UNISPORT Australia has announced the teams for the Emerging Opals and Emerging Boomers ahead of the 2019 Summer Universiade to be held in Naples, Italy from July 3-14 - with the latter featuring Sanctuary Point product Kyle Zunic.
Also known as the World University Games, the tournament is the largest multi-sport event apart from the Olympic Games and features close to 10,000 athletes who are currently completing university studies competing across 18 disciplines.
The Emerging Boomers will utilise the experience of returning players from the 2017 World University Games in Dejan Vasiljevic and Tanner Krebs while NBL players Will Magnay (Brisbane Bullets) and Alex Mudronja, who recently signed with the Adelaide 36ers, also feature.
A plethora of talented college players will don the green and gold alongside them including Winthrop Univeristy's Kyle Zunic, Duke University's Jack White and Jock Perry who has attended St. Mary's alongside Krebs and Mudronja.
The Emerging Boomers medaled at the 2013 World Uni Games, winning silver with a team including future Olympians Cameron Bairstow and Ryan Broekhoff.
The Emerging Opals will aim to defend their gold medal winning feats from two years ago in Taipei.
That success follows on from a previous gold medal in 2007 as well as bronze medals in 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
16 teams will battle for the gold medal in the men's and women's competitions with the Emerging Boomers set to take on Czech Republic, Israel and Mexico in Group A, while the Emerging Opals have been drawn in Group D alongside China, Finland and Canada while
The Australians must finish in the top two from their group to advance to the finals but classification games are played through to the last day to determine final standings.
Emerging Boomers team: Jonah Antonio, George Blagojevic, Kyrin Galloway, Tanner Krebs, Will Magnay, Alex Mudronja, Jock Perry, Jack Purchase, Dejan Vasiljevic, Isaac White, Jack White and Kyle Zunic.