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Next Home Game: Dec 15 vs. Perth Wildcats

The Perth Wildcats are coming to Vector Arena for the first time this season to take on the boys on Thursday 15th December, 7:30pm. It's the perfect early Christmas present with bronze tickets starting from just $15. Come and celebrate the season... Read More

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Game Report: vs Brisbane Bullets

It was the scourge on a season that was threatening to get away from them, but the Breakers’ turnover woes may just... Read More

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Breakers Look to Bring an Edge Back Ahead of Bullets

SKYCITY Breakers Head Coach Paul Henare spoke of the need for a change in attitude, as well as a look at systems as the... Read More

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Insight From Coach Lemanis Ahead of Thursday’s Game

The SKYCITY Breakers are not just a club that produces basketballers, they are about producing good people and... Read More

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Advent Calendar: Week 2

BE IN TO WIN A IPHONE 7! Our Christmas advent calendar is here, for the next four weeks we will be giving away awesome... Read More

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Travel to the Game

Travel to the game is easy and included in your game day ticket. Simply show your game day ticket or Members card on... Read More

Player Profiles

  • Position Point Guard Height 5ft 11in High School Gonzaga Preparatory School College Gonzaga Pro Career Reno Bighoms, Sacramento Kings, Reno Bighorns, Cedevita Zagreb

    David Stockton

    Point Guard

    #13

    Stockton grew up and played his High School and College basketball in Washington. In his junior season at Gonzaga, Stockton appeared in all 35 games with his lone start coming against Lewis-Clark State College. He scored a season-high 13 points against the Warriors to best his 12-point performance opening-night against Southern Utah. He averaged 3.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals in 18.7 minutes per game.

    In his senior season, Stockton was named to the 2014 WCC All-Tournament Team after helping Gonzaga win the tournament. In 36 games (all starts), he averaged 7.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals in 27.8 minutes per game.

     

    Undrafted in 2014, Stockton has had short term stints in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards. He has featured in the NBA D League, including a D League record 22 assists for Reno against the Texas Legends in 2015

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  • Ben Woodside

    Point Guard

    #11

    Standing at 1.8m tall,  American import joins the SKYCITY Breakers roster for the 2017/17 season in what will be his first stint in the NBL.

    Woodside brings with him a wealth of experience having previously played in France, Slovenia, Georgia, Turkey and Spain. A graduate of North Dakota State, the Minnesota native comes partly on a strong recommendation from Kirk Penney, who is returning to the club on a three year deal.

    “Ben is a true point guard that relishes leading the team and getting his teammates involved”, said Penney. “He plays with a lot of passion at both ends of the court and I personally loved playing with him in Spain and Turkey. I’m pumped he’s decided to come to the Breakers and I believe all NBL fans will enjoy watching him play this season.”

    Woodside  says that he has always wanted to experience the Australian New Zealand side of the world and looks forward to joining the Breakers.

    “Since I’ve started conversations with the club, it’s been a delight getting to know the club, its amazing morals, and what they value in players.  This club has a historic tradition and I think I’ll be a great fit for this organization.”
    Henare says Woodside will bring a very different look to the club.

    Pro Career

    2009–2011    BCM Gravelines

    2011             Union Olimpija

    2011–2012    BC Armia

    2012–2013    TED Ankara Kolejliler

    2013–2014    Vanoli Cremona

    2014–2015    CB Sevilla

    2015-16        Türk Telekom

    2016-17        SKYCITY Breakers

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  • Rob Loe

    Power Forward/Centre

    #15

    English born, but Kiwi raised Rob Loe (24-year-old) attended Westlake Boys High School where he was named twice as the ASB College Sport Basketballer of the Year. Loe’s early success and recognition was just a sign of things to come.

    Loe is no stranger to the club having spent time in the Breakers Academy and Development before heading over to the United States on scholarship to St Louis. Loe starred for three years before graduating and eventually moving to play professionally in Greece and then last season in Belgium. Also, since the age of 18 Loe has been a fixture in the national Tall Black team.

    The power forward/ centre stands at 211cm tall ( 6’11”) but is equally as comfortable shooting the three  which offers Henare options in the four and five spots with the potential for the Breakers to go ‘big’ with Loe able to partner 7 foot centre Alex Pledger on the floor.

