#FIBAOQT: New Zealand Men's Basketball Team Line-up (Roster)

New Zealand Men's Basketball Team Line-up (Roster). Image courtesy of FIBA.com

International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the governing body of Basketball, has officially released the final line-up of New Zealand Men’s national basketball team for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Here’s the official line-up of New Zealand Men’s Basketball Team:

Players Position Height Club
0 WEBSTER, Tai Jack Guard 6'4" Nebraska Cornhuskers (USA), NCAA
3 ILI, Shea Guard 6'0" Wellington Saints (NZL), NBL
5 BARTLETT, Everard Guard 6'4" Southland Sharks (NZL), NBL
7 VUKONA, Mika (C) Forward 6'6" SuperCity Rangers (NZL), NBL
8 RAUKAWA, Derone Guard 5'11" Southland Sharks (NZL), NBL
9 WEBSTER, Corey Guard 6'1" SuperCity Rangers (NZL), NBL
10 ABERCROMBIE, Thomas Forward 6'6" Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR), TBL
11 ANTHONY, Benny Forward 6'6" Wellington Saints (NZL), NBL
12 FOTU, Isaac Forward 6'8" CAI Zaragoza (ESP), ACB
14 LOE, Robert Center 6'11" Limburg United (BEL), BLB
20 NGATAI, Jordan Forward 6'5" Taranaki MountainAirs (NZL), NBL
44 KARENA, Michael Center 6'10" Write State University (USA), NCAA
Team Average Height:
  HENARE, Paul Head Coach
  CAMERON, Pero Assistant Coach
  McMAINS, Fraser Ross Assistant Coach

VIEW: 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men Schedule, Results, Highlights, Stats, Scores and Updates

New Zealand, ranked 21 in the world by FIBA, will play in Group B of the Rio Games qualifier tournament in Manila, Philippines, with round-robin games against Philippines and France. The Canada, Turkey and Senegal will play in Group A.

The top two teams from each group in the preliminary rounds will move on to the semifinal crossover games.

Those teams will then compete in the finals, with the champion qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics.

Credits / Sources:

  1. Image: FIBA.com
  2. FIBA.com - 2016 FIBA OQT Manila Results and Information Services

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