Success for NZBA in Vegas


Kapiti Basketball's Seri Rokotoakala with Candice Dupree from the Indiana Fever

Over the past month, 21 Current Summer Series players participated in the New Zealand Basketball Academy's tour to Las Vegas. In what was a fantastic opportunity to play some of the best athletes in their age groups from around the world, it was also an experience like no other.

The 16U Girls team which features five Wellington East, two Sacred Heart and one Newlands player managed to take home three gold medals from three individual tournaments during their time overseas. The team was also coached by Wellington East manager Voldi Simi.

A few of The Summer Series players getting their photo taken at Centre Court

To top off their already impressive experience, Nike came on board and managed to get each player a ticket to the WNBA All-Star Game. A few of the girls were also selected to receive a signed ball from some of the players. A truly once in a lifetime opportunity.