PICTURED: Paul Mesecke, an Associate of www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com, and supporting girl's basketball for our platform, provides PER rankings for U18 and U20 boys and girls National Championships in Australia. He is also currently the Head Coach for Fastbreak Basketball Club in Singapore. Formerly he has been Assistant Coach with the U23 National Men's team, Australian Institute of Sport Scholarship Assistant Coach and South Australian State Head Coach.
Now we have had the dust settle from our men's U20 rankings. This time it is the U20 Women's turn. We have analysed, processed and compiled information from the U20 National Championships to formulate the top 20 PER Rankings from the championships on the Women's side of the competition.
Australian youth women's basketball is up there with the best in the world. The top athletes in the country consistently go to high major colleges or straight to professional ranks. The current crop of talent at this year's U20 National Championships could well be up there with some of the best we have had from Australia, if we look at the fact that they won gold at U17 World Champs last year.
Paul also provides new readers and audience insights on how these rankings are compiled. We even managed to catchup with star player, Jasmine Simmons, also the leader in the rankings, to get her thoughts on the championships and her bronze medal winning New South Wales team.
A great read for athletes, families and supporters of the championships. Coaches around Australia involved throughout our sporting pathways may also like to see how athletes they coached, or coached against, fared. For college and professional coaches looking to recruit these athletes it gives some better clarity and comparisons than standard statistics. Throughout these articles we hope to educate athletes and families throughout Australia on the importance of striving to