Cell
Years ago

New Zealand 2012/13 College Watch

Thread for updates on New Zealanders playing college basketball.

Men's Division I:

Steve Adams / Pittsburgh / C
Richie Edwards* / Arizona State / F
Isaac Fotu / Hawaii / F
Rob Loe / St Louis / F
Stuart McEwen / Old Dominion / F


Women's Division I:

Georgia Agnew* / Utah Valley / G
Kate Aleman / Mercer / C
Megan Craig / Albany / C
Mieke Elkington / Longwood / G
Jordan Hunter / Southeast Missouri / G
Ashleigh Karaitiana / Hawaii / G
Chevannah Paalvast / Monmouth / G
Erin Rooney / Fordham / G
Josie Stockill / Colgate / G
Jelena Vucinic / Louisiana Tech / G

*Will Redshirt this season

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Cell  
Years ago

It should be a good season with Adams, Loe and Fotu all looking like they will play good minutes. The number of Division I women is probably as high as it has ever been.

There is also alot of junior college women's players that will be looking to move onto DI schools next year.

The season starts today with Steven Adams Pitt playing in an Exhibition vs Indiana University (PA)

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Mystro  
Years ago

Nice work Cell.

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LC  
Years ago

Good work!

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt beat Indiana 69-54.

Steven Adams had 6points (3/8 shooting), 6 boards (5 offensive), 2 blocks, 1 steal in 23 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is Alonzo Burton going to the states???

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jason  
Years ago

http://www.nbadraft.net/players/steven-adams

steve adams is a good NBA prospect

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Cell  
Years ago

I read awhile back that Burton was going to college next season, he's probably a DI prospect

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Cell  
Years ago

Isaac Fotu had 10 points and 7 rebounds in his first exhibition game for Hawaii. The Warriors get the win 72-67 over Div 2 Hawaii Pacific. Fotu got the start and played 31 minutes.


Tomorow James Ashby plays his first game for D2 Newberry in an exhibition at Purdue. Not a bad way to start your college career..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Freshman from Aus in the Newberry team too, Mitch Riggs from Frankston.

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Cell  
Years ago

Rob Loe had 8 points, 4 rebounds in 20 minutes of playing time in an 79-47 exhibition game win over Rockhurst.


James Ashby started his first game of college basketball for D2 Newberry in a 109-68 loss to Purdue. He has 7 points (2/2 3pt) in 21 minutes.


Erin Rooney started in her first game at Fordham after transferring from Monmouth. She scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and had 4 assists.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pittsburgh beat Mount St Mary 80-48 in their season opener.

Steven Adams in 26 minutes had 8 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 turnover.
Talib Zanna lead Pitt with 20 points followed by Tray Woodall with 14. Pitt shot at an ultra efficient 70.8% from the field yet were a terrible 16% from outside the arc (1/6) and dominated every other statistical category.

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Cell  
Years ago

Isaac Fotu had 4 points, 15 rebounds in his first regular season game for Hawaii. Hawaii defeated Maryland Eastern Shore 76-64.


Rob Loe scored 4 points for St Louis in a 76-59 win over USC Upstate.


Freshman Josie Stockill had 10 points, 5 rebounds in 28 minutes for Colgate in a Loss to Cornell.


Transfer Erin Rooney scored 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists for Fordham in a win over Albany.

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Mystro  
Years ago

15 rebounds is a decent effort for Fotu, hopefully we get to catch a few kiwi's in action on ESPN this season.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt 86-Fordham 51
Steven Adams 13 points (5/5) 2 steals and 1 block in 19mins.
Trey Woodall was not far behind with 12 points.
The Panthers' Talib Zanna, who had a career-high 20 points last game against Mt. Saint Mary's, was held scoreless in the first half and finished with eight points.


Some decent numbers for Adams


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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have beaten Lehigh 78-53.

Adams went 3/7 with 4 rebounds and 2 blocks 1 steal in 22mins

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Mystro  
Years ago

Tall Black Isaac Fotu came off the bench for five points and eight rebounds, but couldn't prevent his University of Hawaii team falling 78-79 in overtime to Illinois, their first loss of the season. The Warriors (3-1) next host North Dakota on Wednesday.

