de Geest selected to NZ trials

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Waitaki Boys’ High School’s Max de Geest has been selected as a trialist for the New Zealand under-16 basketball team in December.

The first trial will be held on December 10-13 in Auckland and will involve 32 identified athletes from around the country.

The camp will test the athletes through a series of teaching and testing sessions and end with game sessions.

From the camp, 20 athletes will be invited to the second trial in January, which will then conclude with 14 athletes, 10 team and four reserve players, progressing into the final squad for next year.

Athletes will be informed of their selection at the conclusion of each camp, with feedback emailed, along with the next steps the following week.

The final squad will have a series of preparation camps to prepare for the Australian State Championships in July.

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: SUPPLIED – Waitaki Boys’ High School’s Max de Geest.