Kentucky commit Tai Wynyard will have the opportunity to represent his country, much like Karl Towns did for the Dominican Republic. Wynyard is one of 14 players to be named to the New Zealand national team roster.
According to stuff.co.nz the roster will be cut to 12 before the FIBA Oceania Series against Australia. The winner of the series will punch their ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TALL BLACKS SQUAD: Thomas Abercrombie, Duane Bailey, Everard Bartlett, Isaac Fotu, Leon Henry, Shea Ili, Jarrod Kenny, Robert Loe, Dion Prewster, Lindsay Tait, Reuben Te Rangi, Mika Vukona (capt), Corey Webster, Tai Wynyard.
25 July — v Great Britain, London
29 July — v Croatia
30 July — v Slovenia
3-8 August — Stankovic Cup in China: v Mexico, Venezuela, China
15 August — FIBA Oceania Series v Australia, Melbourne,
18 August — FIBA Oceania Series, v Australia, Wellington