Kiwi Set to Light Up US College Basketball Team

Exciting New Zealand basketball prospect Jack Salt will play for University of Virginia college team, the Cavaliers, next year. Salt will be coached by Tony Bennett, who played and coached in Auckland for four years and has recruited top Kiwi players, such as Kirk Penny, in the past.

College sports website reports Salt has given Bennett a verbal commitment to play for the side in 2014, which means he will be ineligible for selection for the NZ Breakers, as that team seeks a fourth successive in the Australian National Basketball League. Salt had been selected as a developmental unpaid player.

“It was a really tough decision, as the Breakers have done so much for me,” he told media. “It took me a long time but I decided it would be best for me to go to college.”

The 6’10’’ forward has also played for New Zealand and American media believe Salt’s international experience will assist the Cavalier’s efforts in the coming season when he moves to Charlottesville next year.

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Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

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