Basketball: Willetton has strong representation in state under-16 squad

 Front row: John Ibukunoluwa, Hannah Burt and Sarah Allen. Back: Roosevelt Williams, Yemi Oyeniyi and Jett Ng.
Front row: John Ibukunoluwa, Hannah Burt and Sarah Allen. Back: Roosevelt Williams, Yemi Oyeniyi and Jett Ng.

BASKETBALL WA announced its under-16 State squads last month, with seven players selected from Willetton Basketball Association.

The under-16s Metro Women’s State squad includes Willetton’s Hannah Burt (14) from Wilson and Sarah Allen (14) of Atwell as reserve.

While in the under-16s Metro Men’s State squad John Ibukunoluwa (14) of Canning Vale, Yemi Oyeniyi (15) of Applecross, Tyler Kohr (15) of Willetton, Roosevelt Williams (14) of Bull Creek and Jett Ng (14) of Kardinya were selected. All boys play for the association.

Basketball WA head coach of the under-16 Metro Women’s squad, Robyn Winter, said Hannah and Sarah had competed for the positions against 50 other players.

“It was an awesome effort on their behalf. To make the top 15 is a great effort,” she said.

Mrs Winter, who is also an association coach, said the young players not only had busy State squad training schedules but commitments at WA Basketball League and club levels.

“They are busy kids dedicated to their sport. It is a credit to them – they work hard.”

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