NICK BRINGS HOME SILVER MEDAL
UNDER 20 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
For those that didn't get the chance to check out the scores the South Australian Metro Under 20 Men's team unfortunately went down to Victoria Metro 59-72 in the Grand Final of the National Championships, so 18 year old PL gun Nick Marshall came home with SILVER.
The game was close, with Victoria getting off to a good start but SA came storming back and led by 2 at the half. Victoria had a big 3rd quarter (23/11) and led "comfortably" at the three quarter time break, but again SA came back and narrowed the lead to just 5 with minutes to go. Unfortunately Victoria hit a couple of big 3's and SA just couldn't bridge the gap for a third time.
A wonderful achievement for Nick, not just making the State squad, but getting all the way to the Grand Final of a National Championship!!
Quite an experience for a young player who came to the game "late" yet he managed to earn himself a place in the NABC Premier League squad last season, where he did prove to be something of a revelation.
With the experience of 2017, and now the National Championships, big things are expected of Nick at the Premier League level. An athletic 2 or 3 man, he is a scorer of note, who also rebounds well above his physical stature and can play the game "above the rim".
Good work Nick, you did NABC proud.