USA Tour 2018


On December 27 Ashlea Withers (2017 Junior Girl Club Champion), Jessica Aherne (u18-1 girls) & Paige Rowan (u18-1 girls) from our Lara Giants were given the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to the USA with the Geelong Supercats

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They got to experience some amazing things on their tour as broken down below

Playing Games in the USA

First stop was Texas, where the girls competed in the CapRock classic, the biggest high school tournament in the world.  This was a knock out tournament & the girls did exceptionally well, losing 1 game to come in 5th overall.

With a few more one games against local schools in Carolina & Charlotte with one game being cancelled due to the serve weather (-11 degrees was deemed unsafe to travel to the school on a bus)

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Collage Experiences

One of the best experiences the girls had was visiting various collages.

Duke University

Home of Steph Curry Duke is one of the biggest collages in the USA

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University of North Carolina UNC

Home of NBA legend Michael Jordan, UNC is an amazing place

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St Mary’s Game

St Mary’s is known in getting a reputation of being Little Australia. The Gaels have 6 Aussies on their list including Geelong boy Jock Landale (who is averaging 20 points a game & likely to go into the NBA next season) also where Matthew Delladova went to collage. Here the supercat crew even made it to the ESPN telecast as they interviewed Jock.

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Duke Game

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Experiences….

NBA Game – Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons

Not only did the crew get a great NBA game, they got to go on the court at half time & have a foul shot after the game. Definitely an experience to remember

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NHL Game – San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes

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Universal Studios & Disney Epicoc

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Alcatraz

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Golden Gate Bridge Ride

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Ganon Baker

Ganon travels the world reaching kids through basketball teaching and enhancing their basketball skills. He has worked with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Vince Carter.  All the kids were amazed & got so much out of this session

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Home Stays

One of the special parts of the trips were the home stays the girls got to experience. They had 3 home stays & got to experience the American Life while educating the host families on some Aussie traditions such as Vegemite.

 

 

This trip was truly an amazing experience the girls & the rest of the travelers will never forget.  A massive thank you to Sarah, Basketball Geelong, NPIRE travel for a professional & fun trip.  We encourage any of our juniors out there who share this dream, work hard on your game, start saving your dollars & keep your eyes open for this opportunity, whether it is thru the supercats or other touring companies.


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