Bendigo Stadium will have a re-match of a year ago’s SEABL title amusement when the Bendigo Braves hit the court for the club’s first pre-season hit-out on Friday night.
The Braves will be wanting to correct some reprisal for the 88-61 misfortune to the Nunawading Specters in September.
The match, which starts at 7pm and incorporates free section for onlookers, will be the centerpiece of a major three days of ball at Bendigo Stadium.
Starting tomorrow and closing Saturday, the 34th Bendigo Skin Ski and Surf Junior Classic tips-off with 160 junior groups from territorial Victoria contending.
More than 20 Bendigo young men and young ladies groups from under-12s to under-20s will confront squads from to the extent Frankston, Swan Hill, Nunawading and Sunbury.
The Braves will trial some of its more youthful individuals nearby more experienced campaigners Chris Novak, Adam Tanner, Kevin Probert and Chris Hogan on Friday night.
Probert said the amusement would be a decent open door for the youthful players to play at a larger amount before star American imports Deilvez Yearby and Daniel Horton join the squad on February 17.
Tom Garlepp, a star with NBL club Gold Coast Blaze, will likewise join the club after the national class season.
The Braves re-assembled for pre-season preparing on January 7 and the squad is wanting to go above and beyond this season.
“The title is the thing that we haven’t possessed the capacity to win,” Probert said.
“We’ve kept the majority of the squad together, aside from the imports, so we ought to be up there once more.”
Probert played in the Junior Classic as a creating basketballer and said it was a solid rivalry which would highlight a great deal of rising stars.
“It’s most likely one of the greatest Victoria nation competitions you can play in and it’s extraordinary for nearby children to have it in the place where they grew up,” he said.
Fans will get a chance to meet and welcome Braves and Specters players after Friday night’s match.
The Braves’ initially match of the 2012 SEABL season is away in Frankston on March 17, while the group’s initially home match is against Canberra on March 31.
Overcomes group for Friday night: Chris Novak, Adam Tanner, Kevin Probert, Chris Hogan, Chris Adkins, Ian Wright, David Hogan, Brad Chalmers, Daniel Hansen, Tom Kenyon, Jarrod Kerwin, Dane Spear.