Blacktown West Storm's Makuach Maluach passes 500 points in Waratