The NBA Global Academy is excited to introduce two fresh faces to their scholarship program, with plans for the first addition to settle in at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) later this month.
17-year-old Jensen Bradtke has caught the eye of recruiters while participating in basketball Victoria’s junior development programs and playing with the Sandringham Sabres. Bradtke is expected to arrive at the AIS in November once he wraps up his school exams and is excited for the opportunity to develop his craft alongside some of the top upcoming athletes.
“I am really looking forward to go against the best talent every day. The thrill of competing in this environment is going to be a great challenge but one that I can’t wait to start,” Bradtke told Basketball Australia (BA).
Basketball and the nature of competitive sport runs deep in the Bradtke family. The son of a BA Hall of Famer and four-time Olympian Mark Bradtke and former elite tennis player, Nicole, Jensen has seen first-hand the level of dedication and commitment that is required to find success as a professional athlete.
“Basketball has always been a huge part of my life and to get the opportunity to join the NBA Global Academy is a dream come true.”
NBA GA’s Technical Director, Marty Clark is excited to see how Jensen adapts and develops throughout the next chapter of his basketball journey.
“We are looking forward to having Jensen in a challenging environment where we believe he will flourish. We look forward to broadening his skill base and we want to maximise his athletic abilities.”
Article from Basketball Australia