Import gets late call-up for All-Star game

South Western Times
Brandon Thompson
Camera IconBrandon Thompson

Brandon Thompson will play in Monday’s State Basketball League All-Star game, after getting a late call-up by South team coach Steve Black.

Thompson replaces fellow American, Jay Bowie, who is recovering from an injury which has sidelined him since week six.

The 25-year-old has been a solid contributor for the Slammers since debuting against the Goldfields Giants on May 5, averaging 21 points a game.

Thompson joins Friday’s opponent, Jamal Shabazz as well as Brandon Sebirumbi, Jeylyn Sharpe, Jarrad Prue, Kyle Armour and Shaun Stewart on the bench.

Damien Scott, John Isenbarger, Gavin Field, Daniel Alexander and Greg Hire are the starting five for the South team.

In the women’s South team, the Slammers will be represented by Charlotte van Kleef, Georgia Denehey and Courtney Bayliss.

The two SBL All-Star games will be played at the Bendat Basketball Centre, with money raised going to Red Frogs Australia. The venue will host a Festival of Basketball with basketball clinics and plenty of entertainment.

Tip-off for the women is midday, while the men play from 2pm.

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