Monday, April 9, 2012

Player Scout: Kristy Wallace

Although I’ve only had the opportunity to see Kristy Wallace in action a couple of times, she is such an impressive young gun that she had to be the focus of this scout anyway.

Wallace is a talented guard from South Queensland. She has played for Southern Districts Spartans in recent State Championships, and has been instrumental in the success of her team. She has consistently been selected to represent Queensland South in successive Australian Junior Championships. In 2011 she was the second leading scorer of the championships, averaging 19 points per game, as well as 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

This season she is playing with Brisbane Spartans in the South East Australian Basketball League. In their last game she scored 10 points and 5 rebounds in 34 minutes on the court. The Spartans missed her in their opening game of the season in Canberra, as she was down the road at the AIS in camp with the Australian U17 squad in preparation for the FIBA U17 World Championships later this year.

Next week she will be busy with representative commitments once again, controlling the back court for Queensland South at the Australian U18 Championships in Perth. With her emergent leadership skills, her natural decision-making ability, and her solid on-ball defense, she will undoubtedly be one to watch throughout the championships.

If you happen to be in Perth for the U18s, please do me a favour and go check it out. I bet that you will find plenty of material to help me fill this scout. If you can’t make it to Perth this time, don’t worry – you have more opportunity to see her in action. Wallace has a bright future, and she will continue to appear on grander stages, with even more performances well worth scouting.

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