Mainland Eagles Alumni Update 13/12/23

Our Mainland Eagles alumni updates are a recap showcasing and celebrating notable performances of our alumni all-around the world.

Max Darling (2018) made his regular season debut for the New Zealand Breakers, checking in against the Adelaide 36ers in front of a roaring Christchurch crowd.

The Nelson Giants recently announced that Tyler Marsh (2019) has decided to step away from the team for the 23-24 season. Tyler has played 50 games for the Giants since his debut during the 14-15 season at just 14 years old. 

Esra McGoldrick (2018) had her best performance so far in her WNBL rookie season, putting up 5 points, 4 rebounds and 1 block against the Southside Flyers last Saturday. 

Angus McWilliam (2018) has signed with the London Lightning of the Basketball Super League (BSL). The BSL is a North American league that was formed in 2023 and is modelled after the structure of European football and basketball leagues. The Lightning start their new season against the Sudbury Five on December 29th.

Joe Cook-Green (2016) is set to return to Christchurch for surgery after suffering an injury to his meniscus. Joe finished his season in Serbia with averages of 9.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.3 apg while shooting 41.7% on three pointers. 

The Regina Cougars are on an 8 game winning streak and Hayden Collier (2017) is a vital part of that run. Hayden is averaging 9.6 rpg and 3.0 apg on the season, and rejecting 2.3 shots per game.

Tsubasa Nisbet (2018) started December with back-to-back games against Tokyo Haneda. The Mitsubishi Electric Koalas walked away with a win and a loss while Tsubasa averaged 4.0 points and 5.0 rebounds over the two games.

Maddie Morrow (2023) nailed three triples to earn the Urban Knights their second victory of the season with a 19 point win over Chaminade University. She’s now averaging 2.1 threes made per game and shooting them at a 36.2% clip.

Mac Stodart (2020) continues to steadily score the ball for the UCCS Mountain Lions, averaging 10.8 ppg over his last 4 games. 

Tom Harrison (2023) scored his first points in college basketball with a two-point field goal against Johnson & Wales University. The Connecticut Camels went on to win the game 67-37.

Several athletes are presently representing the Mainland Eagles at the Steven Adams High School Invitational, those being: Ashlyn Rean, Hayden Jones, Hugo Gonzalez, Ivy Brown, Kavanah Lene, Louie Gordon, Lauren Whittaker, and William Blight.

This past weekend we also hosted our annual Mainland Eagles Summer Camp, which featured many former Eagles athletes and former workshop coaches supporting the camp as on-court coaches. Former athletes included Keira Hill, Maia Williamson, Karereatua Williams, Taylor Britt, Tom Higgins and Quinn Clinton. While former workshop coaches included Adam Morgan, Beth Mackie, Holly Parish, Liam Connelly, Nathan Hyde and Sam Watkins. Lauryn Hippolite also made an appearance as a guest speaker alongside Taylor Britt.

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