29 July 2016
Australian players are building a big reputation in the NBA, with No.1 draft pick Ben Simmons about to join the likes of Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova and Dante Exum. Who will be next?
“The US coaches when they come out here are looking for athletes that are maintenance free which Aussies are,” says Jan Stirling Basketball Australia’s High Performance General Manager.
Chris Harriman head Associate coach at the University of New Mexico agrees.
“If a lot of these kids were playing in the US they would be a lot more heavily recruited”.
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