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2012 U17 National Junior Teams

BASKETBALL NEW ZEALAND wish to congratulate the following successful athletes selected in the EMERGING JUNIOR TALL FERNS & TALL BLACKS TEAMS (U17) to represent their country at the FIBA OCEANIA PACIFIC YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (24TH NOVEMBER – 2ND DECEMBER, 2012) held in CHURCHILL, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

16 National Youth women’s and men’s teams, will come together in a celebration of basketball, development and friendship in Australia.  For results of previous Youth Tournaments, click on the ‘Competitions’ button at top right of the website home page.

For more information on the 2012 Pacific Youth Basketball Championships click here or contact Judy Smith in the FIBA Oceania office -

There will be live scoring at this event, and results will be posted on the BBNZ website simultaneously. For more updated information please click here.


Emerging Junior Tall Blacks

Head Coach:  Nele Nikovic

Assistant Coach:  Deslea Wrathall

Matthew Bird Basketball Hawkes Bay
Ihaka Pink Canterbury Basketball Association
Keanu Singsam Counties-Manukau Basketball Association
Jordan Baas Hibiscus Coast Basketball Association
Jack Salt North Harbour Basketball
Harrison Cutfield North Harbour Basketball
Raymond Penny Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc
Denhym Brooke North Harbour Basketball
Thomas Eichler North Harbour Basketball
Jayden Bezzant Waikato Basketball Council


Emerging Junior Tall Ferns

Head Coach:  James Ballinger

Assistant Coach:  Maria Wilson

Caroline Hardeman Australia
Hanna Tusa Australia
Aaliyah Ah Kiong Basketball Hawkes Bay
Charlotte Elley Buller Basketball Association
Gracie Roberts Nelson Basketball Association
Bronwyn Kjestrup North Harbour Basketball
Gabriella Fotu North Harbour Basketball
Pene Bishop Paenga Porirua Basketball Association
Askani-Muriaroha Pirihi Rotorua Basketball Association
Kendal Hastie Canterbury Basketball Association