Meet the Augusta Mountainairs 2015.
There are eight teams in the National Basketball League this season, which runs from early April to late June. Play-offs are scheduled for early July.
Each of the eight teams will play nine home and nine away games, plus an ‘extra’ game against three of the league teams.
The Augusta Mountainairs’ extra games will be against the Wellington Saints, Hawkes Bay Hawks and Nelson Giants - the 2014 champs, finalists, and a play-off team, respectively.
So a pretty tough draw!
Our two imports this year are Aaron Fuller and Chris Hagan.
We have also recruited Dyson King-Hawea from The Waikato Pistons (who don’t have a team this year), and Ashton McQueen of the Nelson Giants.
The remaining eight players are all Taranaki men and we hope
their family and friends will be out in force to watch the local lads
take on the best basketball players in New Zealand.
Photos: Roger Richardson, Freezeframe Fotographics (www.nowsmile.co.nz)