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Five promising young North West basketballers test skills in state trials

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Zimmarley Williams-Wilson, Ben Harraway (15), Kobe Hart (12), Daniel Aspey, Christopher Hunter, Leslie McKenzie-Burton (12).
Camera IconZimmarley Williams-Wilson, Ben Harraway (15), Kobe Hart (12), Daniel Aspey, Christopher Hunter, Leslie McKenzie-Burton (12). Credit: Supplied

Five promising young Kimberley basketballers have flown down to Perth to test their skills and see if they can qualify for the WA state basketball team.

Twelve-year-old Kobe Hart from Broome battled against players well above his age in the U14s division, while 12-year-old Leslie McKenzie-Burton from Derby joined the U15s in the Southern Cross Challenge Trials on September 24 and 25.

Ben Harraway from Broome was also set to play in the Southern Cross Challenge Trials but unfortunately got injured on the day he was due to fly out.

The trials followed a successful 2021 for Harraway, who was flown to Perth to take part in the four-day Basketball WA Emerging Talent Camp.

Broome boys Christopher Hunter and Daniel Aspey will join Derby local Zimmarley Williams-Wilson to take part in the Basketball WA U18s State Performance Program trials in Perth on October 8 and 9.

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If players successfully pass the trials they will go on to represent WA on the national stage, competing in the Southern Cross Challenge in Victoria on January 20 to 23 and the Australian Junior Championships in April next year.

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