Big Easy Baller
Auckland local Sean Marks is enjoying regular playing time on the New Orleans Hornets, one of America’s top basketball teams. Recently interviewed by InsiderHoops.com, Marks describes how he grew up in a markedly different sporting world. “It’s a rugby nation and I think everybody grows up with a rugby ball in their hand at some stage,” says Sean. As the first New Zealander to play in the NBA, Marks took the time to drum up New Zealand basketball, speaking highly of some of the country’s basketball stars, including Stan Hill, Kirk Penny, Mark Dickel, Phil Jones, and Pero Cameron. He is currently averaging 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds a game, helping the Hornets hold on to the fourth seed in the Western Conference.