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February 16,2017

Stand Tall All Stars challenge the Sydney Kings

The Sydney Kings hosted the Stand Tall All Stars recently, treating them to an... Read More

January 29,2017

The full story – Finding Ida – with video!

After a six and a half year wait Jason Cadee & Ida Wertere were finally... Read More

January 12,2017

In Their Own Words – Jeff Van Groningen Feature

NBL Media sat down with Sydney Kings Managing Director Jeff Van Groningen to... Read More

November 9,2016

Sydney Kings Mannequin Challenge

See Sydney Kings’ Josh Powell, Jason Cadee, Aleks Maric, Jeromie Hill,... Read More

September 13,2016

Meet more of your Sydney Kings cheerleaders!

Meet the Harlequins – your Sydney Kings cheerleaders! As promised,... Read More

September 7,2016

Many faces of Andrew Gaze

As the Sydney Kings prepare for their first game on the preseason tour of China... Read More

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Brief Greek stints for Cadee & Newley

The Sydney Kings today announced that forward Brad Newley and guard Jason Cadee have both received offers from Greek A1 Basketball League (GBL) clubs.   Newley and Cadee, who have received offers from AEK Athens and Kymis B.C.... Read More


Accolades for Lisch & Newley at NBL awards

Sydney Kings star players Kevin Lisch and Brad Newley were among those honoured at the NBL MVP awards Monday night in... Read More


Thank you 11,005!

KINGS FALL TO MELBOURNE By Matt McQuade The third biggest home crowd in franchise history couldn’t push the Sydney... Read More


Explosive victory!

KIWIS CRUSHED By Matt McQuade   The fight goes on for the Sydney Kings as the purple and gold kept their playoff... Read More


Leaping into third!

For great seats for Sunday’s season-defining game against the NZ Breakers click here. LISCH LEADS THE WAY By... Read More


We found Ida!

For tickets to Sunday’s game – where we’ll thank Ida on the big screen – click here  After six... Read More


Standings Panel

NBL 2016/17 Ladders

Team P W L %
Adelaide 36ers 28 17 11 103.07
Cairns Taipans 28 15 13 100.17
Perth Wildcats 28 15 13 101.64
Illawarra Hawks 28 15 13 101.72
New Zealand Breakers 28 14 14 98.58
Melbourne United 28 13 15 100.6
Sydney Kings 28 13 15 99.31
Brisbane Bullets 28 10 18 94.82

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Points Per Game

Sydney Kings
Kevin Lisch Sydney Kings 16.52
Jason Cadee Sydney Kings 13.00
Greg Whittington Sydney Kings 11.54
Josh Powell Sydney Kings 9.44

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Assists Per Game

Sydney Kings
Kevin Lisch Sydney Kings 3.67
Jason Cadee Sydney Kings 3.18
Steve Blake Sydney Kings 2.22
Greg Whittington Sydney Kings 1.82

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Rebounds Per Game

Sydney Kings
Brad Newley Sydney Kings 4.96
Josh Powell Sydney Kings 4.78
Aleks Maric Sydney Kings 4.68
Kevin Lisch Sydney Kings 3.52

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Steals Per Game

Sydney Kings
Greg Whittington Sydney Kings 1.50
Brad Newley Sydney Kings 1.22
Aleks Maric Sydney Kings 1.14
Jason Cadee Sydney Kings 0.93

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Player Profiles

  • DOB 16/5/86 Height 188CM Weight 88KG Hometown BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, USA School ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY Hobbies Coffee Favourite Food Sushi

    Kevin Lisch



    2015/16: Returned to the NBL after two years overseas and made a stunning impact…played with the Illawarra Hawks under coach Rob Beveridge…averaged 19.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 49.7% from the field, 40.9% from three point range and 85.2% from the free throw line…fifth in the league in points per game…eighth in assists…second in steals…third in three point percentage…seventh in free throw percentage…was a huge key in Illawarra’s 11 game turnaround from the previous season…helped the Hawks reach the NBL semi-finals…became just the fourth player in NBL history to be named Most Valuable Player and Best Defensive Player in the same season…named First Team All-NBL…won Illawarra Hawks MVP award…signed by the Kings in the offseason to a three year contract.

