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Whittlesea basketballers picked for Gold Nugget Camp

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THREE young athletes from the Whittlesea Junior Basketball Association have been selected to attend the upcoming 2021 Gold Nugget Camp, aimed at helping young basketballers achieve their biggest aspirations in the sport.

Held at Bendigo Stadium on November Saturday and Sunday, the camp will host 252 basketball players under the age of 14 as they try to impress coaches and secure positions higher up in the Australian basketball ladder.

Selected from Whittlesea are Jaxson Meyer, Logan Oldmeadow and Rhylee Leighton – all hoping to be among the best at the camp to be selected in the 2022 Country Metro Challenge.

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Jaxson Meyer

The challenge will replace the teams usually selected for other major junior tournaments due to their cancellation.

Basketball Victoria general manager Grant Wallace said the camp would be a great opportunity for the young players.

Rhylee Leighton

“We’re excited to see athletes return to the court and be part of the 2021 Gold Nugget Camp,” he said.

“These camps form the foundation of future success at the Victorian and Australian level, with plenty of Australian representatives … attending the camp to start their elite basketball careers.

“We’re excited to get our country stars back on court with the Gold Nugget Camp and help them reach for their biggest basketball ambitions.”

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