Michael Kingma

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Michael Kingma
Michael Kingma 2012-2013.jpg
Kingma in his Flames uniform in 2012
No. 20 – Rockhampton Rockets
Position Center
League Queensland Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1979-08-09) 9 August 1979 (age 37)
Manly, New South Wales
Nationality Australian / Dutch
Listed height 207 cm (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Career information
Playing career 1997–present
Career history
1997–2003 Sydney Kings (Australia)
2003–2004 Hunter Pirates (Australia)
2004 Otago Nuggets (New Zealand)
2004–2005 Scarlet Vilvoorde (Belgium)
2005–2006 Aris Leeuwarden (Netherlands)
2006–2007 Sundsvall Dragons (Sweden)
2007–2009 Borås Basket (Sweden)
2009–2010 Sundsvall Dragons (Sweden)
2010–2011 Glasgow Rocks (Scotland)
2012–2013 GasTerra Flames (Netherlands)
Career highlights and awards

Michael Kingma (born 9 August 1979) is an Australian professional basketball player.

Kingma was born in Manly, New South Wales, where he started his basketball playing as a junior. Kingma played seven seasons in Australia's National Basketball League, including six seasons with the Sydney Kings. He was a member of the Kings' 2003 NBL championship team,[1] averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds that year.

For the 2003–04 season, Kingma joined the Hunter Pirates, before leaving Australia. He briefly played in Belgium and in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. In 2006 he moved to Sweden to play for Sundsvall Dragons. In 2007 and 2008 he played for Borås Basket, returning to Sundsvall for the 2009–10 season.

Kingma played in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL) for the Rockhampton Rockets and the Mackay Meteors winning championships in 2010 (Rockets) and 2011 (Meteors).

For the 2010–11 season, Kingma played for British Basketball League team Glasgow Rocks. For the 2012–13 season, he played for the GasTerra Flames in the Netherlands. In 2013 and 2014, he played for the Rockhampton Rockets, winning championships in both years. He returned to the Rockets for the 2015 season.[2]

Outside of basketball, Kingma, along with fellow Australian basketballers Axel Dench and David Stiff, played a part in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as Tarfful. Kingma played a character named Tarfful.[3] The players were chosen as Wookiees for their height; Kingma is 207 centimeters (6 feet, 10 inches) tall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings to wear the crown, if the cap fits - www.smh.com.au". smh.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  2. ^ JennaJohnstone. "Star American basketball import returns for Rockets". themorningbulletin.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Michael Kingma". imdb.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 

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