Junior players chosen for state country teams

YOUNG STARS: Timeka Cox, left, Jada Hill, Tiah Peek, Ethan Sims and Cooper Promnitz will compete in state country teams at the national titles in Albury, New South Wales, in the New Year. They practise every week in Murray Bridge.
YOUNG STARS: Timeka Cox, left, Jada Hill, Tiah Peek, Ethan Sims and Cooper Promnitz will compete in state country teams at the national titles in Albury, New South Wales, in the New Year. They practise every week in Murray Bridge.

Five junior basketballers have made the cut with state country teams and can consider themselves the best young players in Port Pirie.

They are Timeka Cox, Jada Hill, Tiah Peek, Ethan Sims and Cooper Promnitz.

Timeka and Jada will play Under 14, Tiah Under 16 and Ethan and Cooper Under 14.

Cooper and Ethan both compete locally for Tomcats, but are in different teams. Their only losses this year have been to each other. Cooper is averaging nearly 32 points a game and Ethan 24. Cooper had a big game recently against Globetrotters, scoring 54. 

Jada plays for Globetrotters and Timeka Pacers. Both are averaging 25 points a game. Jada’s season high is 32 and Timeka scored 30 twice this year. 

Tiah is only 14 years old and is already playing in her third A grade season. She is averaging six points a game for Pacers.

Port Pirie basketball’s junior development officer Matt Promnitz said the players had trained in a development squad twice a week, including arduous fitness conditioning, to stake a claim for their honours. “They are extremely dedicated,” he said.