Basketball - graduating success

August 27, 2018

2018 is a year that we start a new tradition at Trinity College Basketball – recognising the graduating year 12 players from the Open A team for their time in the College basketball program.

They were presented with their playing singlet as a gesture of thanks, and had an official photograph with College Head Nick Hately, Head Coach Rupert Sapwell, Basketball coordinator Jye Watson and members of their family.

Trinity has enjoyed an unprecedented level of success in the last five years, much of which has to do with the players who played their last home game in the St Michael's Intercol on Thursday. They take a combined 17 state championships with them.

The players:

Jackson Walsh: Two-time state open champion in 2017 and 2018, a 2018 SAAS Champion and National Division 1 bronze medallist in 2016

Alex Winter was a member of back to back SAAS championships in 2017, 2018, and a state championship winner in 2014, 2015, 2016, and state Open Championships in 2017, 2018.

Hudson Walsh is a two-time SAAS champion in 2017, 2018, a state Champion in 2014, 2015, 2016, and State Open Champion in 2017 and 2018. He was part of the National Division 1 bronze medal team in 2015, and the National Championship runner-up team in 2016.

Benji Pearson was a member of back to back SAAS championships in 2017, 2018, as well as state championships in 2015, 2016 and state Open Championships in 2017, 2018.

Our final year 12 player, Jimma Dau, had an incredible impact in his short time with us. Leading the team to a state title this season, whilst also enjoying an outstanding premier league year, winning the Frank Angove medal for the best U23 in the competition.

The College wishes to thank these boys for their commitment to the Trinity College Basketball program, and to their families for the countless hours of support and transport over the years. You have left the program in a better place.