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May 24, 2022

Basketballer seeks his future in the USA

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Young basketballer Djalu Barsah will travel with a Sydney-based Australian Team called USA PAthways to try to establish himself as a professional basketballer.

He will travel in June and train at the Massanutten High School, and play two tournaments in front of scouts from American schools and colleges. 

Djalu sees this as an amazing opportunity for him to have a chance at pursuing basketball as a career. 

Djalu grew up near Federal and now lives west of Kyogle. 

Djalu started the Monday night competition at Lismore Basketball, then played the Friday night social competition at Casino Stadium, and returned to play and train with Lismore Basketball.

He now trains at the new Kyogle court and every day on a dirt court he carved by hand out of the bush at home.

Djalu has been recognised with the Coaches Award, Players Player Award, and the third-highest shooting average in the Northern Junior League. He also made the All Stars at Toowoomba’s Super Camp. 

Djalu has set up a GOfundme page to help him get to America called ‘Basketball in the US’.


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