National camps for teenagers
FOUR elite West Australian youngsters have been selected in Australian camps ahead of the FIBA Under-17 World Cup.
Rockingham teen Luke Travers, Willetton’s Luke Jackson and Stirling Senators’ Wani Swaka Lo Buluk have been picked for the Australian Crocs camp squad, while Suzi-Rose Deegan has been added to the Australian Sapphires squad.
The Crocs head into camp at the Centre of Excellence this weekend and will train alongside the Under-19 Emus who are getting ready for the Under-18 Asian Championships in August.
The three-day camp will see 19 players from six states vying to make the Crocs team ahead of the FIBA Under-17 World Cup, which will be held in Argentina from June 30 to July 8.
The trio of Lo Buluk, Travers and Jackson took home the gold medal at the Under-16 Asian Championships last month, which qualified them for the Under17 World Cup.
Australia has a strong history at the Under-17 World Cup, claiming silver medals in 2012 and 2014.
This year it will take on the Dominican Republic, Turkey and Puerto Rico in the group stage.