Frankston Blues are proud to announce that Kynan Philippe has been select as a member of Basketball Victoria’s Metro Under 16 State team.
Kynan has been playing for Frankston since under 12s, improving his game with every passing season.
Frankston Blues Junior Boys Coordinator and Boys Under 16.1 Head Coach, Scott Christiansen spoke about the selection.
“The news of Kynan being selected to represent Victoria Metro in the Under 16 National Championships is a fitting reward for a young man who for many years dedicated so much of his own time working on his game.”
“Kynan now has the skills to play many positions on the court and is a key pillar in the success of the Blues Under 16 boys team.”
Head Coach Nick Abdicevic spoke about a difficult tryout process and that Metro’s elite have risen to the top.
“After a very long tryout period we’ve come to a final 10 plus our six emergencies and I feel that we have an unusual team, in that we don’t really have a lot of height in the group but we have something that is different in a very positive way,”
“The depth was amazing as we started with over 100 athletes three weeks ago and to get it to 24 was very, very tough process and now to narrow it down to 10 was very difficult.”
Two other Frankston Blues juniors were selected as emergencies in Sam Shinsky and Zoe Harvey, for Vic Metro Boys and Vic Metro Girls respectfully.
Additionally Frankston Blues NBL1 Men’s Paul Groat will join the Vic Metro squad as Team Manager.
The Under 16 2020 Australian Junior Championships will be held this July in Perth, Western Australia.