New Zealand women's national basketball team

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 New Zealand
FIBA ranking 16 Steady
FIBA zone FIBA Oceania
National federation Basketball New Zealand
Coach Kereama Kennedy
Nickname(s) Tall Ferns
Olympic Games
Appearances 3 (2000, 2004 & 2008)
Medals None
Women's World Cup
Appearances 1 (1994)
Medals None
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

The New Zealand women's national basketball team, nicknamed the Tall Ferns, is the women's national basketball team for New Zealand.[1] The Tall Ferns name is one of many national team nicknames (indirectly) related to the All Blacks and/or the New Zealand silver tree fern.

Current squad[edit]

New Zealand Tall Ferns – 2015 FIBA Oceania Women's Championship roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
F 1 Bygate, Jessica 23 – (1992-01-10)10 January 1992 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Adelaide Lightning Australia
G 2 Cocks, Micaela 29 – (1986-05-02)2 May 1986 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Townsville Fire Australia
PF 4 Purcell, Kalani 20 – (1995-01-13)13 January 1995 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Brigham Young University Cougars United States
F/C 6 Boagni, Tessa 19 – (1996-02-12)12 February 1996 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Cal State Northridge Matadors United States
PG 7 Hunter, Jordan 24 – (1990-08-20)20 August 1990 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Auckland Counties Manukau Lady Hawks New Zealand
G/F 8 Taylor, Natalie (C) 32 – (1982-12-24)24 December 1982 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Gladstone Power Australia
F 9 Beck, Stella 19 – (1995-09-25)25 September 1995 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Saint Mary's Gaels United States
SF 10 Wallbutton, Lisa 29 – (1986-01-14)14 January 1986 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Willetton Tigers Australia
SG 11 Gallaher, Samara 23 – (1992-08-06)6 August 1992 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Hume City Broncos Australia
F/C 12 Davidson, Penina 19 – (1995-09-02)2 September 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) California Golden Bears United States
G/F 14 Paalvast, Chevannah 23 – (1991-09-04)4 September 1991 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Townsville Fire Australia
C 15 Craig, Megan 22 – (1993-02-11)11 February 1993 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Lakeside Lightning Australia
Head coach
  • New Zealand Kereama Kennedy
Assistant coaches
  • Australia Chris Lucas
  • New Zealand Aik Ho
Strength and conditioning coach
  • Adam Wolski
Physiotherapist
  • Ariane Carroll
Team manager
  • Gail McLauchlan

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 15 August 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Penina Davidson Megan Craig
PF Kalani Purcell Tessa Boagni Stella Beck
SF Lisa Wallbutton Jessica Bygate
SG Natalie Taylor Chevannah Paalvast Samara Gallaher
PG Micaela Cocks Jordan Hunter

Notable past players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Teams". Basketball New Zealand website. Retrieved 5 September 2014.