Learning tricks of the trade

April 11, 2018

Mitchell Exton.

Mason Vines.

Cody Munro.

Taitum Woods.

Alice Ludlow.

Joe Lindrea.

Allen Lindrea.

Tristan Birch.

Leon Findlay.

Greater Shepparton Basketball Association and Shepparton Gators have been running school holiday clinics recently.

The events, which were run by Gators imports Spencer Coleman and Cameron Vines, attracted large numbers of the region’s budding basketball stars.

The young athletes ranged from five to 16, and all were keen to learn some tips and tricks from the pair of superstar Gators.

Coleman and Vines are averaging a combined 45.2 points a game to start the Big V division one season, so have plenty of high-quality knowledge to pass on.

Vines said before the clinics his passion for basketball certainly extended to teaching the next generation.

‘‘I love it, I love working with the youth and really just developing young kids and helping them become the best players they can be,’’ he said.

‘‘Taking my experiences from previous situations and growing up in the States and being able to transfer what I know to over here to these players (is great).

‘‘I know that when I do it they really appreciate it, and it’s just something that I really like to do.’’

News photographer Holly Daniel was on hand to capture the action in Shepparton Sports Stadium at one of three clinics last week.

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