2015/16: Jarrod Kenny played his first season in the NBL last year, playing a crucial role off the bench and steering the Wildcats to success through the absence of the injured Damian Martin. The New Zealand native appeared in all 34 games, starting an impressive 15, playing high energy defence from the point guard position. Kenny scored a season high 12 points against Townsville, and will be remembered for knocking down a full court buzzer beater and his clutch shooting from the corner. Averaging 4.6 points, 1.3 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game, Kenny was a crucial part of the Wildcats bench and played a vital role for the team during their Finals campaign.
Career: Jarrod Kenny played with the Harbour Heat from 2002 to 2008 before signing with the Hawke’s Bay Hawks in 2009, where he became one of the NZ NBL’s best point guards.
In the 2015 season he averaged an impressive 6.3 assists per game to go with 10.3 points, 1.3 steals and 2.8 rebounds Kenny has represented New Zealand in several FIBA Oceania Championships, delivering several key performances. At the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championships, Kenny was one of New Zealand’s best in game one of series, scoring 12 points on the big stage, including three of five from deep. After a strong rookie season in the NBL, Kenny re-signed with the Wildcats for three seasons.