in the NCAA2 in Thursday night's game. He scored 19 points and added 3 assists. The Northwest Nazarene University has a solid 14-6 record this season. Bezzant's team will play only one more game in the NCAA2 Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Bezzant has relatively solid stats: 13.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.1apg. He is a former U19 international player as he played for the New Zealand team four years ago.

Callum McRae
Callum McRae
   #7. Former U19 international center Callum McRae (216-99, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Cal-Riverside (4-12) in their game against the University of California-Irvine (8-8) in the NCAA. McRae scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 2 blocks in 27 minutes. The Cal-Riverside was badly defeated 63-44 at home by the University of California-. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. McRae has averaged so far 7.6ppg and 4.8rpg in 32 games. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team two years ago.

Samuel Waardenburg
Samuel Waardenburg
   #8. Forward Samuel Waardenburg (208-99, is currently at the American university) contributed to an Miami, FL's victory against the Wake Forest University (1-15) 79-71 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Waardenburg scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The University of Miami, Florida has not so impressive 5-13 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Waardenburg has averaged so far 5.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team back in 2017.

Matt Freeman
Matt Freeman
   #9. Former U19 international forward Matt Freeman (208-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Oklahoma (7-11) in their game against the Kansas State University (11-7) in the NCAA. Freeman cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 13 minutes. The Oklahoma lost 53-68 on their home court in Norman to the Kansas State University. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Freeman has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 1.5rpg in 30 games. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team four years ago.

Maxim Stephens
Maxim Stephens
   #10. Small forward Maxim Stephens (200-0, currently plays in Germany) led Kronberg to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked TV Langen (11-11) 87-68 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. He scored 12 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 25 minutes. MTV Kronberg (8-7) is placed fifth in South-West group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Stephens has averaged so far 6.1ppg and 4.7rpg in seven games. He is U18 international player who is currently on the New Zealand National Team roster.

   #11. Former international guard Isaac Letoa (185-98, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams Dartmouth in their game against the Cornell University in the NCAA. Letoa cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was defeated 66-51. This season Letoa averages just 1.3ppg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team two years ago.

   #12. Former U19 international guard Tobias Cameron (196-99, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the The University of Incarnate Word crushing them 81-52 in the NCAA last Saturday. Cameron scored only 2 points in 9 minutes on the court. This year Cameron averages just 1.0ppg in 20 games. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team back in 2017.


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

   #1. Experienced Aron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Boston Celtics' victory against the Sacramento Kings (33-34) 126-120 in the NBA on Thursday night. Baynes recorded 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 19 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a solid 42-27 record this season. This year Baynes' overall stats are: 5.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg in 40 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand.

   #2. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in Norway) led Gimle BBK to a victory over the seventh-ranked Ammerud Bskt (9-18) crushing them 85-65 in the Norwegian BLNO in Thursday night's game. Tolovae was MVP of the game. He scored 25 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Gimle BBK Bergen (22-5) is placed second in the BLNO. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Tolovae has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.0apg and 2.0spg. Tolovae is another player who holds two passports: Australian and New Zealand.

   #3. Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa (188-G-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Sacramento St. win their game against the Northern Arizona University (8-12) 72-60 in the NCAA last Wednesday. Mauriohooho-Le'afa recorded 17 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. The Sacramento State University has 8-12 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Mauriohooho-Le'afa has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Mauriohooho-Le'afa has never played in New Zealand.

   #4. Yanni Wetzell (208-F/C, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the one of league's weakest teams Vanderbilt (0-18) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Vanderbilt was badly defeated 69-52 at home by the Texas A&M University. Wetzell had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 27 minutes. So far Vanderbilt lost all eighteen games in the conference The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Wetzell has averaged so far 5.9ppg and 3.8rpg in 32 games.

   #5. Jackson Stent (203-F-97, is currently at the American university) was not able to help the Houston Baptist in their game against the Lamar University (17-1) in the NCAA. Stent recorded only 4 points. The Houston Baptist was edged 81-79 on their home court in Houston by the Lamar University. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Stent has averaged so far 4.2ppg and 1.3rpg.

   #6. Simon Bennett (188-G-85, currently plays in Germany) managed to help BSG Grevenbroich to win against the 12th-ranked Dortmund 79-61 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. Bennett scored only 3 points. This season Bennett averages just 4.5ppg. He has both New Zealand and German nationalities.

  




Steven Adams
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 3 hours ago
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. This week's number one is former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93). He could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (49-33) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (49-33) lost 99-104 on the road to the Portland Trail Blazers.    [read more]

Jordan
Vandenberg
Huskies sign Jordan Vandenberg - 2 days ago
Southern Huskies (NBL) signed 29-year old Australian center Jordan Vandenberg (216-120kg-90, college: NC State). He just played at Kumamoto Volters in Japanese B2 League. In 11 games he had only 2.6ppg and 1.5rpg this season   [read more]

Nick Kay
Kay number one in New Zealand for round 1 - 4 days ago
NICK KAY Australian Power forward Nick Kay (206-F/C-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Saints, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 1. The 26-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds, while his team outclassed Hawks (#4, 1-1) with 27-point margin 106-79. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Saints is placed at 2nd position in New Zealand NBL. But it's just the very beginning of the se...   [read more]


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