I don't think the above guys went to college or AIS.
mark Worthington he played college but played SBL
greg brown , brent hobba, wyatt earp, Jamie baker,joel wagner,there are probably way more .
there is a lot of local talent who can make it thru without college and AIS.
The question is how come it doesn't happen anymore
you speak of hire and jervis lately. do they even come close to a few of the above names mentioned. I don't think so.
the question also is . are we kidding ourselves about the current standard of the S.B.L.
I watch the mens sbl these days and I believe there are better athletes playing the game overall , but what I don't see is smart players who can read the game, I also think there is less passion, it is not as physical.
my observation only , however the bottom 3 things I mentioned smarts,passion,coping with physical type play are what is important to become an N.B.L player.