Talented Kiwi basketballers increasingly thriving in US system


Like our junior footballers, a new young wave of basketballers is leading the charge, as a pathway to America now becomes clearer.

There’s over 100 young Kiwi men and women on lucrative scholarships with top US universities, and a lot more to follow, as booming basketball numbers and college educations combine.

One of those is six-foot-10 former Westlake Boys’ High School student Yanni Wetzell, from Auckland’s North Shore.

He has one year left in the American college system, studying for a master’s in business and playing ball for San Diego State University.

Click here for Andrew Saville’s report…