Michael Kingma

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Michael Kingma
Michael Kingma 2012-2013.jpg
Kingma in his Flames uniform in 2012
Personal information
Born (1979-08-09) 9 August 1979 (age 39)
Manly, New South Wales
NationalityAustralian
Listed height207 cm (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight120 kg (265 lb)
Career information
Playing career1997–2013
PositionCenter
Career history
1997–2003Sydney Kings
2003–2004Hunter Pirates
2004Otago Nuggets
2004–2005Scarlet Vilvoorde
2005–2006Aris Leeuwarden
2006–2007Sundsvall Dragons
2007–2009Borås
2009–2010Sundsvall Dragons
2010–2011Glasgow Rocks
2012–2013GasTerra Flames
Career highlights and awards

Michael Kingma (born 9 August 1979) is an Australian former professional basketball player.

Kingma was born in Manly, New South Wales, where he started his basketball playing as a junior. Kingma played seven seasons in Australia's National Basketball League, including six seasons with the Sydney Kings, he was a member of the Kings' 2003 NBL championship team,[1] averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds that year.

For the 2003–04 season, Kingma joined the Hunter Pirates, before leaving Australia, he briefly played in Belgium and in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. In 2006 he moved to Sweden to play for Sundsvall Dragons. In 2007 and 2008 he played for Borås Basket, returning to Sundsvall for the 2009–10 season.

Kingma played in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL) for the Rockhampton Rockets and the Mackay Meteors winning championships in 2010 (Rockets) and 2011 (Meteors).

For the 2010–11 season, Kingma played for British Basketball League team Glasgow Rocks. For the 2012–13 season, he played for the GasTerra Flames in the Netherlands. In 2013 and 2014, he played for the Rockhampton Rockets, winning championships in both years, he returned to the Rockets for the 2015 season.[2]

Outside of basketball, Kingma, along with fellow Australian basketballers Axel Dench, David Stiff and Julian Khazzouh, played a part in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Kingma played a character named Tarfful;[3] the players were chosen as Wookiees for their height.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings to wear the crown, if the cap fits - www.smh.com.au". smh.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  2. ^ Johnstone, Jenna. "Star American basketball import returns for Rockets". themorningbulletin.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Michael Kingma". imdb.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ "The NBL Acting Rookies Who Played Wookiees". NBL.com.au. 4 May 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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