Trent McMullan selected to Australian U17 team

Trent McMullan and Jon Sharp in their Victoria Country colours ahead of the national championships last month.

Trent McMullan and Jon Sharp in their Victoria Country colours ahead of the national championships last month.

Trent McMullan in action for the Wodonga Wolves, takes on Albury Cougars star Jack Duck.

Trent McMullan in action for the Wodonga Wolves, takes on Albury Cougars star Jack Duck.

WODONGA basketballer Trent McMullan has cemented his place among Australia's brightest junior players with selection in the Australian under-17 squad.

McMullan, 17, has been named in a 12-player team for a six-game tour of China this month as part of its preparations for the upcoming FIBA under-17 world championships.

The squad will compete in a four-team round-robin tournament against China, Slovenia and the US.

The tour starts in Chongqing City with three games in three days, tipping off on Friday, May 16.

The team then heads to Meizhou in Guangdong Province for another three games, starting on Thursday, May 22.

After standout performances as captain of the Victorian Country team at the national championships last month, McMullan was rewarded with a place in coach Mark Watkins' training squad.

Watkins held a four-day training camp at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence in Canberra last week, finishing on Sunday ahead of today's squad announcement.

Six players from the BA National Centre of Excellence have been included in the team, headlined by Abiola Akintola, Harrison Froling, Gak Deng, Isaac Humphries, Dejan Vasiljevic and Thomas Wilson.

The 2014 FIBA under-17 world championships take place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from August 8-16 – the first time a world championship event has been staged in the Middle East.

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