Otago players holding their own overseas

Sam Timmins
Sam Timmins
Otago's Sam Timmins has made a solid start to his stint in Estonia.

Timmins has played three games for TLU/Kalev in the Estonia-Latvia basketball league, having joined the team at the end of last year.

The centre, who will return to play for the Otago Nuggets, had 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in his last outing — a two-point loss.

He had six points in each of his first two games, to go with 10 and seven rebounds.

TLU/Kalev, which is based in the Estonian capital city of Tallinn, is coming 11th in the 13-team league.

Meanwhile, guard Benoit Hayman is continuing his impressive career in Switzerland.

In his third season with Nyon in the Swiss top league, he is averaging 11.2 points, 3.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Hayman posted 23 points, six assists and five rebounds in his latest outing, a narrow loss.

Nyon is battling at the bottom of the table, having managed just one win.

In the United States, Oamaru’s Matt Brien has delivered some handy performances for the University of Nebraska Kearney, in the NCAA division two.

He is averaging 6.5 points per game, to go with 4.4 rebounds per game.

Last week he had 16 points and six rebounds against Missouri Western.

The team has won four of its 11 games.

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