Jaxon eyes big league

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Jaxon Comito displays his Australian Indigenous Basketball Cup championship medal.
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Teenage basketball prodigy Jaxon Comito will soon be shooting goals in the US, off the back of an outstanding performance at the Australian Indigenous Basketball Cup in Queensland last month.

Jaxon was selected for the first National Indigenous Cup, travelling 4270km to Cairns where he played undefeated for Binar.

Standing at just 157cm, Jaxon competes with boys who tower above him, but says that does not bother him.

The humble 13-year-old from Harvey says his family and his coach Russell are his biggest mentors.

“I look up to my family, especially my mum who also plays basketball,” Jaxon said.

Jaxon’s Mum Ninnette Comito said she was immensely proud of her son.

The Hope Christian College student also plays for Blizzards in Harvey and Mandurah Magic in the Western Australian Basketball League.

Jaxon is not a stranger to competing over east, and is set to play for Armstrong in the Eltham Dandenong tournament in Melbourne later this month.

The tournament is the biggest junior basketball tournament in the world.

Jaxon will then journey to the USA in June to experience the AAU college basketball scouts process.

Despite dunking mid-air during games, the young basketball star has his feet firmly grounded when it comes to career goals and possibilities.

“My dream is to play in the NBA. I love how fast and structured the game is,” Jaxon said.

Jaxon hopes to study at an American basketball college after graduating from high school.

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