Thursday, January 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Rising Basketball Stars Secure Places In Queensland U20 Teams

The fervour of basketball in Mackay is set to ascend to new heights as five talented athletes from the Crater secure their spots in the Basketball Queensland U20 men’s and women’s state teams. These athletes, set to compete in the forthcoming 2024 Basketball Australia National Junior Championships in Victoria next month, are poised to make their mark on the national stage.

The players who will don the maroon and gold at the championships include Charli Bliss, Monique Bobongie, Phoebe Holmes, Amarcio Doyle, and Max Cain. These gifted players, products of Mackay Basketball’s nurturing grounds, have exhibited exemplary skills and commitment, earning them coveted positions in the state teams.

Amidst the elation of their selection, local stars Phoebe Holmes, Max Cain and Amarcio Doyle have confirmed their re-signing with the Meteorettes and Meteors, for the upcoming 2024 season. Holmes, after a remarkable 2023 season where she exhibited prowess by averaging 8 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds per game, is primed to amplify her impact on the court this year.

Meanwhile, the seasoned Max Cain, at just 18 years of age, gears up for his fourth NBL1 season with the McDonald’s Mackay Meteors. His experience and contribution to the team have been invaluable, marking his journey as a promising talent in the league.

Joining Cain is the promising 18-year-old Amarcio Doyle, set for his second NBL1 season with the McDonald’s Mackay Meteors. His stellar performance in the 2023 campaign has solidified his position as a rising star, aiming for an expanded role within the team in the upcoming season.

The basketball community also celebrated Monique Bobongie being honoured as the Basketball Queensland 2023 Female Player of the Year. Her dedication and exceptional performances across various competitions have brought her recognition and accolades at both state and national levels.

These accomplished athletes represent the future of Mackay’s basketball legacy, showcasing the region’s potential in fostering top-tier sporting talent on the national basketball stage.

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