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South Australia’s top prospects from U20 Australian National Championships

03/20/2017, 9:15am EDT
By Phenom Hoop Report/ Andrew Jantke

Down in Australia the state of South Australia recently won the U20 National Championships.

Down in Australia the state of South Australia recently won the U20 National Championships (team highlights from the tournament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls0VXd4zhWo&t=19s).  There were 3x2018 elite prospects in the team, and 4x2017 elite prospects, with 1x2017 kid left to sign.

 

3 team members from the team have signed to D1 programs for 2017 in Isaac White to Stanford (Pac-12), Lat Mayen to TCU (Big-12) and Brent Hank to Albany (AEC) for 2017 with a 4th D1 level kid for 2017 (see below) yet to commit.

There are a further 3 elite, 2018 prospects that are currently not committed anywhere.

Here is some information and links to footage on these prospects from the champion team.

 

Alex Mudronja (Class of 2018 | 6'5'' Point Guard)

 

Alex is a great leader and competitor.  He is a kid that will bring your team together in the locker room and on the floor.  His leadership saw him recently selected as Captain as our Countries' Centre of Excellence where is currently based, moving out of home to be based on this college-like environment that is world-renowned. 

·        February 2017 - South Australian u18 State Representative – Australian National Championships – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMORfvvVPC0&t=9s

·        July 2016 - Elite Prospects Camp at AIS/COE

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

·        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

Ben Carter (Class of 2018 | 6'10'' Power Forward)

 

Ben has a rare mix of power, skills and IQ in a big man.  He is deceptively athletic and moves well in and out of pick and rolls, rocking the ball defenders world on the screen, with an ability to pick and dive or pick and pop.  He is a tough defender with some nasty in his game at both ends of the floor.

·        February 2017 - South Australian u18 State Representative – Australian National Championships – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymg1ALw9szY

·        December 2016 - U18 FIBA Oceania Championships - Qualifiers for U19 World Championships in July 2017

·        September 2016 - U19 "Baby Boomers" Australian National Team Training Camp

·        July 2016 - Adidas Uprising Tour to United States

·        April 2016 – South Australian u18 State Representative – Australian National Championships - injured in game 4.

·        April 2016 - U17 National Team - Top 30.

 

Owen Hulland (Class of 2018 | 6'11'' Stretch 4)

 

Owen is a unique player like the first 2 prospects.   His ability to stretch the floor in offense is world class for a man of his size and length, he has a very good skillset and handles able to rebound and carry the ball in transition.  His ability to help and protect the rim, with great shot block capability shows he can play at both ends of the floor at elite levels.

·        February 2017 - South Australian u18 State Representative – Australian National Championships – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS.  Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi7gmwudzZI

·        July 2016 - Elite Prospects Camp at AIS/COE

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

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

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

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

 

Jacob Rigoni (Class of 2017 | 6'6'' Small Forward)

 

Jacob is Australia’s best forward for 2017.  He has proven this time and time again with dominant performances at elite championships representing our state, nation and premier league club.  A tough kid, with a high IQ, is a proven leader and winner at all levels. 

 

 

·       February 2017 - U20 Australian National Championships with South Australia.  Gold medal won.  Bob Staunton Medal Winner (IE Tournament MVP Award).  Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXrt0uBmvk

·       December 2016 - U18 FIBA Oceania Championships - Qualifiers for U19 World Championships in July 2017 – All * 5, arguably Australia’s best player

·       September 2016 - U19 "Baby Boomers" Australian National Team Training Camp

·       September 2016 - Premier League Grand Finals – local semi-pro league including D1 and D2 NCAA graduates.

·       July 2016 - Elite Prospects Camp at AIS/COE

·       February 2016 - Current - Premier League Team Member with Sturt Sabres in South Australia

·       April 2016 - Albert Schweitzer International tournament, Germany, with Australian U18 National Team

·       February 2016 - South Australian u20 State Representative – Australian National Championships

 

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