NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 03:45 am

Hawks ready for 2021 tip-off as their big man arrives just in time

Hawks ready for 2021 tip-off as their big man arrives just in time
A 2018 Hawks star returns to the nest ahead of Sunday's match against the Rams

May 2, Canterbury Rams (home); May 8, Southland Sharks (home); May 16, Nelson Giants (home); May 20, Taranaki Mountainairs (away); May 21, Auckland Huskies (away); May 29, Nelson Giants (away); May 30, Canterbury Rams (away); June 4, Franklin Bulls (away); June 6, Auckland Huskies (home); June 12, Otago Nuggets (home); June 18, Wellington Saints (home); June 20, Manawatu Jets (away); June 26, Franklin Bulls (home); June 27, Wellington Saints (away); July 3, Otago Nuggets (away); July 4, Southland Sharks (away); July 10, Taranaki Mountainairs (home); July 15, Manawatu Jets (home).Sunday's match will be the first of three in a row at home for the Hawks, with the Southland Sharks and Nelson Giants both at the PGA before the Hawks hit the road for a series of away matches starting with Taranaki Mountainairs on May 20.He's had five seasons in the New Zealand NBL, with appearances also for the Super City Rangers, Southland Sharks and the Manawatu Jets, and the 2019-20 Australian NBL season as a development player in 16 games with the Illawarra Hawks, shooting a team-high 61 per cent from the field.Green Arena, Taradale, on Sunday against the Canterbury Rams.

Re-signed Taylor Hawks forward Hyrum Harris (right) during his first season with the club in 2018.Photo / File The Taylor Hawks have been given a big boost ahead of the weekend's opening match in the 2021 national basketball league with the return of two-metre tall forward Hyrum Harris from Australia.

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