Dillon Boucher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dillon Boucher
Super City Rangers
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NZNBL
Personal information
Born (1975-12-27) 27 December 1975 (age 38)
Bell Block, Taranaki, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
Pro career 1994–present
Career history
Auckland Stars 1994-2001; 2004-2009
Waikato Titans 2002-2003
New Zealand Breakers 2003-2005; 2008-2013
Perth Wildcats 2005-2006
Brisbane Bullets 2006-2008
Harbour Heat 2010
Auckland Pirates 2011-2012
Wellington Saints 2013
Super City Rangers 2014-present
Career highlights and awards
  • 9x NZNBL champion (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2012)
  • NZNBL All-Star five (2002)
  • 4x ANBL champion (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • ANBL Best Defensive Player (2010)
  • #24 retired by New Zealand Breakers
Dillon Boucher
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Silver 2006 Melbourne Team Competition

Dillon Matthew Boucher, MNZM (born 27 December 1975), is a New Zealand professional basketball player.

Boucher played for the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian National Basketball League from their inception in 2003 until 2005 when he signed with the Perth Wildcats for whom he played in the 2005/06 Australian NBL season. Boucher subsequently played the 2006/07 (Australian NBL champions) and 2007/08 season for the Brisbane Bullets.[1] In 2008 he rejoined the New Zealand Breakers and was part of the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 Australian NBL championship winning team. At the completion of the 2012/13 season, Boucher retired from the Breakers and the Australian NBL.[2]

With his Auckland Pirates, Boucher won the 2012 New Zealand NBL championship. He has also previously played for the Auckland Stars, Waikato Titans and the Harbour Heat.

On 28 November 2012, Boucher signed with the Wellington Saints of the NZNBL.[3]

At the 2013 Breakers awards night, Dillion Boucher's number 24 was retired in honour of his credited career with the New Zealand Breakers.[4]

In November 2013, he signed with the Super City Rangers as a player/assistant coach for the 2014 season.[5]

In the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours, Boucher was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to basketball.[6]

New Zealand national team[edit]

Boucher is a former member of the Tall Blacks, and was part of their fourth place finish in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

He has retired from the Tall Blacks but has retained some involvement with a place on the coaching team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deane, Steve (4 April 2007). "Basketball: Boucher's a family guy". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Shannon, Kris (15 April 2013). "Basketball: Boucher eyeing up Halberg". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Boucher signs with Saints
  4. ^ Cedric Jackson sweeps NZ Breakers' awards
  5. ^ Super City Rangers sign Dillon Boucher for the 2014 NBL Season
  6. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2014". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Adam Gibson
NBL Best Defensive Player
2010
Succeeded by
Damian Martin