Jackson Broadbent stars for WA's U16 Boys Country side

For the love of the game: Collie Basketball Association president Matt Harker with basketball star Jackson Broadbent. Photo: Supplied.
For the love of the game: Collie Basketball Association president Matt Harker with basketball star Jackson Broadbent. Photo: Supplied.

Collie's Jackson Broadbent starred for Western Australia's Under 16 Boys Country side earlier this week.

He and 15 others from around the state were brought together for the U16 National Junior Boys Championships in Darwin.

Pharell Keats (Bunbury), Maxx Della Franca (Manjimup), Malachai Bell (Bunbury), Kade Szyszka (Bunbury), Phil Gibaut (Eaton), Tom Smith (Bunbury), and Blake Newman (Busselton) also represented the South-West throughout the tournament.

Broadbent claimed nine points against South Australia Metro, before scoring nine against Victoria Metro.

After sinking four against ACT, the superstar shot five points and nabbed six rebounds against NSW Country.

He then posted five points against Queensland and put up a brave fight against Tasmania.

"Playing for the U16 state side feels really good. I am very proud," Broadbent said. "Basketball is great. I've had a lot of fun and made a lot of friends because of it."

Prior to competition, Broadbent received a $200 cheque from the Collie Basketball Association.