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First Kiwi inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

By Ruci Farrell -

New Zealand basketball legend Pero Cameron has made history, having been inducted into the International Basketball Federation Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Switzerland on Saturday night. 

Pero Cameron's induction into the FIBA Hall of Fame. Photo/ Basketball New Zealand. 

His induction caps a 17-year career which included nine New Zealand Championships as a player, two more as coach, two Olympic campaigns and three World Championships.

His family and friends took the celebrations by surprise with an impromptu haka in Cameron's honour, as the first Kiwi to enter FIBA's Hall of Fame. 

"I'm a little overwhelmed now," says Cameron. "I'm sure there'll be a lot more Kiwis to be inducted."

2017 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame. Pero Cameron (first left). Photo/ Facebook: FIBA.

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