Basketball superstars selected

BASKETBALL Victoria has selected the 2022 Under-18 State teams representing Victoria Country and Victoria Metropolitan, and the Victorian Kevin Coombs Cup team for wheelchair athletes.

 These five teams will head to Ballarat Sports and Events Centre, Ballarat from 10-17 April 2022 for the Australian Under-18 Junior Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup.

 Four local basketball players have been selected for the teams. Boston Dowling for the U18 Country Men team, and Jack and Matt Whitlock are emergencies. They will play alongside basketball players from around the state.

 Isabelle Whitelaw has been selected to play on the U18 Country Women team, coached by Haydn Kirkwood.

 Kirkwood said, “Seeing a lot of these athletes representing their state at a home nationals in front of their friends and family will be the highlight of the tournament – we are expecting some big turn outs from the basketball community in support of the local Victoria Country teams.”