Basketball New Zealand

WBC decider in Porirua

July 30, 2014

The New Zealand Women’s Basketball Championship will be decided over the next three days (Thursday to Saturday) as the top six teams descend upon Porirua for the third and final tournament of the season at Te Rauparaha Arena.

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korea win tight game in seoul

July 29, 2014

The Tall Blacks have been beaten 64-58 by Korea in Seoul tonight NZT, with the home side resisting a fourth quarter surge from the New Zealanders to take the first of a two game series in Korea this week.

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tall blacks depart overseas

July 25, 2014

The Tall Blacks depart tomorrow on an overseas odyssey that will have them primed and ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, starting on August with their Group C opener against Turkey.

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Nelson Giants EOI for Coaching Roles

July 25, 2014

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The Nelson Giants are seeking Expressions of Interest from coaches interested in coaching the Nelson Giants in the NZ NBL. Continue reading »

BBNZ Awards presented

July 22, 2014

Basketball New Zealand have reinstated its annual awards with the presentation of three trophies at a function prior to the final of the Bartercard NBL.

Chief Executive Iain Potter has confirmed that the Awards will again be an annual fixture on the basketball calendar. “Our best athletes and those who have contributed to the game deserve to have their moment in the spotlight. This year was about making a start. 2015 will see a full list of awards presented as well as the first inductees in to Basketball New Zealand’s new Hall of Fame”, said Potter.

2013 recipients:

McGloughlin Trophy for Female Junior Player of the Year 2013. Stella Beck

Stella is a Tall Fern and plays for the Saint Mary Gaels Women’s Basketball Team in California. Stella was named Most Valuable Player of the Women’s Basketball Championship 2013, in which her Hutt Valley side won its first title.

Stella has represented New Zealand at U16, U17 and U19 level and earned All-Conference honours three times and won two National High School Championships as a member of her Hutt Valley High side.


Ambassador Trophy for Male Junior Player of the Year 2013. Jack Salt

Jack made his Tall Blacks debut in 2013 while still at high school. He plays for the Cavaliers at the University of Virginia, USA.

Jack has come up through the NZ Breakers development programme and starred through the age group ranks over recent years. Jack helped Westlake Boys High School to capture back-to-back New Zealand National High School championships in 2012 and 2013, earning All-Tournament honours both seasons.


Keith Mair Coach of the Year – 2013. Aik Ho

Aik has an impressive coaching resume. In the 2013 National age group championships he completed a rare double, coaching the Waitakere West Basketball U19 Womens and the U17 Girls teams to championship wins in their respective tournaments.

In the same year, Aik was assistant Tall Ferns Coach and Head Coach for the National U17 Girls’ team.

Aik is also coach of the Supercity Rangers in the Bartercard NBL.

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tall blacks depart overseas

July 25, 2014

The Tall Blacks depart tomorrow on an overseas odyssey that will have them primed and ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, starting on August with their Group C opener against Turkey.

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Tall Blacks expect backlash

July 16, 2014

Tall Blacks head coach Nenad Vucinic has no doubt that his side will face a tougher South Korean outfit in game two of the Burger King International Series in Tauranga on Thursday night than the one his side destroyed in a 34-11 second quarter blitz in Wellington on Tuesday.

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Tall Blacks get early jump in Burger King Series

July 15, 2014

The Tall Blacks crushing win over South Korea in Wellington tonight was perhaps best summed up by head coach Nenad Vucinic when he said at the post match press conference ‘I think we jumped on them a little bit.’

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Tall Blacks name playing 12 for Burger King Series opener tonight

July 15, 2014

The playing 12 for the Tall Blacks for tonight’s opening match in the Burger King International Series against Korea in Wellington have been revealed at the venue shoot-around this morning at it includes a 16 year old debutant.

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Rooney earns weekly honours

December 3, 2013

Tall Ferns guard Erin Rooney continued her red-hot form for Fordham University, scoring a career-high 27 points in a 56-40 win over Cincinnati in the Lady Rebels Round-Up championship game at Las Vegas.
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Penney breaks duck in Turkey

November 19, 2013

Tall Blacks guard Kirk Penney is celebrating his first win of the Turkish Basketball League season, after helping his Trabzonspor team to a 96-64 home win over Aliaga.
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Beck heads to Gaels

November 18, 2013
The Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team has announced the signing of Tall Fern Stella Beck to a National Letter of Intent. Beck is a 6’0” (1.83m) combo-guard, who has earned numerous accolades in New Zealand.
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Purcell performs in post

November 6, 2013
It might not be fair to place expectations too high on Hutchinson Community College freshman Kalani Purcell.
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Saints win 8th title

July 5, 2014

The Pacific Jewellers Saints have been crowned the 2014 Bartercard National Basketball League for the eighth time, defeating the IMS Payroll Hawks 85-69. Continue reading »

Saints win, bringing curtain down on 22 year career of Phill Jones

July 5, 2014

It was way back in 1993, two generations ago in the world of sport, when Phill Jones debuted in the New Zealand National Basketball League for the Nelson Giants. Few would have thought then that the ‘Reefton Kid’ would wait until July 4 2014 to bow out of the game that he has loved so much, a game that has loved him in return. Continue reading »

Hawks v Saints Final

July 4, 2014

The IMS Payroll Hawks have defeated the defending champion Zerofees Sharks 100-87. In the second semi-final the Pacific Jewellers Saints have beaten the Fico Finance Giants 89-71. Continue reading »

NBL Final Four Preview

July 3, 2014

Tomorrow the Pacific Jewellers Final Four Semi-finals will be on in Wellington, coverage of the weekend will also by covered by Sky Sport. Continue reading »

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