Fellow international Rob Loe also tasted defeat, as St Louis University lost 64-72 to Santa Clara at the Hall of Fame Classic. The Kiwi centre led his team with 13 points (3/6 3pt) and the Billikens (1-1) next host Texas A&M tomorrow.
Unfortunately, St Louis have lost legendary head coach Rick Majerus, who left the team earlier this year for health reasons and has now announced he won’t be back.

Steve Adams and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, before rallying for a hard-fought 72-62 OT win over Oakland to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Adams had four points, four rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes, and the Panthers (4-0) face powerhouse Michigan in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals at Madison Square Gardens on Thursday.



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paul  
Years ago

Keep em coming Mystro, appreciated.

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Mystro  
Years ago

http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/111912aab.html

Pitt Panthers Vs Michigan TODAY Maddison Square Gardens!!!
This should be a big game for Adams.

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Cell  
Years ago

Rhaiah Spooner-Knight from Waikato has signed a Letter of Intent to play for Utah Valley next season

http://www.wolverinegreen.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/111912aab.html

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Mystro  
Years ago

Michigan Vs Pitt game is tomorrow sorry and here's a post gazette story on how Pitt has fared against Top 5 ranked teams under Coach Dixon.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-big-east/madison-square-garden-to-be-a-cathedral-of-learning-for-pitt-663001/

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Mystro  
Years ago

Coach Jamie Dixon got next to nothing from the center position. Freshman starter Steven Adams did not score and had one rebound in 10 foul-plagued minutes. His backup, Dante Taylor, had four points and two rebounds.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-big-east/michigan-shoots-down-pitt-67-62-663245/#ixzz2CwQaRP2X

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Mystro  
Years ago

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-big-east/pitt-freshman-adams-development-hits-some-big-bumps-663351/

Pitt defeated Delaware, 85-59, this afternoon in the consolation game of the N.I.T. Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.

In 24 minutes Adams had 3 blocks 3 rebounds 2 steals and 13points.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-big-east/pitt-defeats-delaware-in-nit-consolation-game-663373/#ixzz2D6gBc2N4

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Mystro  
Years ago

The University of Hawaii Warriors defeated North Dakota 71-66

Isaac Fotu scored 17 points and 8 rebounds helping his team improve to 4-1.
They now have a 9day break before they take on the #18 ranked Running Rebels from UNLV.

www.warriorinsider.com is pretty good if you want to keep up with the UH Warriors season.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How tall is Steven Adams really? I've seen various sites saying anything between 6'9 to 7'1!

Doesn't seem like he will be a one and done anyway..

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Cell  
Years ago

Steve Adams is a legit 7'0 tall.

He probably won't go one and done but I still think a team would take him if he did enter.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Here is an article from today on Stuff.co.nz where Pitt Coach Jamie Dixon defends Adams against criticism on his numbers so far and lack of "domination".

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/basketball/8032640/Pitt-coach-defends-Steven-Adams-progress/

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Cell  
Years ago

Kalani Purcell signs with BYU

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568115/BYU-basketball-Three-sign-to-play-womens-basketball-at-BYU.html

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Mystro  
Years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T3Kf7DBUno&feature=player_embedded#!
Highlights of Pitt Vs Duquesne.

Steven Adams had 8points 14rebounds (9 offensive) 2blocks 1steal in 28mins.

http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/120512aab.html

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt Vs Bethune-Cookman

Pitt win 89-40, Pitts 49 point win their largest ever win margin in the Petersen Events Centre ever.
Steven Adams with 16 points 10 rebounds 1 block 1 steal 1 assist in 22 minutes.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-big-east/pitt-climbs-to-10-1-with-easy-win-against-bethune-cookman-666550/

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt Vs Delaware State, 71-43 to Pittsburgh after being up only 31-27 at half time. The Panthers upped the defensive intensity in the second half and took control from there on out.
Steven Adams had 10 points on 4/5 shooting, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 assist in 24 minutes of action and this was the second game in a row where he scored in double figures and Adams and Zanna together managed to out rebound the entire Delaware team 17-14.

Next up the Panthers face Kennesaw State.

