Squads named for U15 & U17 National Selection Camp

Squads named for U15 & U17 National Selection Camp
Basketball New Zealand has named the talented young athletes that will attend their Under 15 and Under 17 National Team Selection Camps, to be held at the Pulman Park in South Auckland over Labour Day weekend, 20–22 October. 

This is the third and final 2018 camp for Basketball New Zealand’s annual junior national teams. Under Basketball New Zealand’s new High Performance structure, there are three national junior-team camps held throughout the year: in February during Waitangi Day weekend, during the April School holidays, and a camp in October during the Labour Day weekend. Basketball New Zealand’s High Performance Director, Leonard King, says this new structure brings together some of New Zealand’s best young talent. 

“For our Under 15 national squad members, this is the final selection camp for the team that will travel to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea to compete in the FIBA Oceania Championships in December this year. We will select a team of 12 boys and 12 girls to represent New Zealand at that event. The top two placed teams will qualify for next year’s Under 16 Asian Championships.

“For the athletes selected to attend the Under 17 Camp, this is their first activity in preparation for next year’s FIBA Oceania Championships, which will be held in Noumea New Caledonia in August 2019. 

“We are extremely excited about the talent levels in both of these groups as we seek to win our second Gold medal at the Oceania Championships,” said King today. 

UNDER 15 BOYS – National Team Selection Camp, October 2018

Harrison Smith. Counties-Manukau Basketball
Zach Riley. North Harbour Basketball
Ezekiel Priest. North Harbour Basketball
Reegan Trego. New Zealand
Tanae Lavery. Canterbury Basketball
Sam Gallagher. Canterbury Basketball
Hunter Adam. Canterbury Basketball
Gregory Rodger. Canterbury Basketball
Junior De Young. Te Aroha Basketball
Will Stodart. Southland Basketball Association
Toby Kendon. Basketball Hawke's Bay
Jay Marsh. Nelson Basketball
Joshua Book. Nelson Basketball
Mosiah MacDonald. Manawatu Basketball
Max Abbot. Wellington Basketball
Benjamin Gold. Wellington Basketball
Riley Sa. Basketball Mid Canterbury
Ethan Skelton. Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc.
Piripi Tapsell. Wellington Basketball
Levic Kerr. Basketball Auckland
Jett Thompson. North Harbour Basketball
Akiva McBirney-Griffin. Waikato Basketball Council
Wairehu Waata. Basketball Hawke's Bay
Tawhiao Kaitapu. North Harbour Basketball
Sataan Poutasi Tiare Tawera. Basketball Auckland
Tafara Kyle Gapare. Wellington Basketball
Oscar Hickey. New Zealand

UNDER 15 GIRLS – National Team Selection Camp, October 2018

Simone Barnard . North Harbour Basketball
Jyordanna Davey. Hutt Valley Basketball Association
Breeje Schuler. Te Aroha Basketball
Janaya Preece. Basketball Hawke's Bay
Melika Samia. Basketball Hawke's Bay
Gemma Walsh. New Plymouth Basketball
Hope Stanshall. Manawatu Basketball
Te Arani Te Puni. Manawatu Basketball
Olivia Williams. New Zealand
Vitolia Tuilave. Tauranga City Basketball
Odessa Lawson. Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc.
Reese Anderson. Waikato Basketball Council
Lilly Parke. Basketball Auckland
Sera Taei. Basketball Auckland
Hineaupounamu Nuku. Tauranga City Basketball
Dekoda Te Autu (Roberts). Rotorua Basketball
Taiana Day. Tauranga City Basketball
Riana Matiseni. Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc.
Alana Paewai. Waikato Basketball Council
Florence Dallow. North Harbour Basketball
Lisa Barnet Keresoma. New Zealand
Mary Barnet Keresoma. New Zealand
Makenzee Boucher. North Harbour Basketball
Zaaliyah Kailahi – Fulu. North Harbour Basketball
Emma Pugh. Hibiscus Coast Basketball Association

UNDER 17 BOYS – National Team Selection Camp, October 2018

Rishon Royce. Basketball Auckland
Robbie Coman. Basketball Auckland
Obadaiah Paea. Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc.
Campbell Atkinson. North Harbour Basketball
Taine Murray. North Harbour Basketball
Connor Ngan. Basketball Auckland
Samuel (Sam) Jenkins. Canterbury Basketball
Wil de Geest. Canterbury Basketball
Mac Stodart. Canterbury Basketball
Misinale Fifita. Canterbury Basketball
Michael Ruske. Basketball Otago
Kobe Olsen-Matara. Waikato Basketball Council
Sean Joseph Murphy. North Harbour Basketball
Clifton Bush III. Basketball Hawke's Bay
Kopere Tanoa. Basketball Manawatu
Ezekiel Stallworth. Wellington Basketball
Emmerson Kavakura. Wellington Basketball
Evyatar Tabor. Wellington Basketball
Ezrah Vaigafa. Wellington Basketball
Finn Lally. Waikato Basketball Council
Thomas Morgan. North Harbour Basketball
Aston Inwood. Nelson Basketball
Reihana Maxwell-Topia. North Harbour Basketball
Tommy Te Puni. North Harbour Basketball
Zion Trigger Faitele. Wellington Basketball
Harrison Payne. Waitakere West Basketball Association Inc

UNDER 17 GIRLS – National Team Selection Camp, October 2018

Yzabelle Tevao. Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc.
Centaine Noom-Duckworth. North Harbour Basketball
Jessica Moors. North Harbour Basketball
Ramona Fuaivaa. Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc.
Emilia (Emme) Shearer. North Harbour Basketball
Samantha Arnold. Canterbury Basketball
Dre Whaanga. Basketball Otago
Hannah Matehaere. Basketball Otago
Quaye Walker-Eketone. Waikato Basketball Council
Samantha Jenkins. Nelson Basketball
Hannah Crabtree. Nelson Basketball
Raquel Sampson. Taranaki Country Basketball
Caitlin O'Connell. Taranaki Country Basketball
Alix Blyde. Taranaki Country Basketball
Rochelle Fourie. Basketball Manawatu
Maddi Chrystal. Basketball Manawatu
Jordan Rangitawa. Hutt Valley Basketball Association
Sophie Adams. Canterbury Basketball
Ashlee Strawbridge. Canterbury Basketball
Parris Mason. Taranaki Country Basketball
Kararaina Pene. Rotorua Basketball
Tyler Mitchell. Waikato Basketball Council
Arielle Mackey-Williams. Waikato Basketball Council
Emilee Tahata. New Zealand

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