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'We'd have one of the better teams' – Corey Webster firmly backs Breakers-Tall Blacks scenario

Tall Blacks star Corey Webster would relish the chance for an entirely homegrown roster at the New Zealand Breakers, should travel restrictions affect the 2020/21 NBL season.

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Travel limits could force the Breakers into an entirely homegrown roster. Source: 1 NEWS

With border closures having impacted both New Zealand and Australia amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Breakers owner Matt Walsh has suggested the Kiwi outfit could be forced into an entirely homegrown outfit for the new season - not that it would be a bad thing.

Having had success across three stints with the Breakers, as well as a standout campaign for the Tall Blacks at last year's FIBA World Cup in China, Webster would loom as a key figure in any new look side.

What's more, Webster could be joined by the likes of his brother Tai, Issac Fotu, as well as promising College Basketball stars Yanni Wetzell and Jack Salt.

The point guard now back on home soil after coronavirus-impacted stints in both China and Italy, happy to return to the Breakers if the opportunity arose.

"For us Kiwis it would be exciting," Webster told 1 NEWS.

"We'd be similar to the Tall Blacks, obviously. The players that we'd be focussing on, my brother, Issac [Fotu], there'd be some other guys there, high level players.

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"It wouldn't be like there would be a huge drop off in the talent coming back. For us, we'd have one of the better teams in the league if it was that scenario, being international players and already having that chemistry and playing together.

"I wouldn't be unhappy with it. It would help with games.

"We all know each other's games, we know how to play together, we all get along great, it wouldn't be a bad scenario for us."

The 2020/21 NBL season isn't scheduled to begin until October this year, leaving plenty of time for teams to begin the process of recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.