News & Results

Henry and Prewster return 15 Jan 2016

The Wellington Saints retain key players Leon Henry and Dion Prewster for the 2016 NBL season.

Both are currently playing in the Australian NBL, Henry with the Townsville Crocodiles and Dion Prewster with the Sydney Kings.

“I’m very pleased with the signings of both Leon and Dion, both are tremendous athletes and can space the floor, which is ideal with the system I want to run.” Wellington head coach Kevin Braswell.

This will be the seventh season that Henry has been with the Saints and apart from injury midway through last season, the small forward averaged 14 points and nearly seven rebounds.

Henry who is currently playing his second season with the Townsville Crocodiles played with Braswell in the 2013 Southland Sharks side that won the NBL title. The small forward was also named Finals Most Valuable Player and in his career he has won three NBL titles.

“Leon is my guy, he is a winner and I know when it comes to crunch time I can depend on him. In my first year as a head coach I need players I can trust and both Leon and Dion know what it takes to be a champion.”
Prewster was equally impressive last season averaging nearly 13.5 points on a career best 42.7% from three point range.

The former Wellington College old boy played in the ANBL as a development player for the Breakers back in the 2011 season, but after a four season absence, Prewster returned to the league with the Sydney Kings and has had started multiple times, averaging over 18 minutes per game.

“I have played with Dion back in 2012, and he has always been an amazing athlete, but since then he has improved his game tremendously, being able to consistently knock down the open shot. He is one of the best defenders in NZ and I what I love about Dion is that he has an extremely high work ethic. I can’t wait to coach him and develop his skill set even further.” said Braswell

The Saints will confirm more signings in the coming weeks in the hopes of winning title number nine.

What's On?

First Home Win 14 May 2018 - First Home Win The Wellington Saints have had to fight back from a nine point third quarter deficit to claim their second win of the season
Cigna Saints win on the road 06 May 2018 - Cigna Saints win on the road Cigna Saints get first win of 2018
Cigna Saints 01 Mar 2018 - Cigna Saints Cigna New Zealand are the new naming sponsor of the Cigna Saints, and we can't be more excited to welcome them into our Saints Family! #CignaSaints
Smooth Tai Welsey returns 18 Jan 2018 - Smooth Tai Welsey returns The Wellington Saints believe we have boosted our chances of an elusive three peat with the re-signing of Tai Wesley for the upcoming NBL season.

Points Table 2018

W L P
Hawkes Bay Hawks 4 1 8
Southland Sharks 3 2 6
Nelson Giants 3 1 6
Wellington Saints 2 1 4
Canterbury Rams 2 1 4
Manawatu Jets 1 3 2
Taranaki Mountainairs 1 3 2
Supercity Rangers 0 4 0

The Latest

Community Fun

Gorilla

The Wellington Saints are proud to support the development of youth basketball by introducting fundamental basketball skills, teamwork, leadership, and FUN!!