Pero Cameron (2018) | Player

Cameron is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated players after leaving his mark on the international stage as well as on home soil.

The list of achievements is long, but there are some historic moments that stand out. Cameron captained the Tall Blacks to an incredible fourth place finish at the 2002 FIBA World Cup. At the conclusion of the tournament, Cameron was named in the All Star Five alongside NBA stars Dirk Notwizki and Manu Ganobli. He went on to represent New Zealand at two more World Cups in 2006 and 2010.

Cameron is a two time Olympian having played for the Tall Blacks at the 2000 Sydney Games and 2004 Athens Games. In 2006 in Melbourne, Pero led the Tall Blacks to their highest ever finish at a Commonwealth Games claiming Silver.

Back home in the NZ NBL league, he burst onto the scene in 1992 where he was named Rookie of the Year. He would then go on to dominant the League for the next 15 years. He won the NBL title nine times, was selected in the All Star Five seven times and was the league MVP five times.

Cameron also played in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Iran and Australia.

In 2011 he was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Cameron has transitioned into coaching and is now a member of the Tall Blacks staff.

In 2017 Cameron was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame and is the only New Zealander to receive that accolade.