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Three Breakers in NBL All-Star game

Thursday 6 Dec 2012 12:42 p.m.

Tom Abercrombie won enough votes to be included (photosport)

Tom Abercrombie won enough votes to be included (photosport)

Three New Zealand Breakers players will compete in the National Basketball League All-Star game in Adelaide this month.

Guard Cedric Jackson and forward Tom Abercrombie won enough votes to be included in the starting five for the South All-Stars team, while forward Mika Vukona is on the bench.

Jackson finished second-highest in the selection process, earning 1125 fan votes.

That was topped by Cairns Taipan centre Cameron Tragardh, who received 1401 votes to earn a starting berth for the North All-Stars in the match on December 22.

American import Jackson has been in superb form for the NBL-leading Breakers, who have begun the season with eight wins from 10 matches in pursuit of a second-straight title.

Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis will coach the South All-Stars.

All-Star starting fives:

North All-Stars: Cameron Tragardh (Cairns Taipans, 1401 votes), Ben Madgen (Sydney Kings, 863), Adris Deleon (Wollongong Hawks, 856), Darnell Lazare (Sydney Kings, 740), Oscar Forman (Wollongong Hawks, 663)

South All-Stars: Cedric Jackson (NZ Breakers, 1125), Kevin Lisch (Perth Wildcats, 1008), Tom Abercrombie (NZ Breakers, 960), Seth Scott (Melbourne Tigers, 881), Daniel Johnson (Adelaide 36ers, 650).

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