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Mystro  
Years ago

the University of Hawai'i basketball team defeated Chaminade, 104-93, on the island of Moloka’i. A Friendly Island crowd of around 1,500 gathered at "The Barn" on the Moloka’i High School campus to watch a game that featured two neighbors playing for pride. Got a bit ugly at times with verbal sprays being fired back and forth and then big shoving matches off the ball. Few techs got handed out and then they got back to playing.
Isaac Fotu had 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting, and grabbed seven rebounds in a good display for the freshman forward.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Diamond Head Classic

Hawai`i 58 (5-4) vs Miami 73 (8-1)

For one half, the Warriors looked like they could withstand the force of the Hurricanes, but the second half turned into a different story. Miami opened the second half with a 14-3 run to break open what was a close game in the first half.

Isaac Fotu had 5points 2/5 7rebounds 3assist 1steal in 27minutes of action.

The best the Warriors can do now in the eight-team tournament is to win the consolation title, which they have done each of the past two years.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Kennesaw State vs PITT

Pitt win 59-43

Adams with 7 points 7 rebounds 1 block in 24mins

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Mystro  
Years ago

UH Warriors dropped the last game of the Diamond Head Classic to Mississippi finishing the tournament 1-2 in 6th place. Fotu had 11 points

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Mystro  
Years ago

The University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team earned its first national ratings of the 2012-13 season when it was ranked No. 24 in this afternoon’s Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ poll. Pitt earned 189 total votes in the Associated Press poll and garnered 97 votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ poll.


Pitt is one of six Big East Conference teams ranked in both top-25 polls: No. 4/3 Louisville, No. 8/8 Cincinnati, No. 9/7 Syracuse, No. 15/18 Georgetown, No. 21/20 Notre Dame and No. 24/24 Pitt.

taken from the Pitt Panthers Basketball website. Great to have a Kiwi starting/playing for a nationally ranked team

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have gone down 61-70 to Cincinnati

Adams played 24 minutes for 0 points 9 rebounds 1 assist 1 block and 4 fouls.

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Mystro  
Years ago

The University of Hawaii made its Big West Conference debut a rousing success by holding off Cal State Northridge, 74-71. Isaac Fotu scored 16 points to go with his 11 rebounds. Coach Gib Arnold mentioning how special his freshman forward from NZ is after the game. Fotu seems to be enjoying his basketball in Hawaii.

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LC  
Years ago

Fotu is doing really well so far this season. Definitely worth keeping an eye on him.

As for Adams, I would be interested in the thoughts of others as to his progress to date in college hoops. I have not yet seen him play a game, but his stats in general appear to be underwhelming for a potential 'one and done' player...

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Mystro  
Years ago

I think a lot of people just expected him (Adams) to go in and just dominate but I don't think he's greedy offensively and is still finding his feet defensively. I believe he will improve quickly as he adjusts to everything on the court and off it.

UH Warriors 90 - Cal State Fullerton Titans 88

Isaac Fotu with 29 points (20 points on 10/12 shooting in the first 20mins) 9 rebounds.

great numbers for the freshman forward.

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Mystro  
Years ago

http://www.warriorinsider.com/2013/01/updated-warriors-top-fullerton-on-jeffersons-buzzer-beater/

some great highlights of Fotu and include Jefferson's floater on the buzzer to win it for Hawaii.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Hawaii beat UC Riverside 76-61 to stay atop of the Big West Conference. Redshirt Freshman Brandon Jawato came of the bench for Hawaii to drain 7 straight 3's in the first half and finished the game with 21 points and Christian Standhardinger added 17 points and five rebounds as a crowd of 6,214 at the Stan Sheriff Center watched the Warriors improve to 9-5 overall and 3-0 in the Big West, tied for first place with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Freshman Forward Isaac Fotu contributed 10 points (5/7) 3 rebounds 3 assists in 30 minutes of action.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have gone down to Rutgers 67-62.

Steven Adams had 8 points (4/6) 4 rebounds 2 steals in 28 minutes.

Pitt (24) travel to the Verizon Center to take on Georgetown (15) next for the final Big East game between the two schools. It will be the 77th time the 2 schools have met with Georgetown holding a 41-35 advantage in the series but Pitt has won five of the last seven meetings between the two schools. Pitt is 6-2 vs. Georgetown in the Verizon/MCI Center since 2001.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Rob Loe had a quiet night with just 2 points (1/2) 1 rebound 1 block 1 steal in 15 minutes for the St Louis Billikins in their victory over Savannah State.

In the previous game against New Mexico Rob Loe scored 7 points.

