WAGGA basketball prospect Caitlin Quintal will get a chance to showcase her skills and press for further representative honours after being selected to compete in this year's Basketball NSW D-League.
The 15-year-old point guard was among 20 players selected in the under-17 country girls squad for the three day carnival at Penrith from January 22-24.
The players are divided up into teams alongside metro talent, giving players a chance to develop against tougher opposition.
It's the first time Quintal has been chosen for the under-17 squad after spending the past few years in under-15s.
"I've made D-League for the last three years, which is pretty good," she said.
"It's a development league where you go away for a weekend and play against a higher standard of competition than just Wagga, it helps expand your skill level.
"I've been playing in the under-18s for the rep sides, and been going away and training a bit.
"It's been really good with the 18s (new age division in Wagga Basketball), next year it will build up."
West Wyalong's Olivia Hopper was also named in the under-17 squad, while in the under-18s Bridie White (West Wyalong), Alexandria Oliver (Cootamundra) and Charlie McCormack (West Wyalong) were all chosen.
White, Oliver and McCormack, as well as Griffith Demon Timeeka Coleman, were also selected in the under-18 men's and women's NSW Country teams to play in the Australian junior championships at Ballarat from April 10-17.
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