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U19 Giants, Radford Basketball Team of the Month

U19 Giants, Radford Basketball Team of the Month

By Orhan Memedovski, Basketball Technical Director


USA Super Clinic
Recently I was able to visit Ontario, Canada and attend the NCCP super clinic organised by Canada Basketball. The clinic featured many keynote and guest speakers such as Jay Triano, Assistant coach of Charlotte Hornets, Del Harris, former Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach and Jama Mahlalela, current Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach and Head coach of Raptors 905 (pictured below with Orhan). 

Working with coaches from across North America, the on-court seminars covered a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • 5 stages of good shooters
  • 5 characteristics of good coaches
  • 4 ways to develop young players
  • Analytics and research
  • running and effective pick and roll offence.  

I look forward to presenting a coaches’ clinic for Radford coaches and assisting our coaches and players during the second half of the winter season. 

Basketball coaching clinic Orhan with Jama Mahlalela, current Toronto Raptors assistant coach and Head coach of Raptors 905

 Team of the Month:
The team of the month for June is the U19 Division 3 Giants. The Giants, coached by Peter Kelly were initially in Division 4 to start the winter season but were promoted to Division 3 where they currently sit top of the ladder. These boys work together, have fun and support one another on and off the court. Members of the team are: Ben Matesic, Blake Mayer, Connor Watt, Flynn Kelly, Liam Wheatley, Marshal Day, Thomas Phelps, Tom Overs, William Heferen. 

School Cups in Term 3:
Radford will be entering teams in school tournaments during Term 3. Teams and coaches will be finalised in the coming weeks. Please note the following dates:

Week 2: Wednesday 31 July – Year 3/4 Jamie Pearlman (boys) Cup 

Week 3: Tuesday 6 August – Year 3/4 Sue Geh (girls) Cup, Thursday 8 August – Year 5/6 Jamie Pearlman (boys) Cup 

Week 4: Tuesday 13 August – Year 5/6 Sue Geh (girls) Cup 

Week 6: Monday 26 August – ASC Boys Basketball x Year 7/8 team, Year 9/10 team & Year 11/12 team 

Week 7: Thursday 5 September – ASC Girls Basketball x Year 7/8 team, Year 9/10 team & Year 11/12 team

Please note that Radford basketball resumes the first day of Term 3, July 22.   

Thank you for your ongoing support.  See you on the courts.


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