Na­tional camps for teenagers

Weekend Courier - - Sport -

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.

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