CLARENCE MC-CARTHY GROGAN
“After being selected to represent the Northern Territory at the 2005 Pacific School Games, CJ was also a big part of establishing the first junior wheelchair basketball league at the Darwin Basketball Association. From this, he played with friends and family in the senior leagues at the Darwin Basketball Stadium for both the Thursday and Friday night competitions.
CJ won a bronze medal with the Australian U23 team in 2013 at the World Championships, and a Collegiate National Championship in his first year at the University Texas-Arlington in 2017. Bursting into the Rollers senior squad in 2019, CJ has established his role as a burst of energy off the bench, quickly racking up points with ease. Being selected a member of the All-Star 5 in his first senior tour, he followed this up with a very strong AOZ Asia Oceana Championships. CJ is primed to make a strong impact with the rollers in their Tokyo 2021 pursuit.
Known for his quick hands and slippery chair skills, CJ can quickly turn defence into offence. Both a one-man press and fast break, CJ’s ability to flip the game on its head in a matter of seconds is world class.”
TOM O’NEILL THORNE
“Tom is an U23 Australian Men’s Bronze Medalist (2013), World Champ with the Australian Rollers at the Senior Men’s World Cup (2014), Rio Paralympian (2016) and Bronze Medalist from the Senior Men’s World Cup (2018). Tom first started playing wheelchair basketball at Darwin Basketball Association and originally had a family team with both his parents, sister and friends. Tom has been a part of the Aussie Rollers squad since 2013 when he was just 15 years old. Tom’s greatest strengths are his vision on the court, as well as his passing game and he is considered one of the best 3 point shooters in the game”
Come on our tomorrow night, (Saturday 12th September) at 6.45pm to see these two go head to head in a wheelchair basketball exhibition game at the Darwin Basketball Stadium. Free entry, sausage sizzle and unlimited fun! BE THERE!