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:
|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|
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.
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