    Career: One of only six players in NBL history to win multiple league MVPs…won 2012 NBL Most Valuable Player as a member of the Perth Wildcats…won NBL Grand Final Series MVP for Perth in 2010…First Team All-NBL in 2012…First Team All-NBL in 2013..has played 157 NBL games…career averages of 15.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 43% from the field, 38% from three point range and 81% from the free throw line…won Perth Wildcats MVP award in 2011, 2012 and 2013…named as a member of the Wildcats 30th Anniversary Team…has played professionally in Spain, France and Puerto Rico…led his Puerto Rican club Piratas de Quebradillas to the 2013 BSN Championship…played in Puerto Rico in 2016…had a great college career at St Louis University…first-team Academic All-District selection as a senior…NABC All-District second team…Atlantic-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year…third-team All-Conference….as a junior earned third-team All-Conference and All-Defensive team honours…also named to the Academic All-Conference squad…in his sophomore year was named to the A-10 All-Defensive Team…honourable mention All-Conference…as freshman was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team…three-time winner of the A-10 Rookie of the Week award…averaged double-figure scoring in each of his four years at St Louis.

    Personal: Granted Australian citizenship in March 2016…Wife Rachel is a former WNBL player with the Sydney Flames and Perth Lynx…has two children – Benjamin and Sofia…father Russell played quarterback in the NFL…siblings are younger brother Daniel, younger sister, Theresa, and older sister Stephanie.

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  • DOB 25/01/83 Height 6'9" Weight 104kg Hometown Charleston, USA School NC State Hobbies Dancing! Loves music and is movie connoisseur

    Josh Powell

    Power Forward


    Josh Powell has had a decorated career, headlined by two championship rings while playing for the LA Lakers from 2008-2010.

    He also won a Euroloeague championship while playing for Olympiacos in 2013, and a World Basketball Association title  with Southern Crescent Lightning in 2004.


     Stat highlights

    In college, playing for North Carolina State, he was named to the All-ACC Tournament first team after averaging 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in three contests, including a career-best 26-point effort in the championship game against Duke.

    He also won the Tom Gugliotta Award for the most improved player while in his second year in college.


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  • DOB 18/02/85 Height 199CM Weight 94KG Hometown ADELAIDE, SA School LAKE GINNINDERRA, CANBERRA, AIS Hobbies Random Sports Trivia Favourite Food Greek Cuisine

    Brad Newley



    2015/16: Continued outstanding career in Europe with Spanish League club Herballife Gran Canaria…helped team to third place in Eurocup competition…averaged 8.5ppg and 3.0rpg in 16 Eurocup games…averaged 8.0ppg and 2.6rpg in 35 games in Spanish League…helped take Gran Canaria to playoffs after 21-13 regular season…member of team that finished runner-up in Spanish Cup Final.

    Career: One of Australia’s finest players has had a stellar career right from his junior days…member of the Australian team that won the gold medal at the 2003 FIBA World Junior Championships in Greece…averaged 6.4ppg in tournament and had 16 points in final against Lithuania…teammates included Andrew Bogut, Damian Martin, Matt Knight and Alexs Maric…exploded on to the NBL as a 19 year old rookie in 2004 with the Townsville Crocodiles…averaged 16.0ppg, 3.3rpg and shot 51% from the field in 35 games…became only player in NBL history to win Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year in same season…won MVP at 2005 NBL All Star Game…in all played 102 games for the Crocodiles over three seasons…NBL career averages 19.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 3.1apg…drafted by Houston Rockets in second round of 2007 NBA Draft – 54th pick overall…played in NBA Summer League with Houston in 2007 and 2009…moved to Europe and has been a force in various powerful continental leagues for over a decade…started in Greece in 2007 with Panionis Athens before moving to Panionios Athens for the 2008/2009 season…was a standout at powerhouse Turkish club Besiktas and renowned Lithuanian franchise Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius…moved to the elite Spanish ACB league in 2012 with Valencia…has spent past four seasons with Gran Canaria…helped his team to Eurocup appearances in 2015 and 2016…stalwart of Australian national program…won gold medal with Boomers at 2006 Commonwealth Games…two-time Olympian with appearances in Beijing (2008) and London (2012)…three-time member of the Boomers’ FIBA World Cup team in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

    Personal: Married to Bridgette…has one daughter, Beth…sister Mia is WNBL player for Townsville Fire and was MVP of the 2015 WNBL Grand Final.

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  • DOB 7/2/93 Height 205cm Weight 95kg Hometown Columbia, Maryland School Georgetown Hoyas Hobbies Video games, dirt bikes Favourite Food Ribs, Fries

    Greg Whittington



    Career highlights:

    Whittington had a standout rookie year in the NBA’s D-League last season, being named on the All-rookie team. He finished the year guiding the Sioux Falls Skyforce to a D-League Championship. He previously played for the Georgetown Hoyas in College and was All-Met Player of the Year and Howard County Player of the Year playing for Oakland Mills High School in his home-state of Maryland. He led his team to an undefeated season, finishing 25–0.