    Pro Career

    2014-2015  KAOD (Greece)

    2015-2016 Limburg United (Belgium)

    2016 – NZ Breakers

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  • Akil Mitchell

    Forward

    #25

    The 206cm (6’9”) tall 24 year old is a native of Charlotte North Carolina and comes to the Breakers following a stellar College career at Virginia, working with respected Head Coach and former North Harbour player and coach Tony Bennett, a two time winner of the prestigious Henry Iba Award for the nation’s top coach as voted by the USBWA.

    Undrafted in 2014, Mitchell has since spent time with the Houston Rockets (NBA Summer League), Rio Grande Valley Vipers (NBA Development League), the Brooklyn Nets (2015 NBA Summer League) before heading to France with Olympique Antibes for the 2015/16 season. In 49 games for the Vipers he averaged 9.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game.

     

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  • DOB 12/8/1995 Hometown Nelson Position Forward Height 198cm High School Nelson College College Otago University Pro Career Nelson Giants & NZ Breakers Hobbies Beach, swimming & golf. Idol Growing Up Phill Jones & Mika Vukona

    Finn Delany

    Forward

    #3

    Small Foward

    Despite being just 20 years of age Finn Delany has already played 47 games over three seasons for the Nelson Giants in the New Zealand NBL. Prior to returning home to play with his Giants team, Delany played the 2014-15 season at SW Baptist University in America. An eager student and a great athlete, Delany joins the SKYCITY Breakers full-time player roster following his season last year as a Development player. Look for Head Coach Henare to further upskill the long limbed Delany into a versatile player who can switch between the 3 and 4 spot, with defending a variety of opponents already a string in the bow of this promising young player.

     

     

     

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  • DOB 6.10.92 Hometown Auckland Position Guard Height 183 cm High School Onehunga High School Pro Career Auckland Pirates, Supercity Rangers, Southland Sharkes & Breakers Development Hobbies Rugby Idol Growing Up Joe

    Shea Ili

    Guard

    #4

     

     

    Shea joins the SKYCITY Breakers full-time roster for the 2016/17 season having previously played two seasons as a Development player. During that time Ili showed his readiness for a fulltime contract, as he was called upon to play key minutes during the Breakers post-season run, earning the faith of then Head Coach Dean Vickerman on the back of outstanding practice form and attitude.

    An outstanding defender and a developing leader, 23 year old Ili was a key figure alongside former Breakers Tai Wesley and Duane Bailey for the Southland Sharks, as they lifted the 2015 New Zealand NBL championship. He averaged 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the Sharks in that campaign. Ili has more recently moved to the Wellington Saints to continue playing under former Breaker’s point guard Kevin Braswell. In July 2015 he made his international debut for the New Zealand Tall Blacks while on tour in the build up to the Oceania Series.

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  • DOB 23/11/1980 Hometown Auckland Position Shooting Guard Height 196cm High School Westlake College Wisconsin

    Kirk Penney

    Shooting Guard

    #6

    Kirk Penney is a favourite son of the North Shore and one of the country’s all-time great players, one of just three to appear in the NBA during his storied career that has taken him to the highs of the NBL (winning the Championship with the Breakers in 2011), the top leagues of Europe and of course those looks at the NBA. Penney’s name adorns the club honours board many times from his first stint from 2007 to 2011 and he has lost none of his scoring touch, finishing second in league scoring when playing for Illawarra in 2015/16. Highlights in a long career include playing on the famous 2002 Tall Blacks team that finished 4th at the World Championships and finishing as the tournament’s second highest scorer at the 2010 FIBA World Championships (24.7 ppg). The shooting guard now looks to repeat past success as he returns home to the SKYCITY Breakers on a three year deal.

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  • DOB 7.3.93 Hometown Porirua Position Forward Height 196cm High School Mana College College BYU Hawaii Pro Career Welington Saints, Palmy Jets, Breakers Development Hobbies Movies, Sleep, Chill & more Basketball Idol Growing Up My Mum

    Jordan Ngatai

    Forward

    #20

    Jordan returns for his second season as a Development player with the SKYCITY Breakers. Prior to joining the Breakers Jordan had a year plaving NCAA college basketball at BYU Hawaii. Played New Zealand NBL basketball in 2015 for Manawatu Jets. After being sidelined early in the season due to injury he finished the campaign strongly averaging 13.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Debuted for the New Zealand Tall Blacks in 2013.

