Nelson Giants heritage game uniform celebrating Giants 2000

The Mike Pero Nelson Giants are celebrating some of their history this week with a Heritage Uniform for the Giants verse Saints Game this Saturday 21 July. Looking back to 2000 where four players competed at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney representing NZ Tall Blacks, Nenad Vucinic, Phill Jones, Tony Rampton and Ralph Lattimore became Giants Basketball Olympians.

Youngsters Mika Vukona and Mike Fitchett started their Giants careers then on to higher international honours, with Mike now an assistant coach at NZ Breakers.  Judd Flavell a transferee from Northland, went on to represent Tall Blacks and NZ Breakers assistant coach. Ollie Hill a boarder at Nelson College played for the NZ Juniors with Brendan Heath and Johnny Russ both NZ age group representatives.  Giants Coach Bill Dahlberg a NZ Juniors Coach and Steve Fitchett on to Tall Blacks Manager role.

Nelson Giants have a proud basketball history, is 2018 the start of more?

 The Nelson Giants made it into the Championship Final losing to Auckland Rebels

The Nelson Giants made it into the Championship Final losing to Auckland Rebels

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