44 players have been invited to Basketball Australia’s Athlete Development Camp (ADC) with all eight states and territories represented.
Held from January 18-22, the ADC offers a mechanism to identify future Australian Boomers and Opals as well as assess potential scholarship holders for the Centre of Excellence.
Players are also given the development opportunity to learn under the top coaches in the country and be exposed to the Boomers and Opals style of play.
Former Miners and current Australian Opals Coach Brendan Joyce said “It provides a holistic education approach where the athletes will be involved in individual development as well as team concepts”.
Local Sam Short has had an extremely productive year on court and his selection to this Australian camp is a testament to his work ethic and dedication. Short has made it down to the last 17 athletes for the U20 Victorian representative team, which will be selected this month, he is also finishing up a very strong scholarship year with the National Performance Program and is working hard both in the weight room and on the floor as he gears up for the Miners season in 2016. In between Short has also found the time to complete his year 11 exams.
Basketball Ballarat’s Manager Athlete & Coach Development Nathan Cooper-Brown had only praise and good wishes for Short “Sam is a fantastic young basketballer and we at Basketball Ballarat are very proud of his achievements, they’re well deserved. We wish Sam all the best for the upcoming camp, and are very excited to see just how far he can go”.
For more information about Short’s selection or how other local talented basketballers are travelling please contact Basketball Ballarat’s Manager Athlete and Coach Development Nathan Cooper-Brown via [email protected] or 5338 1220.