Selection of the under 17's/18's albury/port mac teams were purely decided on numbers and makin the teams even.
The best teams were due to be sent to albury, and after the numbers that showed last year for the trails, edging over 50, the head coach believed there would be enough numbers to fill a decent port mac side.
However many bottom age players that competed in nationals 2009 pulled out of state to follow football. This leaving only dead 30 players out and trials, exact numbers for 3 teams, and many of which players have never played district basketball, and many of which struggle with the basic speed and abilities to compete and this higher competition.
As heard, all 18 coaches, including head coach wanted to pull port mac due to lake of talent. This request was denied by a the development officer of SA Country.