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For Nick Scott, the toughest part of making the Under 23s World Championships has been the waiting.

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“I felt happy when we qualified and couldn't wait for the World's” says an eager Scott, just prior to flying out to Toronto.


The Australian Spinners booked their ticket to the World Championships at the the AOZ Qualifers back in January and since then it’s been a waiting game.


Whilst the waiting has been tough, that isn’t to say the qualification process was easy.


The top three at the AOZ Qualifers made it to the World Championships and after losing their semi final to Iran by 5 points the Spinners had to defeat hosts Thailand in the play-off for third in order to progress.


The Australians prevailed 73-49 but with Iran as their first opponent in Toronto, the side has been working hard in the interim in an effort to start the campaign on a winning note as well as improve on previous bronze medal performances in 1997, 2005 and 2013.


“I think we will do well if we focus on playing as a team and playing the full 40 minutes of the game, every game we play.”


“We had two training camps so that we could train and play more with each other.”


Scott also had the opportunity to train with the senior Australian wheelchair basketball side when they converged on Shellharbour in early May.


“It was tough but good and I learnt a lot from the guys especially how I can improve my defence with the one on ones and two on two”





June 8: Australia vs. Iran at 10pm
June 10: Australia vs. Canada at 8am
June 11: Australia vs. Brazil at 12am
June 12: Australia vs. Italy at 8am
June 13: Australia vs. Turkey at 12pm
June 15: Quarter-Finals
June 16: Semi-Finals
June 17: Bronze and Gold Medals