Corey Webster (basketball)

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Corey Webster
No. 9 – Wellington Saints
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1988-11-29) 29 November 1988 (age 25)
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Listed height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Westlake Boys (Auckland, New Zealand)
College Lambuth (2007–2008)
Pro playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2011 New Zealand Breakers
2009–2010 Harbour Heat
2011 Wellington Saints
2012–present New Zealand Breakers
2013–present Wellington Saints
Career highlights and awards
  • NZNBL MVP (2014)
  • NZNBL All-Star five (2014)
  • 2x ANBL champion (2011, 2013)
  • 2x NZNBL champion (2011, 2014)
  • TSAC Freshman of the Year (2008)

Corey Webster (born 29 November 1988) is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for the Wellington Saints of the NZNBL.

High school & College[edit]

Webster attended Westlake Boys High School in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2007, he moved to the United States to attend college at Lambuth University, where he played basketball for the Eagles in the 2007–08 season.

Professional career[edit]

In 2008, Webster returned to New Zealand and signed with the New Zealand Breakers as a development player for the 2008–09 NBL season.[1] Following the conclusion of the ANBL season, he joined the Harbour Heat for the 2009 New Zealand NBL season. In June 2009, he re-signed with the Breakers as a development player for the 2009–10 NBL season.[2] Following the conclusion of the ANBL season, he re-joined the Harbour Heat for the 2010 New Zealand NBL season.

In 2010, Webster signed a two-year deal with the Breakers, joining the Breakers for the first time as a full-time roster player. Following the conclusion of the ANBL season, he joined the Wellington Saints for the 2011 New Zealand NBL season. In November 2011, he was released from the second year of his two-year contract by the Breakers due to a drug violation which forced him to sit out the 2011–12 season.[3]

On 31 August 2012, Webster re-signed with the Breakers on a three-year deal.[4][5]

On 20 November 2012, Webster re-signed with the Wellington Saints for the 2013 New Zealand NBL season.[6]

On 4 March 2014, Webster re-signed with the Saints for the 2014 New Zealand NBL season.[7][8] On 4 July 2014, Webster was named the league MVP following the Saints win over the Nelson Giants to advance through to the Grand Final.[9] The next day, the Saints won their eight title and Webster's second.[10]

International career[edit]

Webster has been a member of the New Zealand national basketball team.[11] He participated in the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship for the Tall Blacks, averaging 4 points per game.[12]

Webster joined the Tall Blacks for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship.[12]

Personal[edit]

Webster is the son of Tony and Cherry Webster. Tony was a standout athlete in his own right, earning first team All-WAC honors at Hawaii in 1983 and ranking fourth on Hawaii’s career steals list before playing professionally in New Zealand. His younger brother, Tai, currently plays college basketball at the University of Nebraska.[13]

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