Harvey’s Jaxon Comito takes to represent WA in National Indigenous Basketball Tournament 17/U team in Brisbane

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey's Jaxon Comito, 17, is in Brisbane this week for the 17-and-under National Indigenous Basketball Tournament.
Camera IconHarvey's Jaxon Comito, 17, is in Brisbane this week for the 17-and-under National Indigenous Basketball Tournament. Credit: Sean Van Der Wielen/Harvey-Waroo/RegionalHUB

An emerging Harvey basketball star is heading to Brisbane this week to represent WA at a national tournament.

Jaxon Comito has been selected as member of the State team for this year’s 17-and-under National Indigenous Basketball Tournament, which starts on Thursday.

The 17-year-old admitted he had mixed emotions going into the tournament.

“It feels pretty good but it is a bit nerve-racking,” he said.

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It is the first time Jaxon has competed at a State level since he was 12 years old, with the talented player putting in the effort ahead of the competition.

“I have been training every day going to the gym, and training with the team (in Perth) on Saturday,” he said.

The WA team is promised at least three games in the Sunshine State, with potentially more matches on the cards if they make it to the finals.

Jaxon is looking forward to seeing the skill levels of the other teams, with hopes his side with achieve a good result.

The cost for all players to compete in the tournament has been covered by Indigenous Basketball Australia, an organisation founded by NBA star Patty Mills.

It has already been a big year for Jaxon, who played for the AUSA Hoops in a tour of the US in June.

He picked up two offers to play college basketball in the country during his trip, but is set to wait until he heads back next year for a tour with Aussie Prospects before accepting an opportunity.

Jaxon thanked Freo Cranes, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, the Harvey Lions Club, the Harvey and Waroona basketball associations and the Harvey community for their support this year.

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