BASKETBALL Fiji is impressed with the performance of youth players at the Fiji Taki Easter Basketball Club Championship that finished off yesterday at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.
The six-day tournament had 26 teams from the central and western divisions competing in the men's and women's category.
Basketball Fiji secretary Ned Taito said they were excited with the prospect of the young basketballers in the country.
He said Basketball Fiji was doing everything to ensure the development of these young players.
Taito thanked Foster's Group (Pacific) Limited for their partnership and help towards improving the standard of the sport in the country.
"It was a successful tournament. One of the aim for this tournament was to play international standard for example in the final we had three umpires, full bench with four officials and 24 second shot clock," he said. We exposing all the young players to these standards which they don't get in their local clubs."
Taito said they also aimed to expose the young players for a proposed national under-19 trip to Australia later in the year.
He thanked associations like Raiwaqa for running age group competitions to unearth the future stars.
"Statistically, four of the teams that are playing in this tournament could be determined as youth teams, which is U20."