Queensland’s Centre of Excellence Players

Basketball Queensland is very proud to announce that four male Queensland players have been selected for the 2017 Centre of Excellence Program. The Basketball Centre of Excellence program is a scholarship team of Australia’s elite young athletes. In 2017, Queensland has more athletes represented than any other state! It’s great to see so much talent…

What Coaches Look for in a State Team Player

State Team selections are always challenging, especially in a state like Queensland which has exceptional talent and a large pool of quality athletes to select from.

That large talent pool allows us to be as competitive as we are when we go away to Australian Junior Championships, which is a huge benefit. However, with such great talent comes the inevitable disappointment of quality junior basketballers at selection time. This blog has been designed with the intention of providing some insight into the thinking of a state team selection panel and to give you the best chance of being selected to represent Queensland.

Two NRDP Referees Attend AIS Development Camp

Two of Basketball Queensland’s National Referee Development Program (NRDP) officials attended the Basketball Australia NRDP Camp, held at the AIS last month in conjunction with the Australian Development Camp (ADC). Whilst the ADC showcases some of Australia’s best up-and-coming talent, the NRDP Camp provides an opportunity for some of Australia’s emerging elite officials to get…