September 24, 1964 |
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Serra (Gardena, California)|
Cal State Fullerton (1984–1986)
|NBA draft||1986 / Round: 5 / Pick: 105th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|1993–1995||Hawke's Bay Hawks|
|1998||North Harbour Kings|
|1999||North Otago Penguins|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kerry Martin Boagni (born September 24, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. A native of California, he played college basketball for the Cal State Fullerton Titans before being drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1986 NBA draft. He then began a very successful career in New Zealand, playing the majority of his years for the Wellington Saints.
Boagni was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended Serra High School in Gardena, California, where he played basketball. A star forward, Boagni averaged 24 points and 17 rebounds per game and shot 61% from the floor. He was named to the 1982 Sporting News' Top 10 prep list, the USA Men's U.S. Olympic Festival Roster, and made more than a half dozen All-America teams. Boagni played in the 1982 McDonald's High School All American game, along with future NBA stars Dell Curry and Kenny Walker.
A highly regarded recruit, Boagni selected the University of Kansas to pursue his basketball career. In his freshman year, he was the team's No. 2 scorer (14 points per game), scored in double figures 23 times, and was named to the Big Eight Conference all-freshman team. After playing 10 games for Kansas in his sophomore year, Boagni transferred to California State University, Fullerton and excelled. The Utah Jazz subsequently picked Boagni with the 105th overall draft pick in the 1986 NBA draft.
Boagni landed in New Zealand in 1988 where he began a successful NBL career with the Wellington Saints. Boagni and fellow American Kenny McFadden became club legends as they helped the Saints win the 1988 championship and both earned All-Star Five honors. Boagni played five seasons for the Saints, departing the club for the Hawke's Bay Hawks in 1993. Between 1993 and 1998, Boagni played for the Hawks, had a second stint with the Saints, and had one season with the North Harbour Kings. In 267 career NBL games, Boagni recorded 6,929 points (ranked second all-time) and 1,870 rebounds (ranked ninth all-time). Then in 1999, he helped the North Otago Penguins win the Conference Basketball League championship.
Boagni's ex-partner, Jane McMeeken, was a former captain of the New Zealand women's national basketball team. His daughter, Tessa, has played in the Women's Basketball Championship, the top women's basketball competition in New Zealand.
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- All American High School Basketball Games
- SPORTS PEOPLE ; Boagni Quits Kansas
- Woodling: Last time KSU won at home …
- Fans come marching in for Saints
- All-Time NBL Leaders
- National Basketball League (New Zealand) - Rebounds
- CBL FINALS - SECTION B
- Basketball scores: April 16, 1999
- Basketball all in the family for new Tall Fern Tessa Boagni
- Tessa Boagni courts success in two sports
- Boagni becomes a Matador