Rebound star recognised
Basketballer Beige Harris has been recognised for her basketball prowess by being named one of Busselton Freight Services’ rising sports stars.
Shooting hoops since she was eight years old, Beige has grown a love for the sport.
While she is the only one in her family to play basketball, the St Mary MacKillop College student said she enjoyed the adrenaline of the game.
“I like that it’s free-flowing and there’s lots of fancy things you can do on the court,” she said.
Playing for the South West Slammers, Beige also hopes to trial for the under-18s State team.
At 10 years old, Beige was recognised as the best re-bounder in Australia and New Zealand when she recorded an average of 13.67 rebounds in a game in the national under- 16’s tournament. The Year 11 student said she looked up to her Slammers teammates and trainer Rob Clayton, who had given up countless hours to help her improve her skills.
She was Busselton Freight Services’ rising sports star for the month of May.
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