The Wellington Saints and Taranaki Mountain Airs have picked up key pieces for their campaigns with the 2016 NBL season just two weeks away.
The Saints have confirmed the long-reported signings of Beny Anthony and Shea Ili, bulking up their roster which will again be a title contender.
Ili will start at point guard under new Saints coach Kevin Braswell in what will be both the biggest test and opportunity of his career to date.
Ili had his best season of his career with the Sharks last year, averaging 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while cutting down his turnover rate.
Jarrod Kenny aside, Ili is one of the best defensive Kiwi point guards in the competition, and showed promise with the Breakers in the ANBL.
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