Cootamundra's Amelia Hassett has been identified as a potential star of the future after being selected to participate at the Australian Development Camp at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence.
The Cootamundra Cougars junior is one of 18 girls selected for the four day camp in Canberra from September 30 to October 2.
The 15-year-old centre who is based in Adelong, has come through the Cootamundra Cougars system and will suit up for defending champions Wagga Blaze in the Waratah League division one finals at Terrigal this weekend.
Hassett was one of the go-to players for NSW Country in their Australian under-16 championships campaign at Darwin last month.
During the championships she was one of the leading pointscorers for NSW Country.
The emphasis of the Australian Development Camp will be on skill and concept development.
The camp plays a key role in the ongoing development and identification of young players from throughout the country.
Along with the 18 girls selected there will also be 18 boys at the camp receiving instruction from 12 coaches in four days of intense on-court work, as well as education and strength and conditioning sessions.
The 12 coaches are from the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence and high performance coaches from each state and territory in Australia.
With the squads selected from performances across the 2019 Australian Junior Championships and in the various state and territory elite development programs, the camp is an important part of the national emerging pathway.