Sal’s NBL Draft – Day 6 Wrap

Day six of the draft process started with a massive bang as the news dropped that New Zealand basketball legend Mika Vukona has registered for the Sal's NBL 2020 competition.

Not only was it the perfect way to start the Queen's Birthday weekend, but Vukona's registration also delivered another milestone for the League's draft process with the Mike Pero Nelson Giants favourite officially becoming the 400th player to register for the June 11 draft.

Read Marc Hinton's coverage in Stuff of Vukona's draft nomination - HERE.

Read the TV1 coverage on Vukona registering for the Sal's NBL Draft - HERE.

Another interesting name to bob up was Joe Cook-Green, the 23-year old Dunedin native has returned from Texas Wesleyan University and looks set to be drafted and take his place at Trusts Arena.

And keep an eye out for 37-year old American Rashid Al-Kaleem, who doubles as the Director of Development at the SkyCity NZ Breakers. The former University of Florida guard could end up being a sneaky pick for a team looking for leadership and experience.

In other news;

  • The Auckland Huskies filled its Pre-Draft Evaluation, which will take place tomorrow (Sunday) from 11am at YMCA North Shore.
  • Dom Kelman-Poto spoke about his desire to give 100% for whichever team drafts him - read his story HERE.

There are now 410 players now registered for the draft. Broadcast details for the June 11 event will be available soon.




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