Player Profile

James Paringatai


Nationality :New Zealander
Date Of Birth :07/01/1986
Height :2.01cm
Weight :117kg
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Years playing:  10 – 7th year for the Southland Sharks

Nickname:  JP

Previous Teams: Wellington, Taranaki, Palmerston North, New Zealand Maori

Marital Status: Single

School/College: Wanganui City College, Taihape College

Sports played when younger: Cricket, Rugby, Swimming

I couldn’t live without: Mum and Dad, Cooper

First Job: Shearing Sheds

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Favourite Music: R&B, NZ Reggae

Favourite Food: Subway

Favourite Sports Star: Tiger Woods, Oarey McWilliam

Favourite Holiday: Christmas, Fathers Day / Paid

Person who has most influenced my hoops career: High School Coach

Sharks Facts: James has been with the Southland Sharks since our first year in the NBL.  He was the first Sharks player ever to play 50 games, and was a member of the 2013 NZ NBL Championship winning team.

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