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2019 WA Invitational

2019 saw Aussie Prospects hold its first ever combined Men’s and Women’s WA Invitational tournament. With the WA venue being changed to Ray Owen Sports Centre in Perth, Western Australia to accommodate for such a large scale event, the increase in space created a great atmosphere for all the athletes to showcase their skills in. There was no Invitational tournament held in Victoria in 2019, however, a team from Victoria did compete in the WA Invitational.

The format of the tournament was also changed so that the Invitational took place over three consecutive days, with the Men’s Slam Dunk and Three Point Contests and Women’s Skills Challenge and Three Point Contest taking place on the same (second) night.

In addition to all this, a Men’s team made up of high level Victorian athletes also made the journey from over east to compete in the Invitational, and this gave both sides the opportunity to matchup against players whom they would not normally get to verse.

Uniforms for this tournament, to represent our core brand colours, were modelled off the NBA teams of the Brooklyn Nets (Black), Utah Jazz (Orange), Philadelphia 76ers (Grey) and Denver Nuggets (White).

WA Mens Invitational Awards

Tournament MVP: Tyler Kohr

Defensive Player of the Tournament: Kayden Malseed

Slam Dunk Champion: Ian Lavalaye

3 Point Champion: Brendan Redhead

Mens Championship Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Tana Kopa
Ben Henshall
Michael Fastion
Gabriel Chadinha
Dylan Srdarev
John Ibukunoluwa
Liam Patterson
Joel Burton
Blake Fido
Jackson Pickett

Head Coach: Andrew Ferguson

WA Womens Invitational Awards

Tournament MVP: Bella Green

Defensive Player of the Tournament: Adele East

Skills Champion: Tia Morgan

3 Point Champion: Hannah Burt

Womens Championship Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Bella Green
Jade Gowland
Tayla Heisenbuttel
Tahni Geel
Dana East
Leah York
Chloe Forster
Zahli Rose Jolly
Alyssa Duncan
Lily Fitzgerald

Head Coach: Craig Allen
Assistant Coach: Stacia Muparutsa

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