BLAST FROM PAST: Rebecca Black (right) with Ellie Hewitt taken in 2010. Black has since been recruited by the University of San Francisco.
BLAST FROM PAST: Rebecca Black (right) with Ellie Hewitt taken in 2010. Black has since been recruited by the University of San Francisco.

Black bounces into the States

ONE of Coffs Harbour Basketball Association's very own has made a pass at making it big in America.

Rebecca Black has been recruited by the University of San Francisco on full scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 West Coast Conference.

The former Coffs Harbour Suns talent will be coached by a former Stanford University College and ex-professional player. At the same time she'll complete studies to pursue a career as a physiotherapist.

Black got her start playing basketball when she was seven. At the age of nine, she was picked for the under-12 Division 3 representative team. She went on to be selected for the NSW State teams, NSW Country Tour teams, Australian Junior Country Cup teams, Combined Independent NSW State Schools teams and was in the Basketball Australia National Intensive Training Program for years.

In her senior high school years, Black moved to Sydney to attend Barker College to play at the highest level possible.

COFFS TALENT: Former Coffs Harbour Suns player Rebecca Black has been recruited by the University of San Francisco on full scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 West Coast Conference.
COFFS TALENT: Former Coffs Harbour Suns player Rebecca Black has been recruited by the University of San Francisco on full scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 West Coast Conference. Contributed

She thinks CHBA is set apart from other basketball clubs because it's a very united organisation..

The advice Black would give to CHBA players is: "Don't believe what everyone else says. Believe in yourself. That's what matters most.”



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