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History made in South Australian Basketball - FOUR Athletes Commit to NCAA Div 1 Men's programs in the 2017 class

May 8, 2017

 Pictured: U20 National Championship winners in February 2017.  Players in back row.  Alex Mudronja (6'5'' PG, 2018 Prospect), Ben Carter (6'10'' PF, 2018 Prospect), Michael Harris (6'3'' Shooting Guard, 2017 Prospect), Harrison mills (6'5'' Wing, 2017 Commit, Northern Iowa Area Community College)

Seated Ray Harding (6'6'' Wing, 2017 Commit, Northern Iowa Area Community College), Brent Hank (6'10'' Power Forward, 2017 Commit, University of Albany), Owen Hulland (6'11'' Stretch 4, 2018 prospect), Jacob Rigoni (6'6'' Wing, 2017 Commit, Quinnipiac University), Isaac White (6'1'' PG, 2017 Commit, Stanford), Harry Reemst (6'4'' PG, 2017 Commit , Lake Region State College)

 

 

 

History has been made for South Australian basketball with 4 men committing to Div 1 College programs in the United States for the same year.

 

Further below are the releases we filed to Field Level, Phenom Report etc on each of their commitments.

 

They have EARNED this opportunity just like they earned our support for them.  At www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com we had faith they would put in the work, with their families' support to climb our nation's pathways.  We knew THEY had what it takes.  We went on this journey with them, based on THEIR goals, well before most others thought they would achieve what they have been able to.

 

I want to personally thank Paul Mesecke.  Paul was Director of Coaching at Sturt Sabres between 2000 and 2016 when Isaac White, Jacob Rigoni and Lat Mayen went through the club.  He also guided, mentored and supported me to support these athletes as their coach, and then assisting and supporting them with their college aspirations.

 

Each journey is different, they have had others help them along the way too, which I know they are very grateful for.  At www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com we have been involved in different ways with each athlete.  We are extremely proud of all these young men and today I am personally proud as their former coach and now to call them my friends.

 

What they have done individually is great, but what they have done collectively is make history for basketball in South Australia.  They have driven, led and mentored each other through their journeys and they have become great men today, not just as basketballers but as leaders, with drive, work ethic and great team values.

 

We also greatly value the Aussie pathways and the talent Australian basketball produces with great coaching, opportunities for High School aged players to play agai