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Las Vegas 2013 Day 4

               Day 4 was by far the best day for the tour for everyone involved so far. It Started with the 13 girls waking up extra early, while everyone else still slept, to go and play a 9pm game just twelve hours they finished their double header day. They girls started strong, pushing the …

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Las Vegas 2013 Day 3

Day 3 gave the players a slight sleep in as the first games of the tournament started at 200pm. The focus for the morning was to feed and water the players making sure they were in top condition for the afternoons games, under 13 boys having 1 game, 14 boys with 2 and the 13 …

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Las Vegas 2013 Day 2

The day started bright and early with breakfast at 645am in anticipation for the mornings activities. Players and coaches darted around with nervous excitement getting themselves ready for their first taste of American basketball. We were kindly hosted by the Tarkanian Basketball Academy who had organised us two courts to train on followed by scrimmages …

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Las Vegas 2013 Day 1

Day 1 of the 2013 tour is finally over and there are many tired faces as the teams retire to their rooms, preparing for the hard days ahead. It all began for the main body of travellers at Wellington airport, everyone getting checked in and organised for the intense 17 hours of travel ahead if …

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NZBA Quiz Night

Tanaka is a member of the New Zealand Basketball Academy 16U Girls team that is traveling with seven other NZBA age group teams to Las Vegas, USA in July 2013. In Las Vegas, the NZBA teams are playing in a number of tournaments against teams from all around North America. The purpose of the trip is …

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May Training Camp recap

One hundred players from around New Zealand who have been selected for the 2013 Las Vegas tour converged on Wellington today for our May training camp. This is the second to last camp before we leave for Las Vegas to compete against the best age group players in the world and so there was plenty of work to be …

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Training Camps

There are only two training camps left before the 2013 Las Vegas Tour! The coaching staff have plenty of work that we need to get through so make sure you are in attendance. It is less than two months before we leave for Las Vegas, and all the preparations are coming together. If you have …

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Tanaka Gapare commits to Pitt

Breaking news: Tanaka Gapare from Samuel Marsden in Wellington has verbally committed to a basketball scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. After a breakout performance in 2012 leading the 15U girls team to the finals of the Bigfoot Hoops tournament in Las Vegas, Tanaka recieved a lot of interest from collegiate scouts and coaches in …

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The Crowd Goes Wild

Meghan Mutrie from The Crowd Goes Wild caught up with Steven Adams to talk about his decision to declare for the NBA Draft.

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Michael Karena Interview

Michael Karena is a member of the New Zealand Basketball Academy from Nelson, and Kenny McFadden gave him an opportunity to travel to the Adidas Nations tournament in LA in 2012. Michael played well at the camp, and was offered a scholarship to South Plains College in Texas, who were the JUCO defending national champions. …

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