NBL News: Corey Webster and NZ Breakers part ways

From nbl.com.au: The New Zealand Breakers are parting ways with star Shooting Guard Corey Webster. The departure is by mutual consent despite two years still to run on his contract. The 32-year-old is the fifth most capped player in Breakers’ history behind Tom Abercrombie, Mika Vukona, Paul Henare, and Alex Pledger. He finishes his career at the Breakers, having played 236 games over 11 seasons, and was part of the team that won NBL championships in 2011, 2013, and 2015. Webster has had four separate stints at the club stretching…

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NBL News: Breakers sign PG Peyton Silva

From nbl.com.au: The Sky Sport Breakers have confirmed the signing of US point guard Peyton Siva as their first import for NBL22. 30-year-old Siva and his family are in a MIQ facility in Rotorua and will complete quarantine on Wednesday. Siva arrives having played 26 games for EuroLeague club Alba Berlin last season, averaging 10.1 points, 5.2 assists, and 1.2 steals. Siva became a free agent at the end of the 2021 season and was expected to stay in Europe before being snapped up by the Breakers. “In all honesty,…

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Melbourne gets tough win over New Zealand 84-78

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United leaned heavily on its stars and they came up with the goods in a gritty 84-78 win over the New Zealand Breakers on Saturday night. Jock Landale (15 points, 11 rebounds), Scotty Hopson (19 points, three assists) and Chris Goulding (12 points, four assists) all stepped up to make sure their club secured a win over the Breakers despite an inspiring 31-point haul from budding New Zealand star Finn Delany. The win sees Melbourne’s record improve to 16-5 while the Breakers drop to 5-13. With the…

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RJ Hampton says NBL experience gives him edge in the draft

From nbl.com.au: NBL Next Star RJ Hampton says playing with the New Zealand Breakers last season gives him an edge over some college players in next month’s NBA Draft. Hampton bypassed multiple high-profile division one colleges to play in the NBL last season, a decision he believes helps his prospects in the NBA Draft. “I think the overseas experience helped me a lot,” Hampton said in a draft combine media session. “Playing against grown men, being on a professional team, I think that’s enough in itself. “I feel like with my…

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UNCG’s Kyrie Galloway signs with New Zealand Breakers

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au : With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. Signed by: New Zealand Breakers The deal: Three years (development player in NBL21 then upgraded to full roster) Age: 21 2019-20 team: University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2019-20 stats (per game): 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 39.8 FG%, 35.0 3p%, 77.8 FT% Projected role: As a DP, Galloway will only receive spot minutes this season…

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Finn Delany and Rob Loe re-sign with Breakers

From nbl.com.au : Finn Delany has signed a two-year extension to keep him contracted to the Sky Sport Breakers until the end of the 2022 NBL season while Tall Blacks Centre Rob Loe has agreed terms to stay at the club until 2023. 28-year-old Loe has come back impressively from his serious skull fracture midseason to average a career high 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds over 20 games.  24-year-old Delany is in the form of his life averaging 12.6 points, at an average of 47 percent from the floor, and…

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RJ Hampton returns to the States

Rather than pad the NCAA coffers for a year or two, highly touted high school prospect RJ Hampton took his talents to Oceania and plied his craft in the National Basketball League this year. Unfortunately for both Hampton and the New Zealand Breakers, the ride ended prematurely, as an injured hip cut his season short and in lieu of that injury, Hampton has returned to the U.S. from nbl.com.au : New Zealand Breakers Next Star RJ Hampton is returning home to the United States to continue rehabilitation on his injured hip and preparation for…

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New Zealand lays the smackdown on Melbourne 90-68

From nbl.com.au: The New Zealand Breakers continue to defy all the odds and have put themselves right back in the NBL finals hunt and continued the struggles of Melbourne United with a 90-68 thumping at Spark Arena on Sunday. There have been times this season could have been described as the season from hell for the Breakers with all they have had to deal with. It all started with an import replacement before the season even started and has continued to snowball, but right now they are among the hottest…

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New Zealand gets 96-85 win over Brisbane

From nbl.com.au: Drama might continue to follow this New Zealand Breakers team but one thing they continue to do is play relatively well at Spark Arena, and that was again the case on Monday night as they disposed of the Brisbane Bullets 96-85. The Breakers haven’t enjoyed hitting the road so far in #NBL20 losing on all six attempts including in Cairns on Friday night, but they improved to 4-3 at home on the season following Monday’s win against a Bullets team far too reliant on superstar import Lamar Patterson.…

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New Zealand Breakers terminates Glen Rice Jr’s contract

Glen Rice JR’s time in National Basketball League appears to be at an end. The New Zealand Breakers, who Rice, Jr had signed with as an injury replacement for Scotty Hopson, suspended the former Georgia Tech standout last month after an incident outside a bar. After being arrested last night, the club has decided to cut ties with Rice Jr. Here is a statement from the Breakers regarding the matter: Glen Rice Junior’s contract with the New Zealand Breakers has been terminated with immediate effect. Mr Rice was picked up…

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