1994 New Zealand NBL season

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1994 New Zealand NBL season
League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
Regular season
Minor premiers Nelson Giants
Top scorer DeWayne McCray (Hutt Valley Lakers)
Champions Nelson Giants
  Runners-up Canterbury Rams
New Zealand NBL seasons

The 1994 New Zealand National Basketball League season was the 13th running of the competition. Only one change occurred heading into the 1994 season, with New Plymouth renaming themselves the Taranaki Bears. The Nelson Giants won the championship in 1994 to claim their first league title.[1]

Final standings[edit]

# Team
Gold Cup icon.svg Nelson Giants
Silver medal icon.svg Canterbury Rams
3 Hawke's Bay Hawks
4 Auckland Stars
5 Otago Nuggets
6 Palmerston North Jets
7 North Harbour Vikings
8 Taranaki Bears
9 Waikato Warriors
10 Wellington Saints
11 Hutt Valley Lakers
12 Waitakere Rangers

Season awards[edit]

  • NZ Most Valuable Player: Pero Cameron (Auckland Stars)[1]
  • Regular Season Winners: Nelson Giants
  • Keith Carr Trophy – Most Outstanding Guard: Leonard King (Otago Nuggets)
  • John Macdonald Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Guard: Chris Tupu (Canterbury Rams)
  • Commissioners Cup – Most Outstanding Forward: Darryl Johnson (Nelson Giants)
  • Stan Hill Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Forward/Centre: Pero Cameron (Auckland Stars)
  • Alan Bland Memorial Trophy – Scoring Champion: DeWayne McCray (Hutt Valley Lakers)
  • Garry Pettis Memorial Trophy – Rebounding Champion: Willie Burton (Hawke's Bay Hawks)
  • Dave Taylor Trophy – Assist Champion: Wayman Strickland (North Harbour Vikings)
  • Nial Forsyth Trophy – Best Team Free Throws: North Harbour Vikings
  • Rookie of the Year: Konrad Ross (Waikato Warriors)
  • Coach of the Year: Trevor Wright (Nelson Giants)
  • All-Star Five:
    • G: Leonard King (Otago Nuggets)
    • G: Tony Brown (Palmerston North Jets)
    • F: Darryl Johnson (Nelson Giants)
    • F: DeWayne McCray (Hutt Valley Lakers)
    • C: Pero Cameron (Auckland Stars)


  1. ^ a b "2005 League Handbook" (PDF). Basketball.org.nz. pp. 32–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 August 2006. Retrieved 20 September 2015.