Rosmini College guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt has been named to the 14-man team to play against Hong Kong and China on June 28 and July 1.
The 17-year-old was the youngest of the 20 players at camp in Wellington, and impressed coach Paul Henare enough to make the final cut.
“I had heard good things about Kruz and had seen him first hand on a few occasions when he came in to work out with us at the Breakers last season when we needed an extra training body.
“He showed us then that he had the personality and mental strength to mix it with much older and more experienced players, something that was again highlighted this week – on and off court he settled in quickly and was quick to understand what was expected of him.
“He is one for the future for sure, but he forced our hand this week with his ball handling and decision making and has earned his chance with the team this week.”
This is a tremendous achievement for Perrott-Hunt and Rosmini Basketball, and is an exciting step forward for the programme.
Tall Blacks roster:
Guards: Shea Ili, Jarrod Kenny, Dion Prewster, Isaac Letoa, Jordan Ngatai, Kruz Perrott-Hunt.
Forwards: Tom Abercrombie, Mika Vukona, Finn Delany, Tohi Smith-Milner, Reuben Te Rangi, Isaac Fotu.
Centres: Jack Salt, Rob Loe.
More info on the team announcement can be found HERE.