Almanac Basketball: Collingwood Wildbeasts meet some stars on their US tour.

by Steve Earl


COLLINGWOOD YARRA Wildbeasts in transit to Tarkanian Classic Las Vegas 2018




Coach Manny Hendrix jnr approached me about 14 months back suggesting it would be a great opportunity if we could facilitate sending a group of 16-18 year olds to the States to play an organised tournament to showcase the kids’ abilities before an audience of college coaches and scouts.


After 12 months work we secured a grant from the Australian Communities Foundation plus a range of other donors and packed 8 players off to Vegas on the 16th December to participate in the Tarkanian Classic right this moment – 18-22 December 2018.


Met at the airport and taken to lunch by legend Andre Miller the boys arrived Vegas earlier in the week to prepare for the National division broadcast on Baller TV as the COLLINGWOOD Wildbeasts


Time permitting Andre has indicated a willingness to take second chair on the bench and coach the boys having also made a call to Magic Johnson whilst at lunch to try and secure an LA Lakers experience upon their return to LA


A great start to an amazing experience for the combined YARRA Wildbeasts and COLLINGWOOD All Stars.


One team , one purpose , one goal – Beasts


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