TWO Shoalhaven basketball products will have the honour of representing NSW Country in January after being named in the squads for the upcoming Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup in January.
Cambewarra's Asha Phillips, fresh off winning the Illawarra Academy of Sport's Tobin Family Athlete of the Year Award, will return to Albury for the January 11-18 tournament after being named in the under 18 girls squad.
The Nowra High School student is joined in the squad by fellow Illawarra Hawks players Yasmin Butler, Georgia Genner and Audra Pasakarnis, as well as Newcastle's Sarah Cooper, Kelsey Crossan, Ashley Crossan, Chyra Evans, Emily Foy and Amelia Raidaveta, Maitland's Shannon Burton, Isabella Jennings, Mila Wawszkowicz and Sophie Williams, Coffs Harbour's Georgia Kuchel and Lilli-Yana Moody, Gosford City's Abbey Cracknell, Port Macquarie's Maddison Baxter, Cootamundra's Amelia Hassett and Goulburn's Abbey Emmerton.
While Sanctuary Point's Oliver Driscoll will represent his state on the hardwood for the first time, after being named in the under 14 boys squad.
This squad also includes Gosford City's Felix Abela, Louis Bull, Benjamin Hofer, Cruz McMahon and Billy Ryan, Newcastle's Henry Gallacher, Edward Jennings, James Kyreakou, Nate Lambert and Beau Sharrock, Albury's Jake Bauerle, Cooper Hall, Sonny Junck and Oliver Mack, Leeton's Tallis McMillan, Calan Nicholls and Kobe O'Callaghan, Illawarra's Igor Basrak and Thomas Field, Bryon's James Buchanan, Maitland's Arty Chenery, Moss Vale's John Ryder Edwards, Bathurst's Riley George,, Port Macquarie's Kaden Lawler, , Bellinger Valley's Joseph Moran, Tamworth's Sam Peeters, Quirindi's Lucas Percy, Taree's Darcy Radburn and Coffs Harbour's Taj Rea.
While in Albury at the ACJBC, which has been running since 1985, the NSW Country teams will play sides from all over Australia and New Zealand.