Well whats the percentage of players coming from Canberra making the NBA?
Would be way less than 1%
Does that mean having local basketball programs in Canberra that developed Patty Mills a waste of time and money? OR North Queensland for a guy like Jawai, etc etc
Thats the problem with this push just to make it all about Victoria, because Victoria has the best numbers of participants, clubs, etc
If we ignore everything outside of Victoria and all the smaller clubs around the country, how do we discover and develop the next Mills, Ingles, Jawai, Baynes types?
If you dont have some form of high level basketball programs in those areas, some of them reasonably remote, then all of those guys would be lost to the sport, which would be a huge shame imo.
That to me is why the SEABL set up with teams in several states, many of which not anywhere near a NBL team was so important.
Thank god the Huskies are around and outside of this mess, to keep basketball strong in Hobart/Tasmania and give the kids of Tasmania something to follow and aspire to
Sure you may only develop a couple of Mark Nash, Anthony Stewart types each decade, but you can still have many more kids following the sport in a broader sense, and actually still run a profitable program which has benefits to the community as the Chargers did last season.
Its not all about just getting that next NBL or NBA guy