Basketball star hurt
MUCH-LOVED WA basketball stalwart Anthony Exeter is clinging to life in hospital after a freak accident on Bussell Highway.
Mr Exeter, pictured, was driving near Ludlow with his wife and two children at 1.15pm on Friday when a canopy detached from a boat being towed in front of him and slammed into the windscreen of his car.
The 41-year-old received serious injuries and was flown to Royal Perth Hospital, where he remained overnight in critical condition on life support. His wife and kids were not hurt in the incident.
Mr Exeter played more than 300 games for the Rockingham Flames and Perth Redbacks in the State Basketball League.
He was crowned SBL rookie of the year in his debut season for the Flames in 1995 and is among few Australians ever to earn the league’s highest honour, named most valuable player in 2000. He was also selected for the SBL All-Star team from 1999 to 2001.
He turned down advances from multiple National Basketball League clubs.
The driver of the vehicle towing the boat is helping police with their inquiries.