    Stats highlights:

    Averaged 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and two 3s per game in the 1015-16 season with the SkyForce.

    He averaged 12 points and 7 rebounds in the 2012-13 season with Georgetown.

    As a senior, playing for Oakland Mills High School he averaged 23.5 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.4 blocks, 3.0 steals and 2.7 assists per game.

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  • DOB 15/04/91 Height 186cm Weight 80kg Hometown Sydney, NSW School Westfield Sports High Junior Club Bankstown Hobbies Playing Playstation and going to the beach Idol Growing Up Kobe Bryant & Andrew Gaze Favourite Food Chicken Parmigiana

    Jason Cadee



    2015/16: Stepped into starter’s role with Kings’ backcourt beset by injury and acquitted himself extremely well…one of only five players on roster to play in all 28 games…started every game…averaged an NBL career-high 14 points per game…added 3.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per contest…shot 80% from the free throw line…finished seventh in the league in assists per game…scored NBL career-high 32 points in 126-123 overtime loss to Townsville in final regular season game…had equal season-high seven assists in same game…led team in assists in 14 games…won both Sydney Kings Members’ Player of the Year and Sydney Kings Community Award…signed two year deal with club in offseason…this will be his third season with the Sydney Kings.

    Career: Member of the NBL All-Australian team that played a three game series in China in the 2016 offseason…won MVP after helping his team to a 2-1 series win…has played 165 NBL games…career averages 7.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game…56 games with Sydney Kings…has averaged 11.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists with Sydney…had excellent debut campaign with Sydney in 2014/15…emerged as key backup point guard…averaged 8.1 points, 2.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game and shot 78.7% from the free throw line…debuted in NBL with the Gold Coast Blaze in 2010…had breakout season in 2013/14 for the Adelaide 36ers…helped his team reach the NBL Grand Final…averaged 6.1 points and 2.5 assists in 33 games…had a season-high of 19 points against Melbourne in the deciding semi-final game…earlier had eight assists against the Tigers in a regular season contest …spent time in the NZNBL for the Super City Rangers in NBL 2014/15 offseason…led the NZNBL in scoring, averaging 26.7 points per game…had excellent junior career…one of two point guards globally selected for the World Select team that played in the 2010 Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Oregon vs. USA…won silver medal in 2009 with NSW Under-20 State Team at National Championships…2009 AIS Scholarship holder…2009 Australian Emus Squad member…2008 Scott Fenton Memorial Player of the Year…2008 NSW Male Athlete and Basketball Player of the Year.

    Personal: Son of NBL legend Robbie Cadee, the 1983 NBL Coach of the Year (Bankstown Bruins) and 1979 NBL Champion (St Kilda Saints) as a player…both parents – Robbie and mother Debbie – have represented Australia…involved as an Ambassador for the Heart Foundation since 2010…likes Playstation and going to the beach…supporter of Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in NRL and Collingwood Magpies in AFL…nickname is ‘JC’.

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    31.32AVG MINS
    3.18AVG AS
    13AVG PTS
    2.46AVG REB
  • DOB 20/04/86 Height 204cm Weight 106kg Hometown Perth, WA School University of California - Santa Barbara Junior Club Perry Lakes Hawks Hobbies Jigsaw puzzles Idol Growing Up Gary Ablett, Sr. Favourite Food Nonna's Lasagne

    Tom Garlepp



    2015/16: Recovered from a slow start to earn team MVP honours at the end of the season…was a consistent performer in the second half of the season…second season as Co-Captain of the Sydney Kings…played his 100th game for the club and 200th NBL game overall during the season…averaged 14.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game and shot 53.3% from the field, 77.7% from the free throw line and 50% from three point range…finished sixth in the NBL in field goal percentage…season-high 30 points against the Perth Wildcats at Perth Arena…made his first nine baskets during his milestone 200th NBL game, helping the Kings to an upset win on the road over Melbourne United…signed a new two-year contract in the offseason…this is his fifth season with the Sydney Kings.

