TWO teams made up of local representative basketball players began their tour of America yesterday.
Twenty-two players will make the journey with parents in tow for an 18-day playing tour.
The North East Bushrangers’ Big V development team will form one of the teams, while the second team will comprise Wangaratta Warriors’ current under 18 side with a number of overage players included.
Jacqui and Emma Henry will coach the teams which will play six games between Texas and North Carolina as well as a three-day tournament in Austin, Texas before spending four days in California.
The Bushranger teams will play high school teams and freshman college sides before competing in the tournament.
“Jacqui and I have been on these trips before but we know that it is a great experience for the players,” Emma Henry said.