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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
Tai Jack Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - Jun 7, 2019


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TAI JACK WEBSTER
Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad.


Tai Jack Webster
Tai Jack Webster
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Turkey). He could not help Galatasaray (18-10) in their last game. Despite Webster's good performance Galatasaray lost 77-82 in a derby game to the leading Anadolu Efes. He recorded 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 33 minutes on the court. It was Galatasaray's first loss after six consecutive victories. Webster has relatively good stats this year: 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 45.1%, 3FGP: 33.7% and FT: 73.3% in 30 games he played so far. Ex-Advice First Waikato Pistons player 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 led FMP to a 3-point victory against the leader Partizan (11-1) 88-85 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS last Wednesday. Delany scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group A. FMP Beograd (9-3) is placed second. The Semifinals already ended. This season Delany averages: 7.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 73.0%(27-37), 3FGP: 25.7% and FT: 61.1%. He is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia). He was not able to help Phoenix (4-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Meehl's good performance the sixth-placed Phoenix (4-2) was crushed 111-89 on the road by the leading Mackay Meteors in the QBL group. He scored 14 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Meehl has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.3apg, 2FGP: 46.2%. Meehl has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian. Former Wellington Exodus Saints starter played for the New Zealand university national team twelve years ago.

Tohi Smith-Milner
Tohi Smith-Milner
   #4. Power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC, currently plays in Australia) led Kilsyth Cobras to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Waverley Falcons (3-8) crushing them 101-68 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. Kilsyth Cobras (7-5) are placed fifth in NBL1 group. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. This year Smith-Milner has relatively solid stats: 14.5ppg, 7.8rpg and 2.0apg in 12 games. He is also New Zealand national team player.

   #5. Former international power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Eagles (4-12) in their game against Senators (12-3) in the Australian State League (second division). Tawhiti scored 6 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. his team were badly defeated 106-86 in Perth by the second-ranked Senators in the SBL group. Tawhiti's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team six years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #6. Forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Geraldton Buccaneers to win against the 13th-ranked Cougars (3-12) crushing them 99-65 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored only 4 points. Geraldton Buccaneers (11-4) are placed third in SBL group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Paringatai's overall stats this season are: 3.2ppg and 1.6rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the New Zealand senior 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 15th-ranked Gladstone Port City Power (1-7) crushing them 104-80 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. Meehl was MVP of the game. He scored 25 points in 34 minutes. Sunshine Coast Phoenix (4-2) is placed sixth in QBL group. Meehl has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.4apg in five games he played so far. Meehl 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 Rip (3-4) 97-81 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Brisbane Capitals (7-0) are placed second in QBL group. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. It's Carter's fifth season with the team. Carter's overall stats this year are: 6.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.8apg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

   #3. Emmerson Potts-Broughton (183-G, college: Lee JC, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in Pacers' victory against the sixth-ranked Bulleen Boomers (7-6) 78-72 in the Australian Local Leagues (fifth division) last Sunday. Potts-Broughton had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds in 35 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Whittlesea City Pacers (3-8) are placed eighth in Big V D1 group. Potts-Broughton has very impressive stats this year: 15.6ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.0apg in five games.

   #4. Judson Seumanu is a teammate of previously mentioned Emmerson Potts-Broughton. But that was another game of his team in Australian Local Leagues which we would like to mention. Seumanu contributed to Pacers' victory against the ninth-ranked Giants (5-9) 65-61. He scored 7 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 33 minutes. Whittlesea City Pacers (3-8) are placed eighth in Big V D1 group. This year Seumanu's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 3.0apg in 12 games.

   #5. Jaxson Macfarlane (196-F-98, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Black Angels (3-12) crushing them 91-66 in the Australian Local Leagues (fifth division) last Saturday. Macfarlane scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. Shepparton Gators (10-3) are placed fourth in Big V D1 group. This year Macfarlane's overall stats are: 7.5ppg and 4.3rpg in 12 games.

   #6. Javaan Mumtaz (193-G, college: E.New Mexico, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jaxson Macfarlane and both played together in the last Australian Local Leagues game. Mumtaz contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Black Angels crushing them 91-66. He scored 14 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 7 assists. This season Mumtaz has very high stats. He averages: 18.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.

  




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