Jarrod Kenny

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Jarrod Kenny
No. 6 – Hawke's Bay Hawks
Position Point guard
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1985-09-17) 17 September 1985 (age 29)
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Listed height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Career information
High school Westlake Boys
(Auckland, New Zealand)
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2008 Harbour Heat
2009–present Hawke's Bay Hawks
2014–2015 Licher BasketBären

Jarrod Daniel Kenny (born 17 September 1985) is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for the Hawke's Bay Hawks of the New Zealand National Basketball League (NBL). The 188cm point guard attended Westlake Boys High School and has represented the New Zealand Tall Blacks multiple times.[1]

Professional career[edit]

From 2002 to 2008, Kenny split time between playing for the Harbour Heat and earning his physiotherapy degree at the Auckland University of Technology.[2]

In December 2008, Kenny signed with the Hawke's Bay Hawks for the 2009 New Zealand NBL season.[2] From 2010 to 2013, he was part of the New Zealand Breakers practice squad and developed his all-round game to become one of the NZNBL's leading point guards, helping the Hawks to the 2011 final and the 2012 regular-season title. In December 2013, he re-signed with the Hawks on a two-year deal.[3]

On December 29, 2014, Kenny signed with Licher BasketBären of the German ProB for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[4] Despite Licher making the playoffs, Kenny left the team after appearing in just one quarter-final game and returned to New Zealand for the start of the 2015 New Zealand NBL season.[5]

International career[edit]

Kenny began playing for the New Zealand Junior Tall Blacks in 2002 and went on to represent the New Zealand university national team at the 2007 World University Championships in Bangkok. He made his senior team debut in 2009 at the FIBA Oceania Championship,[6] going on to represent the Tall Blacks at the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship, 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship and 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[1]


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