2017 New Zealand NBL season

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2017 New Zealand NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration16 March – 17 June
Number of games18
Number of teams7
Regular season
Minor premiersWellington Saints
Season MVPCorey Webster (Wellington Saints)
Top scorerCorey Webster (Wellington Saints)
Final Four
ChampionsWellington Saints
  Runners-upSouthland Sharks
Finals MVPShea Ili
New Zealand NBL seasons

The 2017 New Zealand National Basketball League season was the 36th running of the competition. For the second year in a row, the league fielded seven teams.

The regular season commenced on Thursday 16 March in Invercargill with the Southland Sharks hosting the Nelson Giants at Stadium Southland. The season contained 13 weeks of regular season games followed by a Final Four weekend in June at Tauranga's ASB BayPark Arena.[1][2][3] The seven teams played every team on three occasions to make up an 18-game round robin season.[4]

With an 18–0 record, the Saints made NBL history by becoming the first team to complete a perfect regular season.[5][6] They went on to post a perfect 20–0 campaign after sweeping the Final Four and collecting their 10th NBL Championship in the process.[7]

The teams for this season were: Canterbury Rams, Hawke's Bay Hawks, Nelson Giants, Southland Sharks, Super City Rangers, Taranaki Mountainairs and Wellington Saints.

Team information[edit]

Standings[edit]

# Regular Season Standings
Team W L PCT PTS
1 Wellington Saints 18 0 100 36
2 Southland Sharks 12 6 67 24
3 Super City Rangers 11 7 61 22
4 Canterbury Rams 10 8 56 20
5 Hawke's Bay Hawks 4 14 22 8
6 Nelson Giants 4 14 22 8
7 Taranaki Mountainairs 4 14 22 8

Final Four[edit]

Semifinals Grand Final
      
1 Wellington Saints 94
4 Canterbury Rams 73
Gold Cup icon.svg Wellington Saints 108
  Southland Sharks 75
2 Southland Sharks 106
3 Super City Rangers 67

Awards[edit]

Player of the Week[edit]

Round Player Team Ref
1 Marcel Jones Canterbury Rams [8]
2 Jeremy Kendle Canterbury Rams [9]
3 Corey Webster Wellington Saints [10]
4 Corey Webster Wellington Saints [10]
5 Corey Webster Wellington Saints [11]
6 Leon Henry Wellington Saints [12]
7 Marcel Jones Canterbury Rams [13]
8 Corey Webster Wellington Saints [14]
9 Nick Kay Southland Sharks [15]
10 McKenzie Moore Canterbury Rams [16]
11 McKenzie Moore Canterbury Rams [17]
12 Tai Wesley Wellington Saints [18]
13 Jeremy Kendle Canterbury Rams [12]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Stats as of the end of the regular season[19]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Corey Webster Wellington Saints 26.0
Rebounds per game Amir Williams Hawke's Bay Hawks 10.2
Assists per game Jarrod Kenny Hawke's Bay Hawks 7.5
Steals per game Dillon Boucher Super City Rangers 2.4
Blocks per game Amir Williams Hawke's Bay Hawks 1.7

Regular season[edit]

Final Four[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FINAL FOUR SERIES TO BE HOSTED BY TAURANGA". Basketball.org.nz. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Tauranga surprise choice as National Basketball League final four host". Stuff.co.nz. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 NBL FINAL FOUR PREVIEW". Basketball.org.nz. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  4. ^ Savory, Logan (25 November 2016). "Southland Sharks to host 2017 National Basketball League opener". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ Rollo, Phillip (10 June 2017). "Wellington Saints complete perfect National Basketball League regular season". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  6. ^ "SAINTS MAKE HISTORY". Basketball.org.nz. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  7. ^ Anderson, Niall (17 June 2017). "Basketball: Wellington Saints complete perfect NBL season". NZHerald.co.nz. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  8. ^ "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND TWO)". Basketball.org.nz. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Kendle named Player of the Week". Australiabasket.com. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  10. ^ a b "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND FIVE)". Basketball.org.nz. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Media Guide Week 6". Facebook.com. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  12. ^ a b "2018 Sals NBL Media Guide Round One" (PDF). nznbl.basketball. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Media Guide Week 8". Facebook.com. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  14. ^ "WEBSTER WINS FOURTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK". Basketball.org.nz. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  15. ^ "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND 10)". Basketball.org.nz. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  16. ^ "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND 11)". Basketball.org.nz. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  17. ^ "NBL PREVIEW: ROUND 12". Basketball.org.nz. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  18. ^ "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND 12) [sic]". Basketball.org.nz. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  19. ^ "2017 NBL Stat Leaders". Twitter. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  20. ^ a b "SAINTS CREATE HISTORY CLAIMING THEIR TENTH TITLE". Basketball.org.nz. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.

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