(PF/C) Michael Karena

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  • D.O.B. 24 October 1993
  • Hometown: Nelson, New Zealand
  • School: Nelson College
  • Height: 206 cm (6ft 9)
  • Weight: 109kg (240 lbs)


Playing Experience

  • New Zealand 3x3 Youth Olympic Team
  • New Zealand Breakers Development Team (Four Nations Tournament, China)
  • U20 New Zealand Breakers Academy
  • Fico Finance Nelson Giants (NBL)

Since his early high school years Mike has enjoyed success at the highest level. Being named as the starting centre for New Zealand U16, U17 and U18 Representative sides allowed him to cement his reputation as a bona-fide international player, and has led to him becoming a solid contributor this year with the Fico Finance Nelson Giants (NBL).

Mike of course was a standout for Nelson College, leading them to good success at the National Secondary Schools tournament as a senior, averaging 30 ppg and 16 rpg against the best talent in the country. Mike will always be remembered at Nelson College for some of his special high school performances, including a 47 point 24 rebound monster night against St Bedes College.

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