Teenage Jack has Wildcat dreams
The November Busselton Freight Rising Sports star Jack Flynn is focusing on improving his all-round basketball game ahead of returning to the South West Slammers in the State Basketball League.
The 15-year-old Dunsborough resident could be the next professional sporting star from the South West
The teenager has aspirations of one day playing in the NBL for the Perth Wildcats.
With pre-season training in full swing, Jack has even taken up Pilates to help him prevent any niggling injuries and build his core strength.
The quick 192cm wing said he modelled his game on San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan.
DeRozan was traded by Toronto to the NBA’s most selfless team and is performing with increasing efficiency, just like Jack.
“I like his speed and the way he gets to the basket,” he said.
“DeMar is really good to watch.
“That’s how I like to play my game — get in the paint and take the defence by surprise and if I can’t shoot it, then set it up for someone in a better position.”
The humble young man said he focused his game on assists but had also spent a lot of time on his “pretty handy” three-point shot.
Last year his Dunsborough Oilers beat the WCY Stingers in the local grand final, and while Jack played well, he has bigger things on his mind.
“I’m proud of myself for getting this reward for my hard work but I definitely dream of playing for the Wildcats,” he said.
“My parents are really supportive of me and I will keep working hard.”
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