Bundabergs Ben Wright has been picked for the Queensland North team at the nationals.
Bundabergs Ben Wright has been picked for the Queensland North team at the nationals. Mike Knott BUN310117BEN3

Ben has the Wright moves

The talented 17-year-old has been selected into the team for the fourth straight year in different age groups after recent trials in Mackay.

Proud to be picked again Wright said he was pleased to be involved again.

"(To be) picked four years in row I'm pretty happy," he said.

"I now just want to finish strong with Queensland North and see how we go."

Wright was also picked after leading the Bundaberg Bulls to an under-18 division two title at the state championships last month on the Sunshine Coast.

After finishing fifth last year the side was able to use the experience from 2016 to get to the top.

Wright also impressed as he averaged 25.4 points per game, the most of all players in division two, as he guided the side to a win over Ipswich by 19 points in the final.

"I played pretty good down there," he said.

"I (still) could have scored the ball much better and played overall much better."

The focus now for Wright is to replicate the state performance.

Wright said he hopes it would be deja vu after finishing fifth as well with Queensland North last year.

"(It's) exactly the same as it was for the Bundy U18s," he said.

"We'll have a lot more experience, we'll be used to that competition (nationals), be ready to it, and hopefully get that gold.

"So we'll see how it goes."

In preparation for the event Wright will show the ultimate commitment by travelling 14 hours by bus this weekend to compete in a camp against Queensland South in Townsville.

Wright said the side was confident of beating their state rivals with their strong side at the same event where the nationals are being held.

"We'll have to play our our own game, same as what we play here, which is a strong defence," he said.

"I think we'll be right, we'll get up over them."

Wright will compete at the nationals from April 8 to 15 at the Townsville Stadium.



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