The Geraldton Buccaneers bench has looked a touch skinny in the opening two rounds with several of its young stars away in the Eastern States or overseas. While Harry Evans and Tomas Dobson are in the US hoping to catch the eyes of college scouts, Robert Greichen is in Queensland competing with the WA country squad at the Foot Locker National Championships. The competition sees metro and country squads from around the states with Greichen the only Geraldton representative in the WA country side. It is not the first time Greichen has represented the side competing for the side last year and for the under-16 side in 2021. The side has struggled in its opening matches outclassed by Tasmania and South Australia metro losing both games by a combined 73 points. However, Greichen has been one of the stronger performers leading the team in steals and averaging a second-best 12.5 points a game. There is still time for the WA side to turn it around with the competition running until April 16 but will need to pick up wins soon if they are to make it past the group stages. In the States, Dobson impressed in his first game being recognised by Texas Hoops for his shooting and driving ability.