Reuben Te Rangi | 2018

Te Rangi is a key member of the Tall Blacks and played in all but one of the twelve qualifying games that saw New Zealand qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China later this year.
He was also a key member of the bronze medal winning team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

In 2018 he led the Southland Sharks to the Sal’s National Basketball League title and was named Finals MVP after scoring 26 points in the pulsating 98-96 Grand Final win against the Wellington Saints.

The 2018/19 Australian NBL season proved to be a breakthrough season for Reuben. He was recognised as the Australian NBL’s Most Improved Player and Best Sixth Man averaging 10.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Brisbane Bullets. He displayed great versatility playing a variety of roles at forward or guard as the Bullets ended an 11-year play-offs drought.