Court­ing an NBA wish

AWARD NOM­I­NEE FOR STAR

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Danielle Jarvis

BAS­KET­BALL player Jasper Ren­toy might be only 170cm but he hasn’t let his height stop him from reach­ing for the stars.

The 15-year-old St Clair Wolves point guard has earned a spot on the un­der-16s Pen­rith Pan­thers Di­vi­sion 1 rep­re­sen­ta­tive side in 2014 and 2015 as well as a start­ing po­si­tion for the un­der-16 NSW rep­re­sen­ta­tive team for 2015.

But it is Jasper’s com­mit­ment to train­ing – eight hours on top of the usual two-hour train­ing with his St Clair team – that has earned him a nom­i­na­tion for a Ju­nior Sports Star award.

St Clair Wolves head coach Thomas Reid said: “Jasper has de­vel­oped in the club since the un­der-12s and has worked long hours to reach the level he has.

“For a sport dom­i­nated with the men­tal­ity that tall play­ers are bet­ter, Jasper has proven that smaller play­ers have the same amount of value.

“His ded­i­ca­tion to his dreams and the hard work

Pic­ture: DAVE SWIFT

Ju­nior Sports Star nom­i­nee Jasper Ren­toy plays bas­ket­ball for St Clair Wolves and he also has been se­lected to play for NSW.

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