Basketball: Tall Blacks set to face Asian opposition

Corey Webster attempts to get past his defender Andray Blatche of the Philippines. Photo / Getty Images
Corey Webster attempts to get past his defender Andray Blatche of the Philippines. Photo / Getty Images

Basketball New Zealand is working towards the Tall Blacks facing quality opposition on home soil.

New Zealand's moved from the Oceania to the Asia confederation, which will result in playing countries from the area on a more regular basis.

CEO Iain Potter says while he can't give away details of which non-Asian countries they may also play, the discussions are well under way.

He says they're now looking at playing teams from the Americas that have resulted in the global alignment of the calendar.

Potter says the vastness of the Asian zone brings about some logistical challenges.

- Radio Sport

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