Elite Development News

IMG_6435 Club News / July 4th, 2017

Fitchett and Henare Return From NZ Select Tour That Little Bit Wiser

Breakers Assistant Coach and Academy Head Coach Michael Fitchett has just returned from a stint coaching with the New Zealand Select Team in China, on a six-match tour (5 and 1 record) that took in two main cities and six

IMG_0230 Club News / April 11th, 2017

Letoa Aims For the Sky On and Off the Court

Young New Zealand basketballers earning scholarships to the United States to pursue their educations and further their basketball careers are not uncommon. In fact, New Zealand is something of a nursery of world class young talent, with more than 50

Community News / October 3rd, 2016

Rangitoto College Champions

Rangitoto College Boys have won the 2016 Secondary Schools Basketball Championship, repeating their 2015 success and winning back to back titles. Rangitoto survived a stunning second half comeback, likely one of the greatest in the history of the tournament, to

websitew Club News / September 21st, 2016

Young Breaker Contemplates Big Step into USA Market

Development player and three-year Academy player Sam Waardenburg came home from the USA last week with his future mapped out, confirming he has accepted the offer of a scholarship with the University of Miami.   Waardenburg has enjoyed a busy

D-Unit-Announced Club News / August 24th, 2016

Development Squad Confirmed

The SKYCITY Breakers today confirmed three players signed to development player contracts for the new season with Ethan Rusbatch (Canterbury), Derone Raukawa (Southland) and Sam Waardenburg (Harbour) are all committing to the club for the new season, just as the

websitew Club News / June 21st, 2016

Waardenburg Named MOP at Nike All Asia Camp

Sam Waardenburg has become the third SKYCITY Breakers Academy player to be named Most Outstanding Player at the prestigious Nike All Asia Camp, following in the footsteps of Isaac Fotu and Tai Wynyard. The Nike All Asia Camp is an

160212BreakersvMelAAY_058-min Club News / March 1st, 2016

SKYCITY Breakers Ready for Grand Finals Series

  Your SKYCITY Breakers are well and truly ensconced in Perth as they continue preparations for the 2016 Swisse NBL Grand Final Series against old foe and at times bitter rival the Perth Wildcats. The team arrived on Sunday for

websitew Club News / March 1st, 2016

SKYCITY Breakers welcome 10th year Academy Programme

While all eyes at the SKYCITY Breakers are on the upcoming Swisse NBL Grand Final Series, the club is not sitting idle in other areas, with work continuing in the many community focused aspects of the club, as well as

IMG_59070 Club News / January 27th, 2016

Elite Development Camp in Full swing

  The Elite Development Programme’s summer camp is well on their way and already showing great success in practice. The boys are training hard and it is showing on the court.   Today, these Elite players are testing their speed and

12493842_759073120865508_5714522952479381479_o-min Club News / January 20th, 2016

Elite Development Programme Summer Camp Kickoff

  The NZ Breakers Elite Development programme’s annual Summer Camp kicked off over the weekend with the under 19 group and we had some impressive candidates and highly skilled young athlete’s. The purpose of the camp is to identify and