Kurucz-ing to hoops success

Armada hoops player Josh Kurucz makes a move on a player during a co-ed session at ADSS.

Armada hoops player Josh Kurucz makes a move on a player during a co-ed session at ADSS.

A little community support will go a long way in helping an Alberni District Secondary School basketball player up his game and realize his dream.

Grade 10 student Josh Kurucz is trying to raise $2,200 to attend the allBall Basketball Academy on the Lower Mainland.

He raised some of the money himself through a summer job last year but still needs some help.

Competition to make the team was stiff, but the ADSS junior boys mainstay made the cut for U-16 category.

Training starts this weekend and continues on weekends until July 31.

The U-16 team will undergo an intense training regime, and are slated to play in competitive tournaments both in B.C. and in the US.

The team is comprised of nine players, most of who are from the Lower Mainland.

Former Port Alberni player Sajen Gill, who now plays for Vancouver’s St. George’s, is on the team as well.

“Basketball is my life and I’m outside shooting and dribbling rain, snow or hot weather,” Kurucz said.

Kurucz is soliciting donations from parts of the community.

Those interested in helping him can contact his mother Anita at 250-723-1901.

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