St Louis have now won 8 games in a row.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt Panthers Vs Georgetown Hoya's

Pitt have pretty much had their way with the 19 ranked Hoya's 73-45 handing the Hoyas their worst loss in nearly four decades.

Steven Adams in 26mins had 6 points 3 rebounds 3 blocks 1 steal.
Talib Zanna had 15 points to lead the way for the Panthers.
No player scored in double figures for the Hoyas.

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Mystro  
Years ago

UH Warriors went down to UC Irvine 68-64

Fotu with 4 points 3 rebounds 3 assists in 33minutes

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Mystro  
Years ago

The basketball world got a look at Tai Webster last year and it liked what it saw. Offers from colleges started flowing in and after an enjoyable recruiting process he opted to sign with Big Ten school the University of Nebraska while on an official visit there in December. The Cornhuskers as they are known, are very much a program on the rise and are coached by up and coming first year head coach Tim Miles, they currently sit at 9-6 for the season. Miles knows just how important Tai Webster will be to his team and recruitment experts have begun to cotton on to how exciting of a player this kid really is. ESPN have him ranked as the 29th best point guard in the 2013 class and his emergence led college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla to declare: "I'd be shocked if there were 25 better 17-year-old players in the States than this kid".

http://kahnapedia.blogspot.co.nz/2013/01/kiwis-in-college-tai-webster-exclusive.html#!/2013/01/kiwis-in-college-tai-webster-exclusive.html


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Mystro  
Years ago

Career night for Rob Loe with the St Louis Billikins against UMass helping them to a 70-62 victory capping a 9-0 home stand.

Loe lead all scorers with 20 points (6/10 and was 2/4 from behind the arc and 6/7 from the freethrow line) 7 rebounds 1 assist in 27 minutes on the floor.

Great effort from the young Tallblack.

Here's a link to some highlights and game report.

http://www.slubillikens.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27200&ATCLID=205917870

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have fallen to Marquette 74-67 in OT.

Steven Adams finished the game with 4 points 6 rebounds 4 blocks and a steal.

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Mystro  
Years ago

The University of Hawaii Warriors went down to Long Beach State 76-72 today.
Isaac Fotu played 30mins for 6 points (2/3) 6 rebounds and a steal.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Young Tall Black Rob Loe has backed up his great game against UMass the other night with another strong performance but unfortunately it wasn't enough to get his St Louis Billikins over the line against Temple ending a nine game winning streak.

St Louis went down 54-64.
Loe played 26 minutes for a double double of 17 points (7/11 from the field including 3/4 from behind the arc) 11 rebounds 1 assist and 1 steal.
No other St Louis player scored in double figures.

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.  
Years ago

how many girls in the national squad ?

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Mystro  
Years ago

sorry I don't follow Women's Basketball.

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Cell  
Years ago

Erin Rooney and Jordan Hunter both played for the Tall ferns last year, if that's what you mean

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Tiger Watcher  
Years ago

Plenty of Hype around Adams before he came across to the States....doesn't look like he will declare straight away as he is playing good D but still very raw at the Offensive end...if he plays until at least his Junior year he'll be a lock for a first round pick.

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Mystro  
Years ago

I honestly think Adam's minders are encouraging him to stay and get an education regardless of how he goes on the court.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt Vs Villanova tomorrow I believe.The game marks the final Big East Conference matchup played at Villanova before Pitt departs for the Atlantic Coast Conference next year.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Pitt have beaten Villanova 58-43

Steve Adams in 26mins had 9 points 3 rebounds 2 blocked shots.

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Mystro  
Years ago

University of Hawaii have triumphed 60-52 over Pacific
Isaac Fotu had 4 points 11 rebounds and a block in 26minutes.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have held on to defeat UCon 69-61

Despite his foul trouble (he sat most of the second half) Adams finished with 3 points 9 boards and 3 blocks.

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Mystro  
Years ago

The St Louis Billikins have gone down to Rhode Island 82-80.

Rob Loe had 7 points (3/10) 7 rebounds and 3 assists and 1 steal in 35 minutes of action.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Isaac Fotu had 10 points 8 rebounds in Hawaii's loss to UC Davis 93-82.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have beaten Providence College 68-64.
Adams had 8 points and 3 offensive rebounds 1 assist and a block in 18 minutes.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Mystro, thoughts on Adams? Below expectations?

