We begin the mid-season review with a look at the NCAA Division I Men where Dan Fotu, Sam Waardenburg, Kruz Perrott-Hunt and Callum McRae are grabbing most the headlines.
5th Year Seniors
Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)
Sam Waardenburg, having missed all of last season due to a foot injury, has bounced back strongly starting all 12 games for the Hurricanes. Second on the team in assists per game (2.0apg) he leads the Hurricanes in 3-point shooting at 42% (11/26). Scored a season best 16 points against UCF. Recently became the 17th New Zealander to score over 500 points in NCAA Division I Men’s basketball.
This season GP 12 GS 12 Points 89 Rebounds 45
Career GP 95 GS 47 Points 504 Rebounds 398
Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)
Tobias Cameron scored a career high 17 points against Incarnate Word in December. His shooting percentages this season read an impressive 59% field goals, 44% and 85% from the free-throw line.
On track to play his 100th game in February but yet to make a start for Abilene.
This season GP 11 GS 0 Points 64 Rebounds 37
Career: GP 88 GS 0 Points 214
Dan Fotu (St Mary’s College, California)
Second on the team in scoring Dan Fotu is averaging 10.4ppg. Scored a career high 22 points against Notre Dame in November.
With 670 career points sits 8th on the all-time list of NZ scorers in NCAA Division I Men’s basketball.
This season GP 14 GS 0 Points 146 Rebounds 57
Career GP 106 GS 47 Points 670
Harrison Young (Junior at Texas Christian University)
This season GP 2 GS 0 Points 0
Career GP 3 GS 0 Points 0
Flynn Cameron (University of California, Riverside)
Flynn Cameron has started all 10 games and scored a season best 18 points against California Baptist. Second on the team in scoring (11.3ppg) shooting the 3-ball at a team best 44% (26/59).
This season GP 10 GS 10 Points 113 Rebounds 45
Career GP 71 GS 31 Points 384
Quinn Clinton (St Mary’s College, California)
Due to injury Quinn Clinton has been limited to one appearance this season.
This season GP 1 GS 0 Points 0
Career GP 45 GS 0 Points 103
Callum McRae (University of California, Riverside)
Callum McRae missed all of last season but has started all 10 games this season. Scored a season high 16 points against San Diego and season best 16 rebounds against Florida A&M. Leads the team in rebounds averaging 8.5rpg. 11th on the NZ all-time list of points scorers in NCAA Division I Men’s basketball.
This season GP 10 GS 10 Points 84 Rebounds 85
Career GP 74 GS 50 Points 634 Rebounds 436
Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)
Angus McWilliam is yet to take the court this season due to injury.
Career GP 53 GS 14 Points 236
Kruz Perrott-Hunt (Junior at University of South Dakota)
Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored a career best 25 points against Tennessee State in November. Leads the team in scoring (13.7ppg) and assists (2.2apg). 12-points shy of 400 career points.
This season GP 13 GS 13 Points 178 Rebounds 43
Career GP 60 GS 45 Points 388
Sam Mennenga (Davidson College)
Sam Mennenga has started all but one of his 33 career games to date. Scored a season high 17 points against Penn and had 10 rebounds against Delaware.
This season GP 12 GS 12 Points 86 Rebounds 62
Career GP 33 GS 32 Points 212 Rebounds 166
James Moors (Sophomore at Colorado State University)
James Moors has the best field goal shooting percentage on the Colorado State team at 67% (18/27). Has recorded a season best 8 points on two occasions.
This season GP 10 GS 0 Points 36
Career GP 38 GS 21 Points 202 rebounds 112
Tom Webley (Sophomore at University of Hartford)
Tom Webley has had limited opportunities this season with 9 minutes the most court time he has seen in a single game.
This season GP 9 GS 2 Points 5
Career GP 21 GS 9 Points 69
Taine Murray (University of Virginia)
Taine Murray scored a season best 14 points against Iowa in late November.
This season GP 10 GS 0 Points 27
Mason Whittaker (American University)
Mason Whittaker scored his first collegiate points against Longwood in mid-November.
This season GP 4 GS 0 Points 3 Rebounds 4
Paora Winitana ( BYU)
A walk-on at BYU Paora Winitana is yet to make an appearance.
Akiva McBirney-Griffin, a Freshman at University of California Irvine is sitting out the 2021-22 season as he recovers from injury.