    Career: has played 113 games for the Kings…career averages with Sydney 10.6ppg, 4.5rpg and 47.6% FG…has improved his field goal shooting every season with Sydney…member of the NBL All-Australian team that played a three game series in China in the 2016 offseason…has become a feared three point shooter…had great season in 2014/15 and won both the Sydney Kings Members Player of the Year and Sydney Kings Most Inspirational Player…emerged as key contributor for the Sydney Kings in what was a breakout season in 2013/14…winner of 2013/14 Sydney Kings Coaches’ Award…has played a total of 212 NBL games, averaging 7.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest…played with Gold Coast Blaze for two seasons between 2010-2011…played with Adelaide 36ers in 2009/2010 NBL season…played just four games for 36ers before getting hurt…signed by the Perth Wildcats out of college in 2007…played two seasons for Wildcats…won Perth Wildcats ‘Young Australian Player’ award in 2007/08…spent two years at NCAA Division One college University of California-Santa Barbara…came through Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S.) program…set A.I.S. record with 10 blocked shots in a game.

    Personal: Married to former WNBL player Renae Camino…son Hunter was born just after the start of the 2015/16 season…born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but grew up in Perth and played as junior with Perry Lakes…Ambassador for Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Special Olympics…studying for a Masters in Human Resources…nicknames are ‘Tommy’ and ‘Garfish’.


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    16.61AVG MINS
    1.07AVG AS
    5.57AVG PTS
    2.61AVG REB
  • DOB 23/02/86 Height 209cm Weight 109kg Hometown Sydney, Australia School Oakhill College Junior Club Parramatta Hobbies Making coffee and playing FIFA Idol Growing Up Simon Dwight Favourite Food Chicken Schnitzel

    Julian Khazzouh



    2015/16: Promising season in his return to the National Basketball League cut short by injury…played just 17 games and suffered season-ending quadriceps tendon tear with 11 games remaining…averaged 13.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocked shots and 1.0 steals per game before getting hurt…led the NBL in blocked shots per game…season-high 22 points in opener against Cairns Taipans…season-high 14 rebounds in Kings’ upset Round 11 road victory over Melbourne United…2016/17 season represents his fourth with the Sydney Kings.

    Career: One of the best big men in Sydney basketball history…has played 146 games for two clubs (West Sydney Razorbacks/Sydney Spirit & Sydney Kings)…career averages of 13.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 48.8% from the field…Sydney Kings team captain from 2010-2012…All-NBL First Team in 2010/11 season…finished second in NBL MVP voting in 2010/11…led league in rebounding and was second in blocked shots in 2010/11…led NBL in both rebounds and blocked shots in 2011/12 campaign…had rare 20-20 game with 20 points and 21 rebounds against Adelaide in 2011/12 season…averaged a double-double (16.4ppg & 10.8rpg) for 2011/12 season…invited to NBA’s Golden State Warriors preseason camp…named as First Team All-NBL following 2011/12 season…finished second to Joe Ingles in NBL Rookie of the Year voting in 2006/07 season…played in NBA Summer League with Los Angeles Lakers in 2012…has also played in the Netherlands, Poland, Israel and Lebanon…signed a six year contract with Sagesse in Lebanon in 2012…at the time it was one of the biggest deals in Lebanese basketball history…spent three productive years at Sagesse…named All-Lebanese League Honourable Mention in 2013…voted All-Lebanese League Newcomer of the Year in 2013…averaged 15.4ppg, 9.5rpg (seventh in the league), 2.0apg and 1.7bpg (third in the league) in final season at Sagesse…also a member of the Australian National Team squad in 2009.

    Personal: Married to the sister of former Kings’ guard Luke Kendall…nickname is ‘Jules’.

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    30.48AVG MINS
    1.21AVG AS
    15.07AVG PTS
    10.43AVG REB
  • DOB 22/10/84 Height 211cm (6'11") Weight 125kg Hometown Sydney, Australia School AIS, Life Center Academy, New Jersey Junior Club Obilic Basketball Club Hobbies Coffee Idol Growing Up N/A Favourite Food Aussie Steak

    Aleks Maric



    2015/16: Played the majority of the European season with Budućnost Podgorica in the Montenegrin league…averaged 8.9ppg, 7.1rpg and shot the ball at 61% from the field over 26 regular season games…helped team into Eurocup competition…averaged 6.0ppg, 4.9rpg in seven Eurocup games…left in April and signed with Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro in the elite Spanish ACB league…averaged 6.0ppg, 4.5rpg and shot 54.3% from the field over eight ACB games.

