Darnell Lazare played last season for the Sydney Kings. The 28 years old power forward from Louisiana averaged 11.3 points and 7.2 rebounds helping the Kings to the semi finals of the ANBL last season. Ironically, his most productive game of the season was against the SKY CITY Breakers back in February when he scored 25 points and snared 11 rebounds. His 7.2 rebounds per game placed him 5th in the NBL leading rebounder category last season.Expect Darnell to share the power forward spot with Mika Vukona but he is also capable of helping cover the centre position if required. He will excite fans with his shot blocking and rebounding – has the potential to be the best 6th man in the league.
Darnell graduated from Louisiana State University in 2007 and had professional stints in Sweden, Ukraine, and the D League in the USA before linking up with the Kings.
Most points in a single game, 25 for Sydney Kings v Sky City Breakers, 9.2.13
REUBEN TE RANGI
Reuben Te Rangi has spent a number of years in the SKY CITY Breakers coaching set up progressing from the Academy to a Development player and now to his first season as a contracted player. In 2011 Reuben was a member of the 3on3 team that won a gold medal at the Youth World Championships in Rimini, Italy. In 2012 he was voted Rookie of the Year in the New Zealand NBL after averaging 8 ppg for the Harbour Heat and shooting 44% from behind the 3 point arc. Later in 2012 he captained the Junior Tall Blacks in their three game series against Australia before making his debut for the Breakers against Townsville Crocodiles in November. Still only 18 years old Reuben will provide cover for swing man Tom Abercrombie.
20 Points at 1.8 ppg.
Most points in a single game, 13 v Melbourne Tigers, 14.3.13
Jeremiah Trueman rejoins the club having played a season in Breakers colours back in 2009-10. Since then he has been an important cog in the Perth Wildcats team, helping them to two Championship Finals series against the SKY CITY Breakers. A current Tall Black, Jeremiah is currently playing in the New Zealand NBL for the Palmerston North Jets. A hard working, no frills operator, Jeremiahs character and skill set are perfect for the club’s requirements – he will provide back up for Alex Pledger at centre.
33 Points at 3.0 ppg
Most points in a single game, 14 v Townsville Crocodiles, 15.2.13