Photo credit: Centre of Excellence @ Australian Institute of Sport
Thanks to having the chance to be involved with some great young men, and and their families allowing me to talk to colleges about them, I had the opportunity to get a heads up on this event a number of months ago. I was engaging with many, many college coaches at the time and one of the common questions was; "when will he play over here?". Tight schedules for our best Aussie players, with year 12, financial costs and many other basketball commitments make it very hard for all of them to get to the US to play in their Senior HS year.
This event was a golden opportunity to finally get the coaches to see these guys in person and see if they were willing to make the commitment to fly across the world to see them play. I had planned to go across to watch the event but as I was going across anyway I was invited to be involved as an Assistant Coach.
It was also great to see some of the Featured Athletes Alex Mudronja, Lat Mayen and Owen Hulla