Basketball Success at Scots

Gerard Martin

The Scots College Year 12 student and Manly resident Gerard Martin has accepted a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to pursue his dreams of representing Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games. Gerard was recently selected in the Australian Under 19 team to play in the Oceania Championships against New Zealand. He also won a silver medal at the FIBA Under 17 World Championships in Lithuania earlier this year.

Gerard is vice captain of the 1sts team at Scots who won the 2012 1sts GPS Competition and most recently the Sydney Schools Shootout last month where they competed against schools across New South Wales. Currently the 1sts are undefeated after 7 rounds of the 2013 season.

Gerard is one of five boys from The Scots College that have been selected in the last year to compete for Australia in a number of events at home and abroad.

Jonathan Mbakwe, a Year 12 student, was selected in the Australian Under 17 team in 2011 to play against New Zealand in the Oceania Championships. Jonathan is looking to go to an Ivy League University in the USA when he graduates next year.

Year 12 student Kai Healy was recently selected in the Australian Youth Olympic ’3 on 3’ basketball team to compete at the IOC Youth Olympics in Sydney in January 2013.

Year 12 student Darcy Emery was selected in the Australian Schoolboys team in August due to his outstanding performance in the NSW Schools team at the Australian Schools Sport National Championships.

Isaac Humphries, Year 9 student, was also recently selected in the Australian Under 16 team to compete at the Oceania Youth Championships in Victoria this month.

“The Scots College exists to inspire boys to learn, lead and serve in the community as they strive for excellence together. The Basketball Program is an extraordinary opportunity for boys to have an experience of 'excellence’ learning,” said Principal Dr Ian PM Lambert.

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