KOBE and Jalen Mansell don’t take it easy during their school holidays.
From today, Jalen will be putting his skills to the test at the Under 12s Great Murray River Jamboree.
This is the first time Jalen has been to the Jamboree, but he’s looking forward to it.
“We do training and play games,” Jalen explained.
“I want to improve my shooting.”
The five-day event will have children go through skills sessions and play games.
Jalen, 10, said he’s looking forward to making some new friends.
His older brother Kobe, 12, is already thinking about next year after he was selected for the under 14s NSW Country Tour.
In January next year, he’ll go to Albury for the seven-day tournament where NSW Country will play country teams from other states.
It will be a tough schedule with the teams playing two games each a day.
Kobe’s team is yet to train together but they will have a few sessions before the competition.
Even though Kobe is 12, this is his fifth year of representative basketball.
The NSW Country Tour is not Kobe’s only commitment.
He was also the only player from the Central West selected to play in the under 14s D League, a metropolitan-based competition. They will play double headers in October and November before the finals.
The two Orange brothers play representative basketball for Bathurst, with Jalen in the under 12s and Kobe in the under 14s.