Wildcats stars heading south

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2016-17 NBL Championship players Matt Knight, Angus Brandt and Mason Bragg, and assistant coach Jacob Chance will be in the Great Southern region from tomorrow as part of the Perth Wildcats’ regional tour.

On the final leg of a busy regional tour for the reigning NBL premiers, Albany and Denmark will be host to the Wildcats contingent from Friday to Sunday as they run coaching clinics and visit schools and other organisations.

Knight, a key part of the Wildcats’ last three championships, is the star attraction of the visit, while Brant was recently named in the 20-man Australian Boomers training squad and was the Wildcats’ most improved player last season.

“We really value the support we get from the regions and understand it’s pretty tough for fans in the Great Southern to attend games and meet athletes,” Brandt said.

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“I’m excited to check out Albany and Denmark for the first time and look forward to shooting hoops with some of the local youngsters.”

Bragg signed a contract extension with the Wildcats last season after showing great signs as an emerging development player. The Wildcats will conduct clinics on Friday afternoon for 13-17-year-olds and another on Saturday morning for ages 6-12, while a third session will be held in Denmark on Sunday morning.

There are still spots available at each clinic, so head to wildcats.com.au/2017-perth-wildcats-regional-tour to register.

Both the 2015-16 and 16-17 NBL championship trophies will be on show during the visit.

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