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Tall Blacks name 14

July 20, 2014

The Tall Blacks marked another milestone on the road to Spain and the FIBA Basketball World Cup in late August with the trimming of the roster down to a party of 14 to travel through Asia and Europe on their way to Spain, each player hoping they will then make the final cut of 12 for the World Cup itself.

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U19 National Champions

July 20, 2014

Congratulations to Rotorua men and Canterbury Metro women, the 2014 U19 National Champions. Continue reading »

Tall Blacks win series

July 19, 2014

In what was almost a repeat of game one in Wellington, the Tall Blacks wrapped up the Burger King International Series with a comfortable 89-81 win over South Korea at the North Shore Events Centre tonight, albeit the visitors showed great fight to close what was a 20 point margin to single figures by the final buzzer.

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Palmerston North and Auckland Counties Manukau take the spoils

July 19, 2014

Wrapping up the U15 National tournament with two outstanding Grand Finals.  It has been an amazing week of talent, hard work and determination from all the 40 teams that competed but only two teams could walk away with the National Championship crown….. Continue reading »

12 named for NSEC showdown

July 19, 2014

Haka2014Tall Blacks head coach Nenad Vucinic has named his 12 for the decider in tonight’s Burger King Series finale on the North Shore, with three players ruled out through injury.

Alex Pledger (foot), Jarrod Kenny (foot) and Nick Horvath (back) have all been ruled out through injury while Tohi Smith-Milner and Jack Salt are the other two not to suit up this evening at the North Shore Events Centre. Continue reading »

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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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New Zealand to face the USA in basketball showcase

February 4, 2014

The Tall Blacks have been drawn to face powerhouse and current World Champions, the United States, in September’s FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The Draw took place in Spain this morning (NZ time), with New Zealand and the USA placed in Pool C, alongside the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Finland and Ukraine. Pool play will take place in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao. Continue reading »

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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

SMCGaels.com
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

Hutchnews.com
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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