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Six NBL players named to Tall Blacks squad

Six NBL players have been named in the New Zealand Tall Blacks squad for the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers in Manila, Philippines from 24-28 February 2022.

Hyrum Harris (Adelaide 36ers), Rob Loe (New Zealand Breakers), Dion Prewster (Melbourne United), Brayden Inger (Cairns Taipans), Taane Samuel (Brisbane Bullets) and Tom Vodanovich (Sydney Kings) are the NBL players to be named in the team.

The Tall Blacks will face the Philippines, Korea and India during the Qualifiers.
Jayden Bezzant, Point Guard
Taylor Britt, Point Guard
Joe Cook-Green, Point Guard
Richie Rodger, Point Guard
Dion Prewster, Shooting Guard
Ethan Rusbatch, Shooting Guard
Taki Fahrensohn, Small Forward
Hyrum Harris, Small Forward
Brayden Inger, Small Forward
Ben Gold, Power Forward
Taane Samuel, Power Forward
Tom Vodanovich, Power Forward
Rob Loe, Centre
Tai Wynyard, Centre

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ME (he/kangaroo)  
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If I judge on NBL talent alone it looks like a better team than Australia is bringing, seeing as they have guys on that roster who actually play regular rotation minutes.

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Nick Kay alone destroys that Kiwi team.

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The USA have named their team for the WC qualifying games and it features two former NBL players in Brian Bowen & David Stockton.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Joe Johnson answered USA Basketball's call again.

A year removed from his last playing experience with the national team, the 40-year-old Johnson was among 12 players announced Tuesday as the roster for a pair of Basketball World Cup qualifying games later this month.

Also picked: Jordan Bell, Tarik Black, Brian Bowen II, Langston Galloway, Jared Harper, Juwan Morgan, Matt Ryan, David Stockton, Rayjon Tucker, Paul Watson and Justin Wright-Foreman. Most of the players are coming from the G League, and most have at least a small amount of NBA experience.

Jim Boylen, who led the Americans to a 1-1 record during a pair of qualifying games in Mexico back in November, will again coach the U.S. in these qualifiers. The Americans open camp on Friday, in advance of playing Puerto Rico on Feb. 24 and Mexico on Feb. 27, both of those games in Washington.

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