Past Champions

2019 Champions: Wellington Saints

The 2019 season had nine teams vying to become Sal's NBL champions, with the Southern Huskies joining the competition as the first ever Australian sports team competing in a New Zealand national sports league.

Teams:

9 teams contested the 2019 season (final standings): Wellington Saints, Hawke's Bay Hawks, Canterbury Rams, Southland Sharks, Southern Huskies, Nelson Giants, Taranaki Mountainairs, Supercity Rangers and Manawatu Jets.

Grand Final:

Wellington Saints (78) defeated Hawke's Bay Hawks (68) (Referees: Dallas Pickering, Melony Wealleans & Marty Davison)

Season Award Winners:

  • Regular Season Winners: Wellington Saints (18-0)
  • Most Valuable Player: Nick Kay (Wellington Saints)
  • NZ Most Valuable Player: 
  • Grand Final MVP: Tom Abercrombie (Wellington Saints)
  • Most Outstanding Guard (Keith Carr Trophy): Cam Gliddon (Canterbury Rams)
  • Most Outstanding NZ Guard (John Macdonald Trophy): Shea Ili (Wellington Saints)
  • Most Outstanding Forward (Commissioners Cup): Nick Kay (Wellington Saints)
  • Most Outstanding NZ Forward/Centre (Stan Hill Trophy): Rob Loe (Wellington Saints)
  • Scoring Champion (Alan Bland Memorial Trophy): 
  • Rebounding Champion (Garry Pettis Memorial Trophy): 
  • Best Team Free Throws (Nial Forsyth Trophy): 
  • Assist Champion (Dave Taylor Trophy): 
  • Youth Player of the Year: Tyrell Harrison (Nelson Giants)
  • Coach of the Year: Mick Downer (Canterbury Rams)
  • Referee of the Year: Marty Davison (Christchurch)
  • Administrator of the Year: Julie Bennseman (Nelson Giants)

All-Star Five:

  • G: Cam Gliddon (Canterbury Rams)
  • G: Shea Ili (Wellington Saints)
  • F: EJ Singler (Hawke's Bay Hawks)
  • F: Brandon Bowman (Hawke's Bay Hawks)
  • C: Nick Kay (Wellington Saints)

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