The Deakin Melbourne Boomers will continue what has become a successful tradition of conducting annual tryouts for development players with this year’s session locked in for Monday July 25 at the State Basketball Centre.
In recent years the likes of Shanae Greaves, Chloe Molloy and Courtenay Wragg, amongst many others, have been development players who have taken their opportunity and played at the WNBL level. The Boomers know the importance of a strong player pathway and want to see the very best talent vying for positions.
“It’s an exciting process and one we look forward to each year,” says Coach Guy Molloy, adding “We have so much talent here in Victoria and this is a great opportunity for young players to take another step on the player pathway we have in place.”
Last year saw more than 45 players attend the tryouts, from which seven players were selected to the Boomers DP squad, however this year there is something special on offer, as Boomers General Manager Justin Nelson explains.
“The aim is to again select about six or seven players to the development squad, but in a really exciting move for the Melbourne Boomers we will this year offer one player a senior contract, meaning they will be in the senior squad,” said Nelson.
“Last season our full squad, including development players, represented no less than fourteen basketball associations across Melbourne and Victoria. That’s who we are, the Melbourne Boomers are here to represent this great basketball city and we work very hard to identify the young talent coming through the system,” added Nelson.
Registrations for the Melbourne Boomers Development Player Tryouts are compulsory and must be completed by Monday July 18. For a registration form, contact Justin Nelson via email – firstname.lastname@example.org