Four Lismore Storm players make NSW Country basketball teams
IF Lismore basketballer Tim Anderson can get one defensive rejection in the upcoming Under-15 Pacific Coast Jam he'll be a happy boy.
Determination and persistence has helped the Storm utility gain selection in the NSW Country team.
"This is a big step forward in my basketball career," the 13-year-old said.
"I'm average size for basketball so a bit of height would be an advantage."
"If I get one rejection in this competition it will help my confidence and I'll be happy."
Versatility is something that has assisted Anderson along the way.
"I've played all positions and in this team I'll probably be a shooting guard or small forward," he said.
"I started playing when I was six and I've trained a lot over the years.
"This should be a good carnival and they will have selectors there looking at everyone."
Three other players have also been selected in NSW Country teams with Katie Bugden, Teagan McWhirter and Caralie Wilson.
Bugden and McWhirter will compete at the under-18 Australian Country Basketball Classic while Wilson will play in the Pacific Coast Cup.
Storm coach Michael Anderson has also been appointed to coach the NSW Country under-17 boys team at the Pacific Coast Jam.
Wilson has made the team for a fourth time while McWhirter will represent NSW Country for a third straight year.
"We've (Lismore Storm girls) played together since under-12s and we all get along off the court too," McWhirter said.
"It's good experience to play at the next level and you meet a lot of new people."
Wilson has noticed increased numbers at the Lismore club in recent years.
"There are a lot more kids coming in and the club is getting bigger," she said.