20 Jul 2013

Ngatai called up to Tall Blacks

7:24 am on 20 July 2013

Rookie basketballer Jordan Ngatai has received a surprise international call-up to the Tall Blacks after two last-minute injuries.

Point guard Josh Bloxham injured an ankle in last night's practice game against the Philippines, and forward Jeremiah Trueman has had to withdraw from the tour with a toe injury.

Bloxham's expected to miss next month's Oceania series against Australia, while Trueman could yet play.

Ngatai will leave for China with the team on Sunday night.