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Basketball at The King's School

Basketball at The King's School

Basketball was introduced to The King's School in 1957 as an alternative summer sport and has since experienced a rapid growth in numbers of players, now being the largest participation sport in summertime.

Teams have competed in the AAGPS competition since 1975, a competition played each year from October to March against the other GPS schools. Teams train twice a week and play each Saturday during the season. In addition to this, the elite senior teams take part in major preseason and mid-season tournaments as well as training camps during school vacations. A biennial player development tour is organised to the USA and this becomes a highlight of the boys' basketball experience at King's. The players are given the opportunity to play against numerous well ranked high school teams across several US states and the experience gained is invaluable to the boys' experience and knowledge of the game.

In 2007 the magnificent Sports Centre was built on the School grounds and it comprises an impressive basketball venue that has been used for games and training by visiting College teams, a Sydney professional league team and the Australian National team. The Centre boasts two full sized courts, a fully equipped strength and conditioning gymnasium with a 50 metre swimming pool adjoining.

The King's School basketball program engages highly experienced and professional senior coaches with strong links to Basketball NSW, Basketball Australia and College recruiters in the USA and elsewhere. Over the years, several students have gained opportunities to further their basketball career after leaving King's as the result of the sound foundation laid down whilst participating in the King's program, and the pathways that are made available for them through school and representative networks.