Ben hoping to strike gold
Bundy player has unfinished business
Bundaberg’s Ben Wright has a point to prove when he dons the Queensland colours again early next year.
Late last month, the teenager was selected to play for the under-20 side at next year’s national championships in Gosford.
Wright was the only player selected from the Central Queensland region, with others coming from Brisbane. Gold Coast, Townsville and Mackay.
“It’s been good, seeing the hard work and training and gym pay off,” he said.
“I’ve now got to stay in the mentality of training hard.”
The reason Wright is so focused is the burning desire to claim gold for the side.
The small forward played for the under-18 Queensland North side that lost to Victoria Metro in the final earlier this year.
The side went down
despite leading late in the contest after Victoria stormed home.
Wright said there should be no problems this time around.
“Our team is a very good team and I think we should take the competition out,” he said.
“The real threats will be Victoria and New South Wales and I don’t they will be as competitive compared to us.”
Wright is now concentrating on making sure he performs well to impress American college scouts.
He hopes the tournament can lead him overseas.
“I’ll be a smaller player, so I’ll be working on my quickness and ball handling,” he said.
“I’ll be working on my shooting to make it more consistent.”
“I’m going to have to show a bit more of my skills and what I’ve been working on so I can get colleges to recognise me.”
The championships are on from February