Golden ticket

BIG OPPORTUNITY: Wangaratta youngsters (from left) Alex McCarthy, Meg Bedendo and Brodie Paul are excited about the chance to attend a basketball clinic with NBA star Andrew Bogut. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

BUDDING basketball stars from Wangaratta have the opportunity to meet Golden State Warriors star Andrew Bogut at this year’s McDonald’s Basketball Super Clinic.

The clinic, held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Sunday, June 16, gives children between the ages of five and 12 from across Victoria the opportunity to learn valuable skills directly from one of the stars of the NBA alongside NBL and WNBL players.

Bogut has just returned home from the United States where his Golden State Warriors made it through to the second round of the NBA playoffs before being knocked out by the San Antonio Spurs.

Organised in association with Basketball Victoria, children can win one of 500 places at this year’s clinic by answering a simple question at www.macpack.com.au and clicking on the “WIN” link at the top of the page.

Nine year old Meg Bedendo, who plays in the Wangaratta Basketball Association, has entered the competition and is hoping to show off her skills at the clinic.

While Meg is only 149 centimetres tall, she will be accepting the challenge of taking on the 213cm, 118 kilogram frame of Bogut.

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