In a week when Anzac Rissetto became the latest Kiwi to commit to an NCAA Division 1 university – he will head to University North Carolina Charlotte in 2019 – those New Zealander’s already on scholarships in the States are gearing up for the new season beginning this week.
A few Kiwis have featured in pre season games in the last couple of days.
Tall Black Sam Timmins came up with 9 rebounds for the University of Washington Huskies in their 70-61 victory over Seattle Pacific. The former Otago Boys High big man also contributed 6 points and a block.
The Huskies are ranked 25th in the ESPN Pre-Season polls – its first serious outing is next Friday (NZT) against Western Kentucky.
Ex Westlake Boys forward Matt Freeman scored 8 points, secured 4 rebounds and came up with a block as Oklahoma Sooners accounted for Pittsburg State on Friday cruising to a 92-58 win.
The University of Miami Hurricanes blew past Barry University 91-61. Sam Waardenburg started for the Hurricanes but was limited to just one shot (unsuccessful) in 21 minutes of play. The sophomore forward came up with a rebound, block and steal in front of 5,500 fans at the Watsco Centre.
Flynn Cameron debuted for De Paul Blue Demons in the 72-65 win against Rockhurst. The Junior Tall Black point guard came off the bench for five minutes of action claiming just the solitary rebound.
More reports in the pipeline as we follow the fortunes of the 40 Kiwis on NCAA Division I scholarships.