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Mystro  
Years ago

prob around the mark so far for a freshman centre in a tough conference but a little under what people were expecting with all the hype.
I think he will live up to the hype eventually but it will come after he is fully comfortable with everything off the court (living in the U.S and the workload with his education) and develops his game under a good Coach in a good program and learns the systems and expands his Basketball I.Q.
The one and done isn't going to happen but I don't think it was ever on the cards with his Minders/Family intentions of him making the most of the educational opportunities from what I have ever read.

He's has been prone to picking up early fouls limiting his minutes and he hasn't been racking up the points but he has been contributing defensively and doesn't take a heap of bad shots. Jamie Dixon by all reports has been happy with his progression and I think if he can keep his grades up and keep progressing, when he finally does declare, he will be ready, and he will go in the first round. I think next season we will start to see the offensive/defensive game that people are hoping for.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Is it the influence of a minder/similar that can prove difficult (there are another couple of cases in AU hoops, right?) or is it more so the fact that the individual is in need of a minder that sets these situations up?

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Mystro  
Years ago

from everything I have ever read and how Steven conducts himself in interviews he is a pretty simple kid from a tough upbringing and still a fresh Maori from Rotovegas in need of positve influences and by all accounts McFadden and his Care Giver in Wellington have been just that and they only care about Stevens best interests (didn't play for the Tall Blacks Olympic Qualifying Tourney instead went to the States early to help him settle and to help qualify academically).
Even in early interviews when he just landed at Pitt and was playing some High School ball, when the "One and done" was ever mentioned to Steven he always down played it and was more focused on getting an education that wouldn't have been available to him in Rotorua.

Being that big men always seem to develop a little later I think he's on a good track.
Fellow Kiwi 7 footer Rob Loe has started to show a little more of what he's capable of after a couple of seasons at College so hopefully Steven will do the same.

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Mystro  
Years ago

St Louis have beaten Duquesne 73-64

Rob Loe had a tough outing finishing with 2 points an assist and a steal in 15mins. He went 0/5 from behind the arc but he wasn't alone with the whole squads outside shooting deserting them (3/21 from deep).

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Mystro  
Years ago

University of Hawaii have gone down to Cal Poly 88-59

Isaac Fotu played 24 minutes for 14 points (6/11) 5 rebounds and a steal.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have beaten De Paul 93-55

Steven Adams played 24 minutes for 9 points and a season high 14 rebounds 2 assists and 3 blocks.

Pitt face No. 5 Louisville on Monday and hosts No. 3 Syracuse next Saturday.

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Mystro  
Years ago

St Louis Billikins have beaten St. Bonaventure 67-57

Rob Loe played 13 minutes before fouling out. He had 4 points (2/2) 1 rebound and 2 blocks.

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Mystro  
Years ago

University of Hawaii have picked up a road win over UC Santa Barbara 78-73

Isaac Fotu had 8 points (3/4) 3 boards and 3 blocks in 15 minutes on the floor. His team mate Christian Standhardinger notched career highs of 31 points and 16 rebounds.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Carelessness cost Pittsburgh a chance at a Big East road win against No. 12 Louisville. Pitt went down 64-61. Missed free throws, turnovers and surrendering easy layups on defense were the culprit.

Steven Adams played 29 minutes in the contest for 8 points (4/5) 7 boards 1 block and 2 steals. He managed to stay out of foul trouble.

ok numbers for the freshman Centre against a nationally ranked opponent.

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Cell  
Years ago

Updates on 2 New Zealanders playing Junior College-

Michael Karena is a freshman forward, playing at South Plains College in Texas. This is a top Junior College that sends alot of players to D1 schools, the current team has big men committed to SMU and DePaul.

Karena is averaging 5.3ppg , 2.7 rpg and shoots 68.1% from the field. He has had several 'breakout' games, scoring in double figures, which given the quality of the team and the fact he is only a freshman, suggests he may be a Division 1 player in 2 seasons time.



Jordan Ngatai is a 6'6 foward at Sierra College in the Californian JuCo league. Only a freshman he is scoring 15.1ppg and getting 6.9rpg.

Last year he was committed to Brigham Young-Hawaii but may have had eligibility issues, I have no idea if he is still intending on going there, but I would think that he would be in good position to sign with a Div 1 school next year.