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  • DOB 29/11/1987 Hometown Auckland Position Guard Height 188cm

    Corey Webster

    Guard

    #9

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A triple Championship winner, Corey is another who is a product of the club’s Development Programme, having debuted for the SKYCITY Breakers in 2008 after spending time in the Academy and Development system. Webster enjoyed an excellent and breakout season in 2014-15, playing every game and leading the SKYCITY Breakers scoring with 491 points at 15.3 points per game. Taking those records to new heights in 2015/16, Webster broke his own single game scoring record for the club on three separate occasions ;that record now sits at 39 points, scored against Melbourne United in 2015/16 season. Prior to the 2015/16 campaign, Webster tried his luck in the States and was all but called up to the NBA, impressing scouts during his time at the New Orleans Pelicans before being released to come home and light up the Aussie league. Corey was also the Tall Blacks leading scorer during the 2015 international season.

    Club statistics;

    156 Appearances – seventh all time

    1,619 Points – seventh all time

    241 Assists – tenth all time

    106 Steals – eighth all time

    Most points in a single game, 39 v Melbourne United, 22.11.15

    Weight (kg) 86

     

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    28.62AVG MINS
    2.86AVG AS
    11.93AVG PTS
    1.71AVG REB
  • DOB 5/7/1987 Hometown Auckland Position Swingman Height 198cm High School Westlake College Washington State Pro Career NZ Breakers Hobbies Playstation, Surfing & Fishing Idol Growing Up Reggie Miller

    Tom Abercrombie

    Swingman

    #10

     

    Now in his ninth season with the club, 28 year old Abercrombie has progressed from Development player to one of the premier players in the NBL. One of three team members to have played in all four Championship winning teams for the SKYCITY Breakers, he was named MVP of the 2011 Finals Series. Abercrombie led the Breakers scoring (19 points) in game two of the 2015 Grand Final victory against Cairns Taipans. A product of the North Shore, Abercrombie is one of the most athletic players in the league and can dominate in the paint in getting to the rim, his elevated jump shot is ‘undefendable’ while he can also light it up from deep, consistently putting up some of the most accurate long range shooting in the league. Abercrombie’s numbers are a reflection of a long and successful career, even for a player who is only just reaching his prime. He is just a basketball focused player though, he is studying towards a Bachelor of Science at Massey University when not playing hoops here or in Europe during the off-season.

    Club Statistics;

    224 Appearances – third all time

    171 Blocked Shots – second all time

    2,667 Points – first all time

    1029 Rebounds – second all time

    151 Steals – sixth all time

    Most points in a single game, 33 v Melbourne Tigers, 2.12.11

     

    Weight (kg) 94

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    30.47AVG MINS
    1.47AVG AS
    12.47AVG PTS
    4.8AVG REB
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    NBL 2016/17 Ladders

    Team P W L %
    Sydney Kings 16 10 6 104.27
    Illawarra Hawks 14 7 7 101.81
    Brisbane Bullets 14 7 7 100.43
    Perth Wildcats 14 7 7 99.31
    Adelaide 36ers 12 6 6 95.92
    New Zealand Breakers 15 7 8 98.24
    Cairns Taipans 13 6 7 99.05
    Melbourne United 14 6 8 100.43

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    Points Per Game

    KirkPenney
    New Zealand Breakers
    15.87
    Thomas Abercrombie New Zealand Breakers 12.47
    Corey Webster New Zealand Breakers 11.93
    David Stockton New Zealand Breakers 11.83
    Akil Mitchell New Zealand Breakers 10.67

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    Assists Per Game

    DavidStockton
    New Zealand Breakers
    5.67
    Ben Woodside New Zealand Breakers 5.50
    Mika Vukona New Zealand Breakers 3.00
    Kirk Penney New Zealand Breakers 2.93
    Corey Webster New Zealand Breakers 2.86

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    Rebounds Per Game

    AlexPledger
    New Zealand Breakers
    6.93
    Akil Mitchell New Zealand Breakers 6.60
    Mika Vukona New Zealand Breakers 5.80
    Thomas Abercrombie New Zealand Breakers 4.80
    Robert Loe New Zealand Breakers 3.69

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    Steals Per Game

    BenWoodside
    New Zealand Breakers
    1.33
    Akil Mitchell New Zealand Breakers 1.20
    David Stockton New Zealand Breakers 0.83
    Mika Vukona New Zealand Breakers 0.80
    Kirk Penney New Zealand Breakers 0.73

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