    Career: One of Australia’s most decorated big men has had an outstanding career, primarily in Europe…member of exclusive club of Australians to have won a Euroleague championship – did that in 2010 with Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos…in same year won Greek League Championship…the next season won Greek Cup…in 2009 signed with legendary European club Partizan Belgrade…took Partizan into Euroleague and emerged as a star of European basketball…had monster game in Euroleague against Efes Pilsen when he scored 34 points and grabbed 16 rebounds…named to the 2009/10 All-Euroleague First Team…won 2010 Serbian national cup and Adriatic championship…named Serbian Cup MVP…signed in 2012 with Lithuanian club Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar….helped his team to the 2013 Eurocup title…has also played in Spain for Gran Canaria and has spent time in Turkey and Israel…played in NBA Summer League with Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs…has had solid representative career…member of the gold medal winning Australian Junior Team at the 2003 FIBA U-19 World Championships…played for Australia at 2005 FIBA U-21 World Championships…played for the Australian Boomers at 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey…averaged 9.2ppg and 4.3rpg in tournament…member of the Australian Olympic team with the Australian Boomers in the 2012 London Olympic Games…played four seasons in United States with University of Nebraska…averaged 13.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.2bpg and shot 53% from the field in 121 games…named second team All-Big 12 in 2007 and 2008… selected to play in 2008 NABC College All-Star Game…named 2008 First-Team All-Region…2007 Second-Team All-Region…2006 Honourable-Mention All-Big 12…Big 12 All-Improved Team in 2006 and 2007…2006 Rainbow Classic All-Tournament Team…2005 John Thompson Basketball Challenge All-Tournament Team…three-time Big 12 Player of the Week…on the conclusion of his four-year stint ranked by his university as one of the greatest players in Nebraska history…played one season of high school basketball in the United States and averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds per game…also played one season at Australian Institute of Sport in 2002/03.

    Personal: Born in Sydney to Serbian immigrants Stevan and Draginja Maric…given name is Aleksandar…has three sisters, Branka, Milijana and Aleksandra…fluent in speaking and writing Serbian and plays an active role in the local Serbian community in Sydney…majored in communication studies at Nebraska…played soccer in his younger days as a goalkeeper before turning to basketball.

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  • DOB 09/04/91 Height 203cm Weight 104kg Hometown Cairns, QLD School AIS | University of Texas San Antonio Junior Club Cairns Marlins Hobbies Golf Idol Growing Up n/a Favourite Food Steak

    Jeromie Hill



    2015/16: Injury limited him to 23 games in his rookie campaign but still flashed quality skills that mark him as a player with potential…averaged 4.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in just 11 minutes playing time per game…2016/17 represents his second season with the Sydney Kings.

    Career: Played 122 games for University of Texas-San Antonio over five years…after missing the entire 2013/14 season due to injury, closed a great college career with a tremendous senior campaign…averaged 16.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game and shot 42% from the field, 61% from the free throw line and 36% from three point range…named to the Conference USA All-Conference First Team…scored season-high 36 points versus Marshall University on 22/01/15…scored double-figure points in 28 of his 30 games…averaged double-figure scoring in each of his four college seasons…career averages of 13.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game…two-time All-Southland Conference (2011-12)…2012 Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year…2012 NABC All-District 23 Second Team…2013 Western Athletic Conference All-Academic honoree…just the sixth player in school history to record at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his career…2010/11 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year…Honorable mention all-conference as a freshman…in his first year for UTSA averaged 13.4 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds and shot 47.5 percent from the field, including 40 percent from behind the 3-point line…named to the 2011 All-Southland Tournament team after averaging 19.0 points and 5.3 rebounds and shooting 62.9 percent, including 8-for-9 from beyond the arc, in three games to help UTSA win the conference title…had great junior career in Australia…played on the heralded Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) team…averaged a team-high 15.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 2010 for the Cairns Marlins of the Queensland Basketball League…named the QBL Under-23 Player of the Year…experienced international player who toured Italy with AIS in 2008 and 2009…played with invitational U-20 Australian Team in Saipan, Northern Marianas…helped the U-20 Australian National Team capture the FIBA Oceania gold medal in 2009, scoring 22 points in semifinal win over New Zealand…has represented Australia on three different national teams…averaged 30 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior at Cairns State High School.

    Personal: Son of Martin and Heather Hill…has one brother, Alex…majored in sports, entertainment and tourism management…favorite movie is Happy Gilmore… favorite food is steak…enjoys playing table tennis in his spare time.


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    5.63AVG MINS
    0.47AVG AS
    2AVG PTS
    1.26AVG REB
  • DOB 10/1/1991 Height 195cm Weight 93kg Hometown California, USA

    Dion Prewster



    Born in the US with American Samoa mother and African American dad.  Moved to NZ when he was 7

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