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Cell  
Years ago

St Louis Bilikens beat 9th ranked Butler 75-58. Rob Loe had 12 points and 3 rebounds.


Isaac Fotu came of the bench to help the Hawaii Warriors defeat UC-Riverside 72-68. Fotu had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks in 24 minutes of play. He particularly came up big in the late stages of the game, scoring 6 points in the final 6 minutes.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Cheers Cell, I'm gonna go hunt some highlights of those games.

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Cell  
Years ago

Tom Vodanovich heading to Cleveland State???
Check out the near the end of this article

http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/blog/index.ssf/2013/01/for_cleveland_state_vikings_me.html

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have beaten #6 Syracuse at home in the Peterson Events Centre 65-55.

Adams contributed 8 points 7 boards and 2 blocks to the Panthers win.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have beaten Seton Hall 56-46

Adams had 8 points 15 rebounds 2 blocks and an assist and got the crowd going with a timely dunk but drew a tech foul.

Great effort for the young freshman

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Mystro  
Years ago

St Louis have backed up their win over #9 Butler with a victory over Dayton 81-52
That is 4 wins in a row for the Billikens.
Rob Loe contributed a game high 17 points (5/9 from the field and 3/6 from behind the arc) 6 rebounds 2 assists and 1 block in 23 minutes.

The Billikens face Fordham next.

Hawaii have defeated Cal State Fullerton 77-75. A near-capacity crowd of 3,978 at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif., left in disappointment as the visiting Warriors rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half and took control in the crucial final four minutes of the game. Hawaii improved to 13-9 overall and remained in third place in the Big West Conference at 7-4. It is the first time since the 2003-04 season that the Warriors have won three consecutive road games. Fullerton dropped to 11-11 and is in seventh in the Big West at 4-6 - which includes two losses to Hawaii.
Isaac Fotu scored 13 points (5/7) 5 rebounds 1 assist 1 block in 21 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hawaii have beaten Long Beach State 94-73

Freshman Forward Isaac Fotu only scored 2 points (Freethrows) but had 10 rebounds (5 offensive) and a steal in 18 minutes.

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Mystro  
Years ago

The Pittsburgh Panthers have continued their form with a win over #17 Cincinnati 62-52

Freshman Centre Steven Adams had 13 points (5/6 from the field and a much improved 3/4 from the freethrow line) 2 rebounds 2 assists and 4 blocks in 29 minutes.

Adams has been steadily improving and the Panthers may have a good shot of going deep in the tournament this season

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LC  
Years ago

I watched the Pitt vs Cincinnati game and IMO Adams was very good. He may not have had the rebounds, but he did all the dirty work in boxing out and opening the way for his team mates to scoop up the boards.

One thing that is not helping him is that his team mates do not go to him often enough, and having said that, their entry passes to him in the post were not often high quality...

When he got the ball in a decent position in the post nobody for Cincinnati could guard him and it was an all but certain score each time.

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Mystro  
Years ago

I started a new job so haven't got to watch many games of late.

he seems to be steadily improving with each game and they have claimed a couple of decent scalps. I have read that Jamie Dixon would like him to be more selfish offensively but if his team aren't getting him the ball their isn't a whole lot he can do.

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Mystro  
Years ago

The St Louis Billikens have beaten Richmond 56-46.
Rob Loe played 10 foul plagued minutes and went 0/2 from the floor and had 4 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal.

The University of Hawai'i Warriors defeated UC Irvine, 78-72
That was their 5th consecutive victory and they had recently lost to them 68-64, on January 9 in Irvine. They now sit in 2cnd place in the 10-team Big West conference with five games remaining. Long Beach State, which lost at Hawai'i on Thursday, is still in first place at 10-2.
Isaac Fotu added 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field, and also grabbed six rebounds.

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Mystro  
Years ago

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/ron-cook/cook-sit-back-take-in-adams-ride-674942/

An article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about Steven Adams and his NBA prospects. Good read.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Warriors have gone down to UC Davis 89-65
Hawai'i’s "big three" of Vander Joaquim, Christian Standhardinger and Isaac Fotu were basically nullified by a UC Davis zone defense that double-teamed in the low post. They are the team’s top three scorers and rebounders, but they combined for 16 points and 11 rebounds. Standhardinger himself was averaging 22.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game during the previous five-game winning streak.

