FIBA U17 Champs for Oscar

Published July 10, 2017

Oakura student Oscar Robertson is off to Guam this week to compete in the FIBA Oceania U17 basketball championship. The U17’s will compete against Tahiti, the Marshall Islands and Guam. The team is looking to finish in the top two to secure a spot in the 2018 U18 Asia basketball championship which then leads on to the U19 world championships. 

Nine other New Zealand young men as well as Oscar were named in the U18 New Zealand squad to train in Hangzhou, China in June along with NZ head coach Miles Pearce. In total 73 athletes from Australia, China, India, Korea and NZ took part in the camp and Miles Pearce says the quality of talent was amazing.  
New Zealanders attending:
Cooper Boyce-Towler| Forward | Basketball Manawatu
Iaac Tama Faamausili | Guard | Basketball Manawatu
Tom Higgins | Guard / Forward | Basketball Auckland
James Moors | Forward | Harbour Basketball
Oscar Oswald | Guard | Basketball Manawatu
Kruz Perrott-Hunt | Guard | North Harbour Basketball
Oscar Robertson | Guard | New Plymouth Basketball
Cameron Trethewey | Forward | New Plymouth Basketball
Max de Geest | Guard | Canterbury Basketball
Matthew O'Connell | Guard | New Plymouth Basketball

Oscar missed out on getting into the U16 team is 2015.  The ex head boy of Oakura School has stuck at the game he loves and obviously improved his skills and we wish him and the team all the very best for a successful trip.

The Robertson’s have set up a givealittle page - if you want to help this talented young basketball player go to www.givealittle.co.nz and search for Oscar Robertson and the page will come up.
Kim Ferens

 
 
 
 
TOM