TWO Newcastle basketballing talents have been named in the Under 17s squad for the upcoming NSW Country Development Tournament, to be hosted in the Hunter in January of next year.

Holly Keeble and Hannah Nimmo are set to represent the Newcastle region after their dominant 2018 seasons, while the Hunter also boasts three U17 representatives from the Maitland Mustangs – Sophie Bultitude, Cleopatra Jennings and Olivia McGregor.

The Hunter also has a healthy cohort named in the Under 15 squad list announced at the same time, including four Hunters in Kelsey Crossan, Ashley Crossan, Emily Foy and Hannah Rowe, as well as four Mustangs – Mila Wawszkowicz, Sophie Williams, Isabella Jennings and Mila Wawszkowicz.

Holly Keeble.

Full Development Squad player lists

U17: Maddison Baxter (Port Macquarie Dolphins), Tabitha Beauchamp (Batemans Bay Breakers), Kelly Bowden (Bellinger Valley Braves), Laila Campbell (Byron Bay Beez), Siena Densem (Gosford City Rebels), Emma Drury (Shoalhaven Tigers), Abbigal Fielder (Albury Cougars), Bella Fielder (Albury Cougars), Mekdes Geist (Illawarra Hawks), Samantha Graham (Cootamundra Cougars), Lauren Griffiths (Gosford City Rebels), Holly Handley (Gosford City Rebels), Rubie Hassab (Gosford City Rebels), Saba Horne (Gosford City Rebels), Sophie Bultitude (Maitland Mustangs), Cleopatra Jennings (Maitland Mustangs), Holly Keeble (Newcastle Hunters), Sienna Kennedy (Tamworth Thunderbolts), Arianna Klein (Tamworth Thunderbolts), Alexandra Lee (Queanbeyan Roadrunners), Summer Lewis (Moss Vale Magic), Alice MacRae (Griffith Demons), Annalise Maier (Orange Eagles), Samantha McGlashan (Illawarra Hawks), Olivia McGregor (Maitland Mustangs), Hadia Moir (Gosford City Rebels), Bronte Moore (Gosford City Rebels), Hannah Nimmo (Newcastle Hunters), Marley Pitt (Tamworth Thunderbolts), Emily Rickards (Coffs Harbour Suns), Monique Rudder (Port Macquarie Dolphins), Georgia Shakeshaft (Moss Vale Magic), Georgia Starr Tea (Gosford City Rebels), Ashleigh Thacker (Hornsby – Ku Ring Gai Spiders), Alexa Warwick (Batemans Bay Breakers) and Ruby Waterson (Cootamundra Cougars).

U15: Kayla Beattie (Batemans Bay Breakers), Ruby Brannan (Illawarra Hawks), Isis Crawford (Byron Bay Beez), Kelsey Crossan (Newcastle Hunters), Ashley Crossan (Newcastle Hunters), Kyla Fitzgerald (Gosford City Rebels), Emily Foy (Newcastle Hunters), Samantha Graham (Cootamundra Cougars), Amelia Hassett (Cootamundra Cougars), Amy Houlihan (Albury Cougars), Isabella Jennings (Maitland Mustangs), Mikayla Kirby (Albury Cougars), Georgia Kuchel (Coffs Harbour Suns), Lili-yana Moody (Coffs Harbour Suns), Asha Phillips (Shoalhaven Tigers), Hannah Rowe (Newcastle Hunters), Grace Turner (Albury Cougars), Mila Wawszkowicz (Maitland Mustangs), Alicia Widjaja (Illawarra Hawks) and Sophie Williams (Maitland Mustangs).

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