Peter Pokai

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Peter Pokai
Personal information
Born (1965-08-24) 24 August 1965 (age 53)
Wellington, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand
Listed height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight130 kg (287 lb)
PositionCenter
Career highlights and awards

Peter Alfred Charles Pokai (born 24 August 1965) is a New Zealand former professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball League (NBL) and competed for the New Zealand Tall Blacks at the 1986 FIBA World Championship and 2000 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

In 1991, Pokai won the NBL Most Outstanding Kiwi Forward/Centre Award and helped the Hutt Valley Lakers win the NBL Championship.[3] Two years later, he helped the Lakers win their second title in three years after hitting the game-winning jumper in the final.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Alfred Pokai's profile". FIBA.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Peter Pokai Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "2005 League Handbook" (PDF). Basketball.org.nz. pp. 32–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 August 2006.
  4. ^ Egan, Brendon (22 April 2016). "Coach Jeff Green loves nothing better than beating Canterbury Rams at basketball". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 22 August 2018.

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