National Junior Teams. >. New Zealand U17 Men. Pinnacle Event in 2020: U16 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship. EVENT CANCELLED. U17 FIBA World Cup (If qualified) Location: Sofia, Bulgaria. Dates: 15-23 August 2020.
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For more go to www.nz.basketball and Basketball New Zealand’s social media channels: @BasketballNZ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Tournament Programme 2021 Aon U17 Nationals Programme As At 13 July; Rosters U17 Boys Rosters As At 9 July; U17 Girls Rosters As At 9 July
Pinnacle Events in 2021: U17 FIBA Oceania Women’s Championship. Location: Apia (SAM) Dates: 6-11 December 2021.
Basketball New Zealand will announce the long lists for young basketballers trialing for the Aon New Zealand Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 National Basketball Teams. Lists to be announced. Aon New Zealand Under 19 Men Pinnacle Event in 2020: U18 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship. Location: India, city to be announced
Get all the New Zealand U17 basketball livescores for every basketball game New Zealand U17 have played in the current basketball season and every basketball season before it. See how New Zealand U17 has progressed in the basketball league table, cup competitions, international tournaments and friendly games including the basketball tournaments!
The New Zealand and Japan Under 17 boys' teams are to playoff for qualification to the FIBA Under 17 World Cup. Following the cancellation of the FIBA Under 16 Championships, FIBA resorted to reviewing the junior World Rankings, which saw Japan and New Zealand sitting 27th equal in Asia.
Unfortunately the New Zealand girls team was ranked sixth in Asia, one place behind Chinese Taipei. This means they will not proceed to the U17 World Cup this year. The girls’ FIBA U17 World Cup draw has been released overnight. The boys ranking points sees New Zealand equal with Japan at 27 in the world. This means they are in contention for the final spot at the World Cup.
Highest Representative Honour: NZ U17 Team (2019) Previous NBL clubs – Nelson Giants (2020) Played 8 games for the Giants in 2020 while still at school. Played on the St Kentigern College team that won the 2019 Secondary Schools National Championship. Also in 2019 played for NZ at the FIBA U17 Oceania Championships in New Caledonia.
For a small country, competing in the world’s second biggest team sport, while geographically isolated from the mainstreams of powerful international basketball nations, New Zealand has developed a disproportionately large number of athletic and highly skilled basketball players capable of achieving success on the world stage.