Showtime Basketball, though their Facebook page has announced that Kate Webb and Emily Allen of Queensland Australia have committed to play basketball for Tricia Binford’s Montana State Bobcats. Here is a quote from Showtime basketball Facebook page.
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Queenslanders Emily Allen and Kate Webb have both committed to the Bobcats for the 2010/11 NCAA season. Kate committed during an official visit with her mother to Montana State earlier this month, while Emily committed during a phone conversation some weeks earlier.
Congratulations both Emily and Kate and we wish them success as they don the Bobcat colors.
Showtime basketball is web site that covers Australian basketball players who go on to play basketball in the United States. They also set up touring all star teams that trip to the US colleges.
From what I can tell of Australian high school age basketball it seems to be made of small seasons and tournaments with players playing locally and regionally for a variety of teams.
Both Webb and Allen are listed as being from the Runaway Bay area near Brisbane Queensland on the east coast of Australia, and have played quite a bit together for both the Seahawks basketball team and QLD (Queensland Academy of sports) south team and many national development squads. Both players are well known in regional and national circles.
Kate Webb (that is her in the above picture) is a 5-6 pure point guard. She was named to both the 2008 and 2009 Under-18 South Girl’s State Team and was only one of a handful of Queensland players named to the Australian National Championships to be played in Canberra Australia in December of this year. This spring in what I believe was an all-star or AAU like tourney she averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists a game while shooting 40% from the field, 34% from 3 point land. In the 2008 Pacific School Games while playing for the Western Australia team she averaged 9 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists while shooting 42% from the field and 35% from beyond the 3 point line. Western Australia team
Emily Allen, and admit I am still trying to find more about, is a forward who was also named to the 2009 Under-18 South Girl’s State Team and named to the Australian National Championships. She seems to be a very strong rebounder who can play down low or take it outside. In the 2008 Pacific School Games while playing for the New South Wales team she averaged 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists while shooting 42% from the field.
Like I mentioned above I am still trying to find more information about the players so I will most likely have to update or correct this information in the future.