2012 U20 Victorian Men’s Team announced (story courtesy of Basketball Victoria)

The 2012 U20 Victorian Men’s team that will contest the 2012 Under 20 Australian Junior Championship has been selected.

This team will be representing Victoria at the 2012 U20 Australian Junior Championship which will be held in Belconnen, ACT from 19 – 25 February, 2012. Victoria will be competing against teams from NSW, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland, the NT, New Zealand, Western Australia and the ACT.

Victoria is the defending champion and has won 22 titles since the first U20 men’s national championship began in 1974. The 2012 team is committed to continuing this great tradition of success.

The team comprises:

Players                                 Association

Lucas Barker                         Dandenong

Taylor Dyson                         Knox

Anthony Fisher                     Ballarat

Jarrod Fryar                          Ballarat

Venky Jois                            Dandenong

Owen Odigie                        AIS/Dandenong

Greg Page                            Diamond Valley

Dane Pineau                        Melbourne

Sean Preston                       Knox

Jayden Walsh                       Kilsyth


Dylan Hare                           Knox

Michael Knoll                        Kilsyth


Head Coach:                   Grant Wallace       Kilsyth

Ass Coach:                      Trevor Lee            Diamond Valley

Develop. Coach:              Damian Clarke      Diamond Valley (Maroondah Magic President)

Team Manager:               Darren Sparkes     Eltham

Team Physio:                  Tim Mulhall             Bodywise Musculo Skeletal Therapy

Head Coach Grant Wallace said: “We are all really excited with the talented squad we have assembled for the upcoming February 2012 Championships.  It is a more evenly balanced group of athletes than 2011 which should allow us greater flexibility in how we approach the way we play.  We now need to be best prepared to appropriately represent this great State of Victoria, our Clubs and all the high quality athletes who narrowly missed selection.  We are all looking forward to the massive challenge ahead!”