The JL Swish team on tour in America. The team includes Warwick players Rob Wagner (front left) and Josh Clark (back left).
The JL Swish team on tour in America. The team includes Warwick players Rob Wagner (front left) and Josh Clark (back left). Megan Low

Warwick players on tour in USA

BASKETBALL: Two Warwick basketballers will be in America for the next fortnight with a South Queensland under-18 team.

Josh Clark and Rob Wagner were selected by Queensland Basketball League player James Legan in the team to play against high schools in Houston, Texas.

Both are long-time Warwick basketballers who started as juniors when Legan first coached in Warwick four years ago.

Clark and Wagner have played this year in Warwick Basketball Association fixtures on a Tuesday night at the Warwick State High School Great Hall.

They are also members of a successful Warwick High team which has impressed in various tournaments in south-east Queensland.

Both are guards in Warwick basketball and are often among the leading scorers for their team.

Legan's touring team is predominately from the Brisbane area. The Warwick pair and Toowoomba player Noah Silcock are the only country players in the team.

Legan is in charge of the basketball program at Ipswich Grammar School.

All Legan organised teams are dubbed JL Swish. The team organiser is hoping to have annual overseas trips for promising young players.

Legan played high school basketball at Houston and then college basketball for East Carolina before heading to Australia to train with Melbourne Tigers in the NBL.

Legan is a long-time QBL shooter who played for the Warwick Wildcats in regional basketball. He has been the leading QBL scorer on three occasions and made the All Star Five last year.

He currently plays for Ipswich Force in the QBL, the same team as Warwick player Dom Cremasco.



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