SMC hoops signee selected to Aussie national side

Basketball Australia today announced that Saint Mary’s signee Dane Pineau is included in the Aussie Under 19 Men’s National Team that will play in a four nation event in China next month as part of the program’s preparation for the 2013 FIBA U19’s World Championship in July.

The team will fly out for China on April 16 where it will play nine games in the four nation event against the Chinese National Team, Lithuanian Youth Team and a USA select team, made up mostly of NCAA players.

A third Emus camp for the year will be held in May at the Centre of Excellence before a team is selected for a tour of the Czech Republic & Lithuania from 23 May-3 June.

The final team for the World Championships will be selected in early June with most players then taking part in a four nation tournament in Spain against Russia, Spain and the USA from 21-23 June.

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About Richard Kilwien

Associate AD at the University of Texas at Arlington
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