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 1 Saints 13-0 
 2 Hawks 11-2 
 3 Rams 10-2 
 4 Sharks 8-5 
 5 Huskies 6-8 
 6 Giants 5-9 
 7 Jets 2-10 
 8 Airs 2-11 
 9 Rangers 2-12 

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Points Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Rangers
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. Quarterman Rangers28.6 
 2. Bowman Hawks24.6 
 3. Knight Jets23.1 
 4. Singler Hawks22.1 
 5. Billups Huskies21.7 
 6. Rusbatch Hawks21.3 
 7. Jones Huskies20.9 
 8. Ellenson Jets20.3 
 9. Jois Rangers19.6 
 10. Weeks Sharks19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcel JONES
  Huskies
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Jones Huskies11.8 
 2. Iverson Jets11.0 
 3. Jois Rangers10.9 
 4. Moller Huskies10.8 
 5. Kay Saints9.5 
 6. Billups Huskies8.6 
 7. Bowman Hawks8.5 
 8. Pledger Sharks8.4 
 9. Vague Giants8.3 
 10. Wilkins Rams7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Hawks
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Kenny Hawks7.1 
 2. Ili Saints5.5 
 3. Quarterman Rangers5.5 
 4. Jett Giants5.1 
 5. Weeks Sharks4.6 
 6. Knight Jets4.4 
 7. Naar Rams4.0 
 8. Bowman Hawks4.0 
 9. Nichols Huskies3.9 
 10. Iverson Jets3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Rangers
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Quarterman Rangers3.1 
 2. Dech Saints2.7 
 3. Burton Airs2.0 
 4. Kay Saints2.0 
 5. Jones Huskies1.9 
 6. Ili Saints1.8 
 7. Jois Rangers1.7 
 8. Gliddon Rams1.6 
 9. Egwu Rangers1.6 
 10. Knight Jets1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nnanna EGWU
  Rangers
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Egwu Rangers2.0 
 2. Wilkins Rams1.3 
 3. Jois Rangers1.0 
 4. Pledger Sharks0.9 
 5. Billups Huskies0.9 
 6. Harrison Giants0.9 
 7. Jones Huskies0.8 
 8. Ellenson Jets0.8 
 9. Iverson Jets0.8 
 10. Kickert Hawks0.7 

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Round 11 (Regular Season)

Jets  Jun.23  Giants 66%
Saints 67%  Jun.23  Rams
Sharks 89%  Jun.22  Airs
Hawks  Jun.22  Saints 52%
Rams 92%  Jun.21  Airs
Rangers 55%  Jun.20  Jets
Isaac Fotu selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - May 17, 2019


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


Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Isaac Fotu (203-93, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Germany). He led ratiopharm Ulm to a victory against the closely-ranked SC Rasta Vechta (24-10) 98-94 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Fotu recorded 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in 20 minutes on the court. Ratiopharm Ulm (20-14) is placed sixth in the BBL. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Fotu averages: 7.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 58.6%(65-111), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 76.9% in 25 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Tongan and New Zealand. Fotu is currently a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Finn Delany
Finn Delany
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Finn Delany (198-95, college: SW Baptist, currently plays in Serbia). He contributed to FMP's victory against the fifth-ranked OKK Beograd (1-5) 100-89 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS last Saturday. Delany scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. FMP Beograd (5-1) is placed second in Group A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. Delany has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 82.6%(19-23), 3FGP: 26.3% and FT: 53.3%. He is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Tai Jack Webster
Tai Jack Webster
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Turkey). Webster contributed to Galatasaray's victory against the closely-ranked Gaziantep (17-11) 70-66 in the Turkish BSL on Sunday night. He scored 9 points and added 3 passes in 29 minutes. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (18-10) is placed fourth in the BSL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. It's Webster's first season with the team. This year Webster has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.6apg, 2FGP: 48.1%, 3FGP: 34.8% and FT: 71.4% in 24 games. Ex-Advice First Waikato Pistons player 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 a victory over the 19th-ranked BA CoE (0-9) 82-72 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Hunter scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Knox Raiders (5-2) are placed sixth in NBL1 group. Hunter has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.0ppg and 5.5rpg. Hunter used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2017.

Brayden Inger
Brayden Inger
   #5. Former U19 international forward Brayden Inger (203-99, currently plays in Australia). He could not help Buccaneers (7-3) to beat Suns (6-7). Inger scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The fifth-placed Buccaneers (7-3) were defeated 73-66 on the road by the lower-ranked Suns (#8) in the SBL group. Inger has reliable stats this season: 10.9ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6spg. He used to play for the New Zealand U19 national team two 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 help Kilsyth Cobras in their game against Ballarat Miners (7-0) in the Australian State League (second division). Smith-Milner scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. Kilsyth Cobras (#2) were badly defeated 87-71 in Wendouree by the leading Ballarat Miners in the NBL1 group. Smith-Milner has very impressive stats this year: 16.1ppg, 9.1rpg and 2.1apg in eight games. He 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) managed to help East Perth Eagles in a victory against the sixth-ranked Lightning (7-3) 88-82 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He scored only 4 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 29 minutes. East Perth Eagles (4-12) are placed in SBL group. This year Tawhiti's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.3apg in three games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team six years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #8. An experienced 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 was not able to secure a victory for Buccaneers (7-3) in their game against Suns (6-7). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Paringatai scored only 2 points. Buccaneers (#5) were defeated 73-66 in Kalamunda by the lower-ranked Suns (#8) in the SBL group. Paringatai's total stats this season are: 3.5ppg and 1.8rpg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.


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 against the tenth-ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-2) 91-77 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. He scored 19 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 38 minutes. Sunshine Coast Phoenix (3-0) is placed third in QBL group. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Meehl has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.0apg in three games he played so far. Meehl has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Thomas Giles (180-G-88, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Northern Suburbs Bears to win against the fourth-ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (7-3) 80-77 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Giles scored only 2 points and added 4 assists. Northern Suburbs Bears (8-3) are placed third in WARATAH group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Giles' overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.9apg.

  




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Nick Kay
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