A Huge congratulations goes out to our 2 u17 representatives from ACM, Samson Aruwa and Riana Rangi-Brown, both players playing hard and gaining a silver medal at the U17 Oceania World Championship Qualifiers in Tauranga and Wellington over the past week.
Riana played big minutes for the u16 Emerging Tall Ferns and was a spark off the bench for Coach Jody Cameron, playing Australia, New Caledonia and Tahiti over the week, Riana scored 31 points in the opening game and was a menace on defense throughout the tournament.
Samson used his dynamic play to score 6 points and 6 rebounds against Australia in Wellington and was a main fixture in Coach Mike Fitchetts rotation. His game against Tahiti Samson got to show off his versatility in scoring 12 points , 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the Emerging Tall Blacks.
We are all very proud of the contributions and are looking forward to seeing them both put on the ACM jersey for 2016.