Narrogin basketball talent Amelia Corasaniti continues to go from strength to strength, earning a place in the Basketball WA State Performance Program squad for 2023. Corasaniti will make up part of a 20-person under-18 Country WA girls’ squad that was announced on November 21. The program’s aim is to identify the State’s most talented athletes while creating an intensive training environment that develops and prepares young basketballers to represent WA at an Australian junior championship. The finalised 2023 State team will be announced in February following basketball camps and SPP sessions. Athletes who are not selected in the State team will be reserves while continuing to be involved in the program until its conclusion. Corasaniti was selected on the back of her terrific individual performances this year, including a dominant performance for the WA State side in the under-16 Australian Junior Championships in July. The 15-year-old recorded the highest team averages in points and rebounds per game. She shone against eventual tournament winners NSW Metro, dropping a team-high 26 points while shooting at 52 per cent, recording four rebounds and draining three three-pointers. Following the initial trial phase of the SPP, squads will be selected in February with top age and bottom age players in the under-16 and under-18 age groups to provide ongoing development focuses.