Participants

Kalani PURCELL

Kalani PURCELL
    Basketball
Birth Date:  13 Jan 1995
Age:  23
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  185
Weight (Kg):  92

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
BKB Basketball Women 3 Bronze

Kalani PURCELL - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 21:00
Women Preliminary Round Pool B
New Zealand
86
Malaysia
44
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:30
Women Preliminary Round Pool B
New Zealand
80
Jamaica
49
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 17:30
Women Preliminary Round Pool B
India
55
New Zealand
90
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 18:30
Women Qualifying Final
Mozambique
63
New Zealand
79
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 21:00
Women Semifinal
Australia
109
New Zealand
50
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 18:00
Bronze Medal Event Women Bronze Medal Game
New Zealand
74
Canada
58
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Asia Cup
Year Location Rank
2017 Bengaluru, IND 6

Oceania Championship
Year Location Rank
2015 Various 2
2013 Various 2

Occupation

Athlete (fiba.com, 29 Jul 2017)


Education

Sociology at Hutchinson Community College, Kansas, USA/Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA


Languages spoken

English


Coach

CLUB/NATIONAL: Guy MOLLOY (AUS) (basketball.org.nz, 12 Feb 2018)


Position style

Small Forward


Sporting relatives

Fiance Butch PAU'U (USA) plays American football at Brigham Young University.
Older sister Charmian MELLARS represented New Zealand in basketball at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and collected a silver medal at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. 
Sister Natalie TAYLOR also represented New Zealand in basketball at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and was selected to compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 
Brother-in-law Ezra TAYLOR played in Super Rugby and PRO12 competitions, and represented Samoa.
Older brother Nic played American football, selected by the Philadelphia Eagles preseason squad. 
Older sister Hailey represented Samoa in basketball, played college basketball at University of Tennessee at Martin (UT-Martin) and plays in New Zealand national women's league. (Twitter, 6 Aug 2017; stuff.co.nz, 7 Aug 2013; stuff.co.nz, 27 Aug 2013; espn.com, 4 Nov 2016; goffrugbyreport.com, 20 Jul 2016)


National team

2015 at the FIBA Oceania Championship


National league

Melbourne Boomers, AUS (Women's National Basketball League)


Reason

"My whole family played basketball, so naturally I picked up the sport too." (heraldextra.com, 30 Aug 2015)


Hero

"Growing up, I’ve never had that famous person where I thought, ‘I’m going to be like this person'. It’s always just been my family." (universe.byu.edu, 16 Nov 2015)


Additional information

PLAYING CAREER
Hutchinson Community College, USA (2013-15); Brigham Young, USA (2015-17); Melbourne Boomers, AUS (2017- )


Social Media

Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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