The Tall Blacks will be without two of their best players for the upcoming FIBA world cup qualifying games.
Europe based Isaac Fotu and Tai Webster won't be making the journey back to New Zealand, due to the arduousness of the travel.
However coach Paul Henare has been able to call upon the Tom Abercrombie and Alex Pledger after the pair missed the last international window in September.
The Tall Blacks play Jordan in Christchurch on November 29, before facing Syria in Wellington on December 2.
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