Colin Agnew (2016) | Player

Colin Agnew was a core figure during New Zealand’s initial exposure to international basketball. He was a member of the first New Zealand Men’s team to tour in 1955. Colin played for New Zealand in all subsequent national teams until 1962, captaining the 1959 and 1962 sides. He was then appointed National Coach from 1964 to 1970. Keen to see New Zealand’s basketball standards improve, Agnew took the opportunity to spend time learning at San Jose University with Stu Inman. Colin was also involved administratively in the establishment of basketball in Hamilton in the 1950’s, serving two terms as President.