Dillon Boucher

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Dillon Boucher
No. 24 – Super City Rangers
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NZNBL
Personal information
Born (1975-12-27) 27 December 1975 (age 39)
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
High school Papatoetoe (Auckland, New Zealand)
Pro career 1994–present
Career history
1994–2001 Auckland Stars
2002–2003 Waikato Titans
2003–2005 New Zealand Breakers
2004–2009 Auckland Stars
2005–2006 Perth Wildcats
2006–2008 Brisbane Bullets
2008–2013 New Zealand Breakers
2010 Harbour Heat
2011–2012 Auckland Pirates
2013 Wellington Saints
2014–present Super City Rangers
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 Matthew Boucher, MNZM (born 27 December 1975) is a New Zealand professional basketball player.

Professional career[edit]

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 re-joined 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, Boucher's number 24 was retired in honour of his credited career with the club.[4]

In November 2013, he signed with the Super City Rangers for the 2014 season.[5] In November 2014, he re-signed with the Rangers as a player/assistant coach for the 2015 season.[6]

International career[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 retired from international basketball in 2008 and later joined the team's coaching staff.

Personal[edit]

In the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours, Boucher was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to basketball.[7]

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. ^ Dillon Boucher lands coaching gig
  7. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2014". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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