• Tall Stories latest as our players return to club teams

    Tall Stories latest as our players return to club teams

     

    After five weeks of globetrotting on international duty most of the Tall Ferns and Tall Blacks are enjoying some time away from the game before college and club commitments commence at the end of the month.

  • Brave Tall Blacks beaten by better Boomers

    Brave Tall Blacks beaten by better Boomers

    The Tall Blacks were beaten but put in a brave showing against a world class Aussie Boomers outfit, losing the second game of the FIBA Oceania Championship in Wellington, check here for a recap of the series and a look ahead to the next option for Rio qualifying....
  • Tall Blacks return home with belief

    Tall Blacks return home with belief

    The Tall Blacks went down in the opening game of the FIBA Oceania Series, 71-59 in Melbourne tonight in front of a sold out Rod Laver Arena crowd but return home knowing they are in with a good shot at overturning the deficit and winning the two game series.
  • Tall Blacks are ready for Boomer challenge

    Tall Blacks are ready for Boomer challenge

    Tall Blacks head coach Paul Henare is ready, he is calm and ready for the toughest challenge of his coaching career, certainly of his fledgling international career in charge of the national team

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  • Extra platinum & gold tickets released for ‪Tall Ferns‬ and ‪‎Tall Blacks‬ games

    Extra platinum & gold tickets released for ‪Tall Ferns‬ and ‪‎Tall Blacks‬ games

    We are pleased to advise that extra platinum and gold tickets have been released today for the Tall Ferns v Opals and Tall Blacks v Boomers! Curtain raiser games will include the FIBA U16 Oceania Championship bronze (2pm), silver and gold medal games (4:30pm)....

  • Bailey ruled out of Tall Blacks

    Bailey ruled out of Tall Blacks

    The Tall Blacks have been forced into a late change to their roster just over 12 hours from boarding a flight to Melbourne for Saturday’s opening clash in the home and away Oceania Series, with Duane Bailey ruled out of the two game series with a...

  • Tall Blacks Sweep Stankovic Cup

    Tall Blacks Sweep Stankovic Cup

    The Tall Blacks added a rare international tournament victory with a second Stankovic Cup scalp, defeating Mexico 70-66 in a fiercely fought final to repeat their efforts of 2011.

  • Coach Henare makes the toughest call

    Coach Henare makes the toughest call

    Tall Blacks head coach Paul Henare made the toughest call in his brief time so far in charge of the national team today when he cut two players from his roster preparing to face the Aussies in the Oceania Series in just over a week from now, starting in Melbourne on...

  • Freeman heading for Universty of Oklahoma

    Freeman heading for Universty of Oklahoma

    Young Westlake High School swingman Matt Freeman has verbally committed to the University of Oklahoma basketball programme. The 17 year old has recently returned from the US after attending the Adidas Nations Tournament at Long Beach, California. The tournament attracts some of the best...

  • Fotu on fire as Tall Blacks douse local hopes at Stankovic

    Fotu on fire as Tall Blacks douse local hopes at Stankovic

    The Tall Blacks made it a clean sweep through round robin play at the Stankovic Cup in China with a 89-82 win over host nation China to progress through to the final where they will play Mexico and did so on the back of a stunning Isaac Fotu offensive show.

  • TALL BLACKS TO HONOUR MEL YOUNG AGAINST CHINA

    TALL BLACKS TO HONOUR MEL YOUNG AGAINST CHINA

    The Tall Blacks will tonight for the first and only time at the Stankovic Cup in China perform their ‘Tu Kaha O Pango Te Kahikatea’ Haka before their match against the host nation in Qingyuan.

    Tu Kaha O Pango will be performed as a mark of respect with the...

  • Tall Blacks too strong for Mexico down the stretch

    Tall Blacks too strong for Mexico down the stretch

     The Tall Blacks turned on a blistering final quarter to defeat Mexico 78-67 and stay unbeaten at the Stankovic Cup in China and on course for a place in Friday’s final.

  • Tall Blacks open Stankovic with Win

    Tall Blacks open Stankovic with Win

    The Tall Blacks got their Stankovic Cup campaign underway with a win in China tonight, but it was closer than many had predicted against a determined Venezuelan side, the New Zealanders edging away in the final quarter to win 72-65.

  • ANOTHER CLOSE LOSS FOR TALL BLACKS

    ANOTHER CLOSE LOSS FOR TALL BLACKS

    For the second time in 24 hours the Tall Blacks came up just short against powerhouse European opposition, this time losing a game they led throughout against world number 13 ranked Slovenia, losing 68-73. With the goal of taking on Australia in the Oceania Series in August and the prize of a...

  • TALL BLACKS BEATEN BY BUZZER THREE IN SLAVONSKI

    TALL BLACKS BEATEN BY BUZZER THREE IN SLAVONSKI

    The Tall Blacks were beaten on the buzzer by Croatia in Slavonski Brod tonight but can hold their heads high on the back of a fiercely determined performance that pushed the world number 12 to a final shot in their home gym.

  • TALL BLACKS READY TO FACE EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHTS

    TALL BLACKS READY TO FACE EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHTS

    The Tall Blacks prepare to play world powerhouse Croatia tonight in Slavonski Brod, on the eastern border aligning Bosnia Herzegovina. Head coach Paul Henare has one final decision to make before game time, with only 12 players able to suit up from the touring party of 14, albeit Leon...

  • Steven Adams unavailable for Tall Blacks this season

    Steven Adams unavailable for Tall Blacks this season

    Steven Adam’s has officially informed Basketball New Zealand and the Tall Blacks that he will be unavailable to play for the Tall Blacks this year. 

  • PREWSTER AND BAILEY THE LATEST TO JOIN THE TALL BLACKS CLUB

    PREWSTER AND BAILEY THE LATEST TO JOIN THE TALL BLACKS CLUB

    The Tall Blacks win over Great Britain on Sunday morning New Zealand time was notable for a number of reasons. Most obvious and most talked about was that the game was the first in charge for head coach Paul Henare and his coaching team of Pero Cameron, Ross McMains and Judd...

  • TALL BLACKS TOO STRONG FOR GREAT BRITAIN

    TALL BLACKS TOO STRONG FOR GREAT BRITAIN

    Paul Henare got his Tall Black coaching career underway with a comfortable win over Great Britain at the Copperbox in London tonight, defeating the home side 84-63. 

  • TALL BLACKS WIN CLOSED DOOR SCRIMMAGE AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN

    TALL BLACKS WIN CLOSED DOOR SCRIMMAGE AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN

    The Tall Blacks have come through their first test of their European tour, albeit an unofficial one in a closed doors scrimmage against Great Britain in London tonight, winning what was essentially a glorified practice match...

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