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Warwick to field three teams in Big Q League

STEPPING UP: Warwick basketballer Jack Olive.
STEPPING UP: Warwick basketballer Jack Olive. Gerard Walsh

BASKETBALL: Jack Olive will use some of his experience from playing under-18 basketball with the Toowoomba Mountaineers when he lines up for Warwick in the Big Q League.

The regional competition includes teams from as far west as Dalby, east to Gatton and south to the Southern Downs.

Warwick Big Q team co-ordinator Jay Clark said the Warwick Wildcats would field three teams.

"We will field teams in A grade men, open women's and reserve grade,” Clark said.

Olive will be one of the leading lights in the A-grade team playing as a small forward.

"Jack played last season for the Mountaineers and averaged five to 10 points a game,” Clark said.

"Josh Cremasco is definitely playing after starring for Warwick when the town fielded a team in the Southern Basketball League. He will be one of our power forwards,” Clark said.

Adam Fern will be a new addition to the Wildcats after playing representative basketball while living on the Gold Coast.

"He has played a season or two of club basketball in Warwick,” Clark said.

"The Thornton brothers, Connor and Jack, live at Killarney and have done really well for Warwick State High School in a Darling Downs high school competition.

"Jack made the Darling Downs team this year and both have a lot of skills and strength.”

Kevin Globio will also bring his experience from the Southern Basketball League to this young group of players.

"He is likely to play as a shooting guard,” Clark said.

"Rob Wagner is studying in Brisbane but will return to play on the weekends.

"He travelled to Texas in America last year with an invitational team from Brisbane.”

While a number of players have come forward for the two men's teams, Clark is still seeking more interest from prospective players for the women's team.

Prospective players can nominate at Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre.

Spectators are welcome to WIRAC for the first home games on October 7.

The reserves match is at 4pm, women at 5pm and A-grade men at 7pm.

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