Anonymous
Earlier this month

Australian Success stories

Are there any good examples anyone knows of a player playing lower than their top state league in juniors going onto college/NBL??

Example like a Metro4 player in VJBL ending up playing College. Be nice to be able to give kids relatable examples, not everyone can be Simmons/Exum

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Dante's dad Cecil.

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Earlier this month

didn't Luke Schenscher play in Div 3 for Tigers (about VJBL 4-5) play in a NCAA Div 1 title game in front of 40,000 and played NBA.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

If Schenscher wasn't 7 2 he was less than div 3. No skills, just tall, a Manute Bol without the 3 point shot!

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South  
Earlier this month

I recall playing against Schenscher in div 4 16's. He wasn't very skilled back then however he was about a foot taller than everyone else so could continue to shoot until he got it in.

Regardless of what some idiots said above, he developed some good skills especially with his footwork and had a decent career in the NBL and played a little in the NBA which was well deserved at the time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

#806369 You're an idiot. People with extraordinary physical attributes are always needed in sports, of any kind.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Pretty harsh since Schenscher also had a lot of back problems. It was painful watching him hobble along at times during his Wildcats stint which was only midway through a pro career.

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Jick  
Earlier this month

Schensher was a sick player. He would reject any crap around the rim.

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Mike  
Earlier this month

I think Ezi Magbegor played most of her juniors with a Coburg team that made VC- Reserve in Under 14s, but played Metro 2 in Under 16s.

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