Isaac Fotu played 13minutes for only 2 points courtesy of freethrows and 2 rebounds 1 assist and 1 block.



Pitt are now ranked #16 and face #18 Marquette next.
They have already beaten #17 Cincinnati and #6 Syracuse #19 Georgetown.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have lost to Marquette 79-69.

Adams had 4 points on 2/5 shooting and 5 rebounds 2 assists in 26minutes

Pacific beat Hawaii 80-71.

Christian Standhardinger led the Warriors with 20 points and nine rebounds. Isaac Fotu added 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting, and Vander Joaquim scored 10.

St Louis have defeated Charlotte 76-58.

Rob Loe played 19 minutes in the Billikens win and finished with 6 points 1 rebound and 5 fouls.

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Mystro  
Years ago

#20 Pitt have lost to #16 Notre Dame 51-42

Steven Adams played 21 minutes and scored 8 points (3/5 from the field and 2/4 from the line) and had 4 rebounds 2 blocks and 2 steals.

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Mystro  
Years ago

St Louis have beaten VCU 76-62

They are now 1st in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Rob Loe played 17mins for 5 points 2 rebounds 3 assists.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Pitt have beaten USF 64-44

Steve Adams played 16 minutes for 5 points 6 rebounds 5 blocks and an assist.

St Louis got the win over St Joseph's 70-53

Rob Loe 11 points 6 rebounds 1 block 1 assist in 29 mins while Australia's Cody Ellis contributed 3 points 1 rebound 2 steals and an assist.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Hawaii have gone down to Cal Poly 61-64.

Freshman Forward Isaac Fotu played 35 minutes for 17 points (7/13) 9 rebounds 2 assists.

#18 St Louis have won 11 straight with their victory over George Washington 66-58

Rob Loe played 27 minutes in the win and had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.

#23 Pittsburgh have beaten Villanova in OT 73-64.
Adams did not play due to a sprained left ankle.

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mystro  
Years ago

Hawaii have lost to Cal State Northridge 88-75
Isaac Fotu had 6 points 4 rebounds in the loss.

St Louis went down to Xavier 77-66.
Tough night for Rob Loe, 0 points (0-3) 3 boards 2 blocks.
Not quite as tough as Australia's Cody Ellis who went 0-15 including 0-11 behind the arc but managed to get 4-5 from the charity stripe and 5 defensive rebounds.

Pittsburgh downed Villanova In Overtime, 73-64 and now face DePaul on the road. The Panthers have moved up to #20 and Pitt has won 10 of its last 13 games and 11 of its last 15 contests. Pitt and DePaul meet for the second time this season as Pitt claimed a 38-point home win (93-55) at the Petersen Events Center on Jan 26th.

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Fulukovi  
Years ago

Wow 0-15 damn .

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mystro  
Years ago

he's normally pretty solid but he had quite the shocker.

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mystro  
Years ago

St Louis have beaten La Salle 78-54
Rob Loe was great, perfect 7-7 from the floor including 3 from behind the arc and 3-3 from the freethrow line. 26 minutes and equalled his career best of 20 points, adding 4 rebounds and 2 assists for the 7foot Kiwi. Saint Louis has captured its first outright regular season title since 1957 and will head to the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Championship in Brooklyn, N.Y., as the No. 1 seed.

The Billikens are ranked #15 on USA Todays Coaches Poll and #16 on the AP Top25 and #16 in ESPN's Power Rankings.

In Panthers News.
Steven Adams becomes Pitt's first Big East All-Rookie Team selection since DeJuan Blair in 2007-08. The preseason Big East Rookie of the Year, Adams leads the Panthers in rebounding (6.2 rpg.), blocked shots (62) and field goal percentage (.578). He also averages 7.1 points per game and has started all 30 of his games played this year. His team mate Tray Woodall was honored with the All-Big East Third Team on Sunday, following a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches.
Pitt opens Big East Championship play as the No. 4 seed and will face either No. 5 Syracuse, No. 12 Seton Hall or No. 13 South Florida.

Pitt are currently ranked #22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, #20 in the AP Top25 and as low as #18 in the ESPN Power Rankings.

Great to have 2 New Zealanders playing in nationally ranked teams getting decent minutes and contributing. Even better that they are both 7ft. Add Pledger to the mix and we have never had deeper stocks at Centre.

