Knowall
Two months ago

High school players in the ANBL

Just wondering if there are any high schools in NZ or Australia that can match the number of players from NZ Auckland high school Westlake Boys. They currently have at least 6 players 4 at Breakers, 1 at SEM and 1 at Cairns

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

ANBL? Never heard of it.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

lake ginninderra Probably

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I know Rhys Vague went through Willetton, I'm sure plenty of WA based juniors did too.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sydney boys had three, down to two now.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Perthworld has no idea (again). Google it.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Trinity college with the great Koen Sapwell at cairns.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I think Perthworld was being a try hard as usual.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Townsville High School would have a fair few players who have played in the NBL at one stage or another over the years

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Perth world, you never heard of the ANBL?
Where tf have you been?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Living in mothers basement in the Joondalup area.

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Red84  
Two months ago

Many of the large, well funded private schools claim talented players when they achieve selection/honors, as if the school was primarily responsible for their development and success. We see such references in this thread. In some cases - this may be true. But too often, the private schools are recruiting talent that has already been developed, usually by poorly paid coaches in regional clubs. Shout out to them and to the cause of regional basketball.

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Knowall  
Two months ago

Seems in Aussie the majority of development is done by clubs where as in NZ its school base

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Correct, it is associated based. High school is irrelevant here. However even kids get poached and move clubs nowadays so hard to point to who actually developed them.

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proud  
Two months ago

Well said red84.

I thought this was going to be about how many high school players make the NBL and current ones etc... that would have been a fun topic too

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Have always thought the NBL need to do a better job in promoting where a player is from. Like in AFL when a Joe Smith is drafted from Calder Cannons, or in the NBA, Michael Jordan from North Carolina.

Although I admit it would be hard to pinpoint places considering the club hopping done nowadays.

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PyroCross  
Two months ago

I wonder if its difficult to have an Aus equivalent of the 'Westlake Boys/2000s basketball' piece because of the AIS. Top sporting prospects would not be attending their local high school - they'd be brought into the AIS fold.

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Knowall  
Two months ago

What age do the players go to the AIS and is there any schools that have their students consistently being awarded scholarships to attend the AIS. The connection with AIS and Westlake is strong Mark Jackson who set up the program at Westlake based a lot of the school basketball curriculum around the Institutes programs

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