The Frankston Blues basketball program has been the proud launching pad for former athletes progression through to higher levels of basketball representation.
The Frankston Blues program is committed to being an environment where all players and coaches have the opportunity to reach their potential. Often this potential extends beyond The Blues program with former athletes going on to play in every major league and competition on the planet including Olympics; NBA; Europe; NBL / WNBL; and college basketball in the USA.
Listed below are some examples of where former players are now:
Commencing his career representing Frankston East Primary School in Frankston Basketball's Junior Domestic Saturday Competition, David Andersen represented the Frankston Blues basketball program from bottom-age U12's until his acceptance of a scholarship to study and train at the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport at the conclusion of his U/16 season.
Having represented his country at multiple Olympic games and World Championships; and played in every major level of competition in the world including the National Basketball Association (NBA); Euroleague; Eurocup; on home soil in the National Basketball League (NBL) as an 18 year old for Wollongong Hawks; and commencing his senior representative basketball career as a 15 year old in the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) in 1995 for the Frankston Blues.
A proven winner, David recently did everyone at the Frankston Blues & Australian basketball community proud starring for Asvel Lyon–Villeurbanne in Lyon, France.
This year we are fortunate enough to have David back in Australia and signed with Melbourne United Click here to check out David's website for updates.
Commencing his basketball journey as a six (6) year-old for Langwarrin Basketball Club in Frankston Basketball's Saturday Junior Domestic competition, Ryan is a great example of what dedication and hard work can bring which now sees him playing in Europe's premier basketball competition.
With basketball in the blood with both parents Wim & Jo both former senior representative players for Frankston, Ryan was selected for the Junior Blues as a bottom-age U12 player. With sustained team success including being a member of the VJBL Victorian Championship winning U16 boys team, Ryan was selected to represent Victoria at the U18 & U20 level.
After an outstanding national tournament for an U20 Victorian side which included current Cleveland Cavalier Matthew Dellavedova, Ryan was named tournament MVP and offered & accepted a scholarship with the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
At the conclusion of his AIS scholarship, Ryan took-up a student-athlete scholarship with Valparaiso University (Indiana, USA) and went on to be one of the Crusaders all-time greats leading his team to multiple conference championships and a NCAA tournament birth after his clutch game winning basket in the 2013 Horizon League Conference final.
Ryan is a current member of Australia's men's national basketball team (Boomers) having represented Australia as a junior and making his senior debut in 2014 FIBA World Cup (Spain). More recently Ryan has was part of the 2016 Boomers squad to compete in the Rio Olympics.
Kelly Bowen commenced her basketball career in Frankston Basketball's Junior Domestic Saturday competition for the Langwarrin Lazers. As a talented junior, Kelly was identified and selected in the Junior Blues program as a bottom-aged U12 player and soon became a stand-out athlete being selected to represent Victoria on multiple occasions from U16 - U20, winning numerous national titles, a VC Championship and was a national tournament MVP accolade.
After completing her Junior career with Frankston Junior Blues at U20s, Kelly accepted a student-athlete scholarship and attended Gonzaga University (2008-2012). As a four (4) year starter; team captain; and multi-NCAA tournament births including an elite-eight result, Kelly left Gonzaga as a member of one of the most storied classes in Zags women's basketball history.
Kelly made her Frankston Blues SEABL WOMEN'S Basketball Team debut in late 2012 and is the Lady Blues captain; reigning team MVP and SEABL All-star.
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Working her way up through the junior ranks at Bulleen Boomers, Garrick played for Vic Country at the U16 and U18 AJC's before grabbing a spot with Bendigo Spirit in the WNBL as a 17-year old.
Maddie represented the Frankston Blues SEABL WOMEN'S Basketball team in 2013, averaging 14pts and 7rbs in her first year. She was also named in the Opals squad.
She is currently playing for the Melbourne Boomers in the WNBL.
Matt Hodgson started playing basketball at the age of 14 as a member of the Ipswich Force Basketball Team and also played High School for Ipswich Grammar from 2007-08.
He played for the Queensland State REP Team from 2008-09, with the 2009 Queensland Team winning the National U20's Title. Matt was an AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) scholarship Holder in 2009 proudly representing Australia in the 2009 World Championships and 2011 World University Games.
Matt played NCAA college basketball for Southern Utah University and Saint Mary's College of California.
He was also a member of the BLUESCREW (Frankston Blues SEABL MEN'S) in the 2014/15 SEABL season.
Recently Matt has played professionally for the Melbourne United Basketball Team (NBL) in the 2014/15 season and now currently playing in the 2015/16 season for Adelaide 36ers Basketball Team (NBL).
Steph Reid attended The Peninsula School (High School), played for coach Andrew Harms and a two-year captain, she was named team MVP on three occasions.
Commencing her career representing The Frankston Blues Basketball Club, she was representing Frankston by playing in the Blues Junior program, playing in the Junior Domestic Competition, and Big V Youth Championship for Frankston. Steph earned the All-Star 5 Guard Award for the Big V Youth Championship and the Women Rising Star Award in 2013.
She is currently attending and playing for State University of New York Buffalo.
Courtny Wilkins attended Haileybury College, playing forward for Dominic Linossier.
She commenced her career representing The Frankston Blues basketball Club, in the Junior Blues program and FDBA Junior Domestic Competition.
She is currently attending and playing for State University of New York Buffalo as a freshman.