Long road to Reign

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

SPORT­ING le­gends have called on Perth’s elite bas­ket­ball play­ers to fight it out on the court with the ul­ti­mate three-on-three com­pe­ti­tion, the Red Bull Reign.

NBA star and Aus­tralian Boomer Matthew Dellave­dova, NBL leg­end La­nard Copeland and North Mel­bourne AFL player Todd Gold­stein are all on board with the com­pe­ti­tion as it slams down in Aus­tralia for the first time.

The qual­i­fier event will hit Perth on Oc­to­ber 10 and plans to be a test of en­durance, skills and team­work.

While pre­vi­ous com­pe­ti­tions have seen ath­letes play­ing four to five games a day, the Red Bull Reign will put Perth play­ers to the test with 13 games.

The com­pe­ti­tion’s of­fi­cial am­bas­sador Copeland is call­ing for all elite play­ers with the right skills to sign up.

“It’s great to be in­volved in Red Bull Reign. Bas­ket­ball is such a pop­u­lar sport and it’s events like these that will put Aus­tralia on the map,” he said.

Dellave­dova said he could not wait to see the cal­i­bre of Aus­tralian bas­ket­ball tal­ent that would be brought into the spotlight through the com­pe­ti­tion.

Regis­tra­tions for Red Bull Reign are open, with na­tional fi­nals in Mel­bourne on Oc­to­ber 24, where com­peti­tors have the chance for an ad­di­tional cash prize.

NBL star La­nard Copeland, NBA star Matthew Dellave­dova and AFL star Todd Gold­stein are ex­cited about the Red Bull Reign.

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