ALEX MUDRONJA (2018 St Marys Commit in the West Coast Conference)

6'5'' Point Guard Class of 2018 Prospect

Plays like Ricky Rubio

 

  • June 2016 – CURRENT Fulltime scholarship holder at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence formerly called Australian Institute of Sport

  • February 2017 - U20 Australian National Championships with South Australia State Team.  Gold medal won.   Footage here

  • July 2016 - Elite Prospects Camp at AIS/COE

  • June 2016 – NIKE/NBA Basketball without Borders All Asia Camp

  • May 2016 – U17 World Championships National Squad member

  • May 2016 – Visiting Athlete Australian Institute Sport – played with SEABL team

  • April 2016 – South Australian u18 State Representative – Australian National Championships

 

Alex Mudronja (6'5'' Point Guard, Class of 2018) committed to Coaches Randy Bennett and Marty Clarke at St Marys in the West Coast Conference several weeks ago, as reported via Australia's FoxSports (https://goo.gl/zsk2ay).

Alex is www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com 6th division 1 NCAA Featured Athlete commit and throwing another commit from our state of South Australia, Uche Dibmiamaka, this makes 7 commits in the space of 2 years out of South Australia. This level of youth male talent production to the division 1 NCAA is unprecedented out of our state in history, something ALL athletes in South Australia should be aware of when setting their goals and aspirations (
https://www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com/single-post/2017/05/08/History-made-in-South-Australian-Basketball---FOUR-Athletes-Commit-to-NCAA-Div-1-Mens-programs-in-the-2017-class | By Andrew Jantke | History made in South Australian Basketball - FOUR Athletes Commit to NCAA Div 1 Men's programs in the 2017 class). 

Alex, along with his SA teammates at this level, represents the basketball excellence we will attempt to continue to uncover in future talent and youth prospects selected as Featured Athletes onwww.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com. 

Alex played club basketball at Sturt Sabres, including in 2015, teaming with Isaac White (2017 Stanford Freshman), Lat Mayen (2017 TCU Freshman), Jacob Rigoni (2017 Quinnipiac Freshman), Ben Carter (6'10'' Power Forward, Class of 2018 prospect). I was lucky to coach him in this team which developed into one of the club top teams in Australia. Alex helped drive and lead the phenomenal talent development of his teammates in this historic team in South Australian boy's basketball.

Also in 2015 he was selected to represent Australia at the U16 FIBA Oceania Championships coached by Mark Watkins, Justin Schueller and David Ingham. This team won Gold in these championships, qualifying for the U16 World Championships. Alex was the first player out of South Australia, at the time, to represent Australia in a youth team since Daniel Carlin in 2010 (https://www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com/single-post/2016/09/01/Daniel-Carlin-Focussing-on-what-counts-in-the-game-–-some-lessons-from-the-journey-so-far | Blogs by featured athletes By Daniel Carlin | Focussing on what counts in the game – some lessons from the journey so far).

I was again lucky to work with Alex in 2016 when he represented the state of South Australia at the U18 Australian national championships. He was elected team captain where he led the side to the Semi-Finals of the championships with a dominant display of silky guard talent, leadership and high basketball IQ. Watching from the crowd Joe Ingles (current player with the Utah Jazz) compared his ability to play out of pick and rolls with elite Aussie Point Guard Matthew Dellavedova (currently with Milwaukee Bucks) and we agree. His ability to play in narrow corridors, myriad of moves and skills out of pick and rolls, a combination of core strength to hold his line to squeeze out defenders, his skillset, vision and length in his position makes him a world class player in these situations.

Noted for his locker room intangibles, insatiable work ethic in the gym and leadership he soon found himself moving away from home to Canberra to join Australia's fabled Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport run by Coach Adam Caporn. He played in the high-level SEABL team for this program, once again elected captain of his new program, like Dellavedova and Patty Mill before him who captained that team, he has continued to grow and develop in the high major, division 1 college-like daily training environment of the CoE.

Always a winner, in January 2017 he competed again for South Australia as a bottom-aged player in a Scott Whitmore coached South Australian U20 State team (https://www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com/single-post/2017/03/12/Scott-Whitmore-Our-story-journey-to-National-Champions | By Scott Whitmore | Our story and journey to become National Champions). As the starting Point Guard Alex joined Sturt teammates such as Ben Carter, division 1 commits Jacob Rigoni, Isaac White and also other featured athletes Brent Hank (Class of 2018, Albany Commit) and Owen Hulland (Class of 2018, Hawaii Commit) to again make history winning the National Championship gold for the first time in well over 20 years at this level.

In 2017 he competed in the July AAU Adidas series with LivOn Basketball (at Adidas Summer Championships in Vegas) and Asia Pacific (at Adidas Nations in Houston), led by Coach Randy Livingston. This gave Alex a taste against many top 50 prospects across from across America, particularly the West Coast. At the Summer Championships he took his team to the Final 4 and then at Nations, the Final game vs Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford, Immanuel Quickley (Kentucky Commit), EJ Montgomery and Jordan Brown (https://www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com/single-post/2017/08/13/Alex-Mudronja-QA-at-Adidas-Nations?fb_comment_id=1471110346276249_1471700419550575 | By Alex Mudronja Q&A at Adidas Nations). 

With his combination of work ethic, skill set, length, strength, leadership we feel he will fit perfectly into the Gaels, continuing their dominance as the number 1 mid-major program in the United States. We also feel that Alex will emerge over his time there as one of the best guards the school has produced.

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