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Robert Greichen finishes in top 10 of national championships as Buccs legends awarded life membership

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Robert Greichen was one of the top 10 players at nationals.
Camera IconRobert Greichen was one of the top 10 players at nationals. Credit: Jake Santa Maria

The under-18 Foot Locker National Championships came to a close over the weekend as Buccs young gun Robert Greichen finished as one of WA’s best performers.

WA country finished with one win over Queensland North 87-77 but otherwise struggled against the metro teams from around the States.

However, in the positional finals, they did manage to overcome the ACT squad in a one-point thriller with Greichen leading the way with 33 points.

Greichen sunk the go-ahead free throw with 12 seconds on the clock and when ACT’s Dante Bruton missed his three-point attempt as the buzzer sounded secured a hard-fought victory.

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They fell to their WA metro counterparts in their final match of the tournament by 12 points 79-67 to finish with a 2-5 record.

Greichen finished as his team’s and WA’s joint top performer with 114 points averaging 16.29 across his seven games, the 10th-best while also finishing in the top 10 for rebounds.

While his representative duties come to an end more Geraldton locals will be representing in July with three players picked to represent at the U16 tournament in July.

Max De San Miguel, Kealee Poland and Holly Baynes were all picked off the back of outstanding performances at the country championships earlier this year.

Basketball WA also acknowledged some Buccaneers legends as it hosted its inaugural induction of Playing Life Members with more than 300 games in the NBL1 West.

Current Buccs Mathew Wundenberg and Aaron Ralph were both inducted with more than 400 games each while legacy players Greg Brown (423), Ray Evans (412), Jason Bunter (411) and Dan Hunt (382) were also acknowledged.

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