• New Day, New Time Zone For Travelling Tall Blacks

    New Day, New Time Zone For Travelling Tall Blacks


    The Tall Blacks are no strangers to ‘doing it tough’, something not uncommon to New Zealand sporting teams and individuals throughout a sporting history littered with success stories borne of the back of adversity and overcoming the...

  • 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...

  • Live stream link for Tall Blacks vs. Great Britain

    Live stream link for Tall Blacks vs. Great Britain

    Follow the Tall Blacks vs. Great Britain game in London on Sunday 26 July at 5am (NZT) through live stats . Unfortunately, there...

  • TALL BLACKS SETTLE INTO LONDON AHEAD OF GB CLASH

    TALL BLACKS SETTLE INTO LONDON AHEAD OF GB CLASH

    The Tall Blacks are settling into London on the first leg of their European tour as they prepare for the Oceania Series against Australia in Melbourne (August 15) and Wellington (August 18), with the winner set to secure a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic...

  • The Tall Blacks to shoot first in London

    The Tall Blacks to shoot first in London

    The Tall Blacks departed last night for their European tour to play Great Britain, Croatia and Slovenia.

    Their first game will be in London to play two games against Great Britain. The first will be a closed doors scrimmage, where the teams can use the game as a competitive...
  • Tall Blacks settle into Napier

    Tall Blacks settle into Napier

    The tall Blacks have arrived in Napier and immediately settled into work in a four day camp to prepare them for the rigors of their European tour that will include games against Great Britain, Croatia and Slovenia as they build up towards the Oceania Championships against Australia in August.

  • Henare names Tall Blacks roster

    Henare names Tall Blacks roster

    Paul Henare has today named his first roster as head coach of the national programme, with 14 players named to travel to Europe for games against Great Britain, Croatia and Slovenia before that number is further reduced to 12 for the Oceania Series against Australia in August, with the winner...

  • Tall Stories latest features great numbers by Tall Ferns

    Tall Stories latest features great numbers by Tall Ferns

    We start this week’s edition of Tall Stories with good news for Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare, with Tall Blacks trialist Everard Bartlett appearing to have found his scoring touch at the right time. He followed up his 16 points effort last week with a game high 22 points on Saturday as the...
  • Tall Stories focuses on our Tall Ferns in Aussie

    Tall Stories focuses on our Tall Ferns in Aussie

    This week we focus on the form of some of the Tall Ferns trialists. Many are with Australian based clubs playing in the various State Leagues in the country.

    In the Queensland Basketball League Tall Ferns captain Micaela Cocks led all scorers with 19 points...

  • TALL BLACKS VS. BOOMERS GENERAL SALES ON NOW!
  • Tall Blacks Name Long List

    Tall Blacks Name Long List

    Tall Blacks head coach Paul Henare has today named a list of 22 players to either trial or be considered for selection for the vital Oceania Series against Australia in August, with the winner booking a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

    The bulk of those on...

  • Tall Stories focuses on Tall Ferns in Aussie

    Tall Stories focuses on Tall Ferns in Aussie

    As Corey Webster’s European stint came to an end this week and he announced news of a three year contract with the SKYCITY Breakers, news filtered through that former Tall Black Benny Anthony Junior has secured a contract with Plymouth Raiders in the British Basketball League.
  • Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns supporters packages on sale now

    Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns supporters packages on sale now

    Fuzion Travel who were our official supporters tour group last year for the FIBA World Cup are putting together a supporters tour group for the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship series. If you’re interested in packages to cheer on our Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns in Australia and here...

  • Presales for Tall Blacks and Boomers game go live on Friday 12 June

    Presales for Tall Blacks and Boomers game go live on Friday 12 June

    Presales for the Tall Blacks vs. Boomers game in Wellington on 18 August which was scheduled  for Monday 8 June has been pushed back and will be live on Friday 12 June
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