James finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to move a tie with Larry Bird for sixth place on the career triple-doubles list.
Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.
Caleb Cavubati made the switch to rugby from football three years ago and is playing for Fiji at the Condor World Schools 7s tournament in Auckland this weekend.
Two teenagers selected by New Zealand for the World School Sevens this weekend have opted for Samoa instead.
Whitelock also won the Super Rugby player of the year at the 2017 NZ Rugby awards.