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

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Range.
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 26.8
 1. Quarterman, Range.26.8 
 2. Knight, Jets25.3 
 3. Ellenson, Jets24.7 
 4. Billups, Huskies22.9 
 5. Foster, Airs22.3 
 6. Singler, Hawks21.8 
 7. Rusbatch, Hawks21.6 
 8. Nichols, Huskies21.0 
 9. Weeks, Sharks20.8 
 10. Jett, Giants19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Craig MOLLER
  Huskies
  (203-F-94)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Moller, Huskies12.3 
 2. Jois, Rangers11.3 
 3. Iverson, Jets10.0 
 4. Kay, Saints9.1 
 5. Temara, Jets8.8 
 6. Pledger, Sharks8.3 
 7. Billups, Huskies8.0 
 8. Vague, Giants7.5 
 9. Egwu, Rangers7.3 
 10. Loe, Saints7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Hawks
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Kenny, Hawks7.9 
 2. Ili, Saints6.5 
 3. Jett, Giants5.0 
 4. Weeks, Sharks4.7 
 5. Nichols, Huskies4.6 
 6. Knight, Jets4.5 
 7. Iverson, Jets4.2 
 8. Raukawa, Airs4.0 
 9. Quarterman, Range.3.9 
 10. Naar, Rams3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Range.
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Quarterman, Range.2.8 
 2. Iverson, Jets1.8 
 3. Bishop, Rangers1.8 
 4. Dech, Saints1.8 
 5. Kay, Saints1.8 
 6. Gliddon, Rams1.7 
 7. Jois, Rangers1.6 
 8. Perrott-Hunt, Gia.1.5 
 9. Harrison, Giants1.5 
 10. Ili, Saints1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nnanna EGWU
  Rangers
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Egwu, Rangers2.0 
 2. Wilkins, Rams1.7 
 3. Pledger, Sharks1.1 
 4. Iverson, Jets1.0 
 5. Kickert, Hawks1.0 
 6. Ellenson, Jets1.0 
 7. Kay, Saints0.9 
 8. Billups, Huskies0.9 
 9. Thomas, Hawks0.8 
 10. Jois, Rangers0.8 
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Rangers May.25 Hawks 85%
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Finn Delany selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - May 10, 2019


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FINN DELANY
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.


Finn Delany
Finn Delany
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Finn Delany (198-95, college: SW Baptist, currently plays in Serbia). He could not help FMP (3-1) in their last game. Despite Delany's very good performance the second-placed FMP (3-1) was badly defeated 82-65 in a derby game by the leading Crvena Zvezda in the Group A. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Delany also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 26 minutes on the court. Delany has relatively good stats this year: 12.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 77.8%(14-18), 3FGP: 41.7% and FT: 46.2% in four games he played so far. He is currently a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

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). Webster contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Buyukcekmece (8-19) crushing them 86-65 in the Turkish BSL last Saturday. He scored 10 points. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (17-9) is placed fourth in the BSL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Webster has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 48.4%, 3FGP: 34.8% and FT: 71.1%. Ex-Advice First Waikato Pistons player is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Isaac Fotu (203-93, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Germany). He was not able to help ratiopharm Ulm in their game against Bayern Muenchen (30-2) in the German BBL. Fotu scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 17 minutes. ratiopharm Ulm was crushed 95-72 on the road by the leading Bayern Muenchen. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This year Fotu averages: 7.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 2FGP: 58.1%(61-105), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.8% in 24 games. He has a dual citizenship: Tongan and New Zealand. Fotu is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

James Hunter
James Hunter
   #4. Center James Hunter (208-91, college: S.Dakota, currently plays in Australia) led Knox Raiders to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Spectres (5-2) 90-73 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 20 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Knox Raiders this season. His team are placed seventh in NBL1 group. 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. Hunter used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2017.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #5. An experienced former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia) led Phoenix to a victory against the seventh-ranked Seahawks (1-1) 94-87 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. He recorded 19 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in 33 minutes. Sunshine Coast Phoenix (2-0) is placed third in QBL group. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Meehl has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 6.5rpg and 6.5apg in two games. Meehl is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian. He used to play for the New Zealand university national team twelve years ago.

Tohi Smith-Milner
Tohi Smith-Milner
   #6. Power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Kilsyth Cobras (6-1) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Smith-Milner's very good performance Kilsyth Cobras were defeated 106-92 in Cheltenham by the much lower-ranked Sabres (#16) in the NBL1 group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 14 rebounds. This season Smith-Milner has very high stats. He averages: 17.3ppg, 9.6rpg and 2.3apg. Smith-Milner is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

   #7. Former international power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Eagles (4-12) in their game against Redbacks (5-6) in the Australian State League (second division). He recorded 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 27 minutes. his team were crushed 114-79 in Northbridge by the much lower-ranked (#8) Redbacks in the SBL group. Tawhiti has reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg and 7.5rpg in two games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team six years ago.

Brayden Inger
Brayden Inger
   #8. Forward Brayden Inger (203-99, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Geraldton Buccaneers to win against the 13th-ranked Magic (2-8) 89-74 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Inger recorded only 2 points. Geraldton Buccaneers (7-2) are placed first in SBL group. Inger's stats this season are: 11.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6spg. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team back in 2017.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #9. Former international forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Brayden Inger and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Paringatai contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Magic (2-8) 89-74. He recorded only 3 points in 6 minutes on the court. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 3.7ppg and 1.8rpg in nine games. He used to play for the New Zealand 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. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) led Phoenix to a victory over the seventh-ranked Seahawks (1-1) 94-87 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Meehl recorded 22 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. Sunshine Coast Phoenix (2-0) is placed third in QBL group. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Meehl has reliable stats this year: 13.5ppg and 3.0rpg in two games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Zac Carter (203-F/G-89, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Rollers (1-2) crushing them 110-87 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Carter recorded 11 points. Brisbane Capitals (2-0) are placed second in QBL group. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Carter's fifth season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 5.5ppg and 6.0rpg. Carter is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

  




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