2023 First Teams Announced

Congratulations to the five basketball players in each grade who were recognized ahead of the season conclusion

We recognised the five players voted in by the teams in their grade as members of the CBA First team, and grade MVP, in the lead up to our Grand Finals Weekends. Our Major Award Winners can be seen here.

Under 13 Boys
Mataio Ifopo-Togia – Lions
Kyraarn Kingi-Moreland – Lions
Eli Lissaman – Kahu
Kai Sloane – Pioneer Blue
Lydian Thompson – Selwyn Hawks (MVP)


Under 13 Girls
Alyssa Clarkson – Pioneer Blue
Eve Cowan – North Canterbury White
Shaye Edwards – Gators
Holly Norton – Pioneer Yellow
Maiyah Profit – Gators (MVP)


Under 15 Boys
Josh Breitmeyer – Cashmere High (MVP)
Tawhiri Cate – Christ’s College Black
Toby Langrell – Horomaka Gators
Kanye Perkins – St. Andrew’s College
Converse “Chucky” Tahere – Horomaka Gators


Under 16 Girls
Jorja Abernethy – Checkers
Hayley Barrett – North Canterbury White
Ellie Parish – North Canterbury Black
Lucy Pearce – Checkers
Alyssa Proctor-McGregor – Gators (MVP)


Under 17 Boys
Jake Holmes – Rangiora High
Milan Newton – Shirley Boys’ High
Tyrell Searle – Shirley Boys’ High
Ollie Shaw – Rangiora High
Antonio Verhoeven – St. Bede’s (MVP)


Under 20 Men
Jayden Bamford – North Canterbury Black
Ihaka Cate – Atami Kahu
Harrison Earl – Checkers Red (MVP)
Lochie Mclean – St. Bede’s Checkers
Carter Rhodes – St. Andrew’s Checkers


Under 23 Men
Nash Biggs – UC
Zach Hannen – Gators
Joel Jeffrey – Atami (MVP)
Quinn Lavery – Pioneer
Loyal Patelesio – Atami


French Cup
Ella Costley – Checkers
Violet Eaton – Gators (MVP)
Joanna MacAskill – UC-CGHS
Grace Neilson – Halswell
Rafferty Powell – Checkers


Division One Men
Tommy Fairbrother – Gators Green (MVP)
Elijah Hapi – North Canterbury
Inga Solofuti – Atami Casa de Banos
Andre Tamagushiku – Wolverines Blue
Logan Woodill – Swaggy P Fan Club


Division One Women
Charlotte King – Halswell Red
Victoria King – Halswell Red
Lily Nicol – UC
Rachel Pullan – Halswell Green (MVP)
Kali Zygmant UC


Premier Men
Josh Book – Checkers
Ben Constable – Pioneer (MVP)
Karesse Lavery – Pioneer
Tanae Lavery – Lincoln University
Sam Riley – UC


Premier Women
Samantha Duggan – Atami
Nicole Gleason – Checkers (MVP)
Mary Goulding – Atami
Lauryn Hippolite – Lincoln University
Riva Pitman – Halswell
Lauren Whittaker – Checkers

Midweek Women
Georgina Sandilands – Halswell Green
Jo Casey – Pioneer Pumas
Lori Haisty – Pioneer Pacers
Sarah Mason – Minties (MVP)
Valerie Eves – Halswell Red

Midweek Men
Caleb Ludlow – Atami
Chris Johnston – Atami Casa de Banos
Connor Page – Atami Casa de Banos
Jake Simpson – Atami Black (MVP)
Tyrell Stockman – Knights


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