Kirk Penney

Team New Zealand Breakers New Zealand Breakers
Nationality New Zealand New Zealand
Team History
New Zealand Breakers New Zealand Breakers 1999 - present

Kirk Penney is one of the two New Zealanders who ever played in the NBA. In the previous season, he had an incredible debut season for the Breakers wherein he took part in 31 games and scored 749 points at 24.2 points per game. Due to this performance, he was ranked 3rd overall in points scored in the NBL as well as was the 5th in the 3-point shooting stakes. He could not take part in the season opener due to a calf injury, but after he recovered he averaged 38.3 minutes of playing time per game that was 6 minutes more than any other player. The club’s season ticket holders voted him as the Breakers MVP. He was also the recipient of the Player’s Player award which he took from his peers. The overall MVP award was also conferred on him.

Penney was a part of the New Zealand team in the Sydney and Athens Olympics in 2000 and 2004 respectively. In 2002, when the World Championships were played at Indianapolis, he averaged 16.9 points per game.

Career Highlights

Kirk Penney has appeared in 57 games in the past 2 seasons in which he has amassed 1373 points, 259 rebounds, 157 assists and 55 steals. His free throw percentage was 0.78, field goal percentage was 0.46 and 3-point field goal percentage was 0.40.

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