Augusta Mountainairs

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Meet the Augusta Mountainairs for 2017.

There are seven teams in the National Basketball League this season:

  • Wellington Saints
  • Southland Sharks
  • Waitakere Rangers
  • Canterbury Rams
  • Nelson Giants
  • Taranaki Mountainairs
  • Hawkes Bay Hawks

The season runs from mid-March until mid-June, with each team playing 18 games — nine home and nine away.

Trent Adam, who was assistant coach last year, has been promoted to head coach this year, with David Bublitz in the assistant coach role.

Our two imports this year are Daniel Gomis and Tylor Ongwae.

We have also recruited Alonzo Burton from Hawkes Bay (though he was born in Taranaki).

Captain Aaron Bailey-Nowell is back for the season, leading fellow returning local players from 2016: point guard Houston O’Riley, Brad Anderson, Beauden Giddy, Lachie Fenwick, Thane O’Leary and Matthew McConnell.

Xavier Shaw has come home after two seasons with Canterbury while he furthered his studies. Dane Brooks also returns to Taranaki after a year at college in Philadelphia.

Aucklander, Jaylen Gerrand, is back in the country after a year in the US as well, with development player, Brayden Inger, also from Auckland, rounding out the squad.

Meet The 2017 Team

22

player

Aaron Bailey-Nowell

12

player

Brad Anderson

14

player

Alonzo Burton

3

player

Daniel Gomis

10

player

Dane Brooks

11

player

Lachie Fenwick

20

player

Thane O'Leary

7

player

Houston O'Riley

2

player

Beauden Giddy

30

player

Matthew O'Connell

4

player

Brayden Inger

21

player

Tylor Ongwae

5

player

Xavier Shaw

0

player

Jaylen Gerrand

Photos: Glenn Jeffrey