WA Invitational 2022
The 2022 WA Invitational was one of the best tournaments we have held yet. For the first time post-COVID we were able to once again see an elite team from Victoria travel to Perth to compete in the Men’s competition. The level of athleticism at the tournament was exceptional with a number of players elevating their games to a new level to meet the standard of competition. The powerhouse Victorian team (Uconn) were on a mission to go undefeated, but were met with stiff competition, dropping a game to the super talented Vanderbilt team in the dying seconds. These two teams faced off again in the Championship game with the Uconn boys running away with a big margin victory. In the Women’s, the twin towers of Pania Davis and Naomi Wilson were a dominant force for the undefeated Vanderbilt team. They were ably supported by Susan Fahnbulleh who took out the Jahrece White Defensive Player of the Tournament award. The tournament was one again held at the John Septimus Roe Anglican School in Perth, Western Australia. With a packed gym and some of the best talent the country has on offer, the tournament was one of our biggest achievements yet.
Uniforms for this tournament were modelled off the College teams of Uconn (Navy Blue), Vanderbilt (Gold), North Carolina (sky Blue), Kansas (Red) and Duke (White).
We had a range of professional videographers and photographers cover the event including Eric Paul Goldie, Chrisburdshots, Bay Files, Derecourt Press and David Morley.
WA Mens Invitational Awards
Tournament MVP: Edward Lual
Jahrece White Defensive Player of the Tournament: Pharell Keats
Slam Dunk Champion: Connor Morris
3 Point Champion: Evan Delbene
JB Team Values Award: Kobe Craig
Men’s Championship Team: Uconn (Victoria)
Head Coach: Jarrod Crowe
WA Women’s Invitational Awards
Tournament MVP: Pania Davis
Jahrece White Defensive Player of the Tournament: Susan Fahnbulleh
Skills Champion: Amelia Corasaniti
3 Point Champion: Emily Steven
JB Team Values Award: Imogen Soulos
Women’s Championship Team: Vanderbilt
Head Coach: Robyn Vogel