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Cell  
Years ago

Congrats to Isaac Fotu, the Big West Conference Co-Freshman of the year.

http://www.warriorinsider.com/2013/03/standhardinger-and-fotu-honored-by-big-west-conference/


The Tall Blacks in about 3-5 years will have some quality bigs. Adams and Pledger at Centre, Fotu and Loe at power foward. Now we just need a couple guards to come along...

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Fulukovi  
Years ago

I think we gone takeover rio olympics , or at least make a splash at the world cup next year

Tai Webster will be ready and Adams will be making a name for himself in the nba

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mystro  
Years ago

If Jackson naturalizes and plays for the Tall Blacks NZ have the potential to do more than just make up the numbers on the world stage and push Australia in qualification series consistently and hopefully secure 2 Oceania berths in all major tournaments.

Cedric Jackson/Tai Webster or Bartlett
Kirk Penney/Cory Webster
Thomas Abercrombie/Leon Henry
Mika Vukona/Rob Loe
Alex Pledger/Steven Adams


there was a passport issue with Isaac Fotu from memory that had him playing as a naturalized player in Fiba tournaments, not sure if it has been rectified so Jackson obviously would be the 1 naturalized player selected.
Put Pledge in front of Adams due to chemistry.
3 legit 7ft on a Tallblacks squad!!

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Cell  
Years ago

Jordan Ngatai has signed with Division II BYU-Hawaii for next season.

http://sports.byuh.edu/node/3780

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Fulukovi  
Years ago

Don't think Cedric would , he's still chasing the nba dream

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Fulukovi  
Years ago

Don't think Cedric would , he's still chasing the nba dream

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Fulukovi  
Years ago

Pittsburgh knocked out of there tournament!

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mystro  
Years ago

yup #17 Pitt went down to #19 Syracuse 62-59

Steve Adams contributed 6 points 7 rebounds 1 block 1 assist in 31 minutes.


THe St Louis Billikens defeated Charlotte 72-55 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Championship at the Barclays Center. They face Butler in the next round.

Rob Loe played 23 mins for 7 points 4 rebounds 4 assists and a block.

Hawaii went down to UC Irvine 71-60

Fotu had 2 points 2 rebounds

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Mystro  
Years ago

St Louis have won the Atlantic 10 Championship Final against VCU 62-56 for it's first A-10 title and only St Louis 2cnd Conference Championship in school history.
New Zealands Rob Loe had 7 points 8 rebounds 2 steals and 1 assist in the win.

#16 St Louis now head to the NCAA tourney

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hoopie  
Years ago

seems like Pittsburgh & St Louis were the only teams to take a Kiwi to the Big Dance, Mystro

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mystro  
Years ago

"seems like Pittsburgh & St Louis were the only teams to take a Kiwi to the Big Dance, Mystro"

Pitt 24-7 #17 AP Top 25, #19 USA Today Coaches Poll, #16 ESPN Power Rankings

St Louis 24-6 #16 AP Top 25, #16 USA Today Coaches Poll, #17 ESPN Power Rankings

both pretty decent programs with pretty decent shots at progressing deep, not a bad situation and even better for New Zealand's International Prospects down the track with both Players being 7ft and very talented. Hawaii with Fotu was the only other program with an active Kiwi playing decent minutes and they were well off the pace.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How old is Richie Edwards now??

He seems to have bounced around a bit... seemed to be doing OK at Val last year then transferred...

Any ideas what he's up to after college?

I think NBL would be his ceiling..

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Cell  
Years ago

Edwards is 22 and will finish college when he is 23.

Depending on how he goes next season at Arizona State he could pick up a development player spot at a NBL club.

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Cell  
Years ago

Tom Vodanovich committed to James Madison yesterday.

http://www.nzbasketballacademy.com/tom-vodanovich-commits-to-jmu/

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Cell  
Years ago

Terai Sadler has been awarded 1st Team Junior College All-American honours. She averaged 18.6ppg and 9.0rpg for Crowder College.

Milomilo Nanai was also awarded honourable mention honours. She averaged 15.4ppg and 9.1rpg as a freshman at Sheridan College.


I think that 3 of this years NZ junior college women have the potential to transfer to Division 1 schools. Will be interesting to see where they go.

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Pikachu  
Years ago

James Ashby got mad skills at about 6ft2-3
Quick around the court , can shoot the 3 and has mega hops

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