Wednesday 18th October 2006
Teen shoots for OS games
WESTFIELDS Sports High School's Shane Harris-Tunks has been awarded a basketball scholarship for 2007 from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
The towering teen has represented Liverpool Basketball Associationwith distinction and now has his sights set on an international career.
Harris-Tunks was the only NSW representative to receive a place in the squad.
The men's AIS team competes in both the South East Conference of the Australian Basketball Association (ABA) and the ACT Division 1 men;s local competition.
AIS head coach Marty Clarke said the next step was to prepare the new recruits for the biff and barge of the big stage.
"We've brought in a bigger group of younger guys than normal," he said.
"It's a world championship season, so it becomes a juggle between working hard and not over-working them, but we want them peaking around January.
"It's a matter of the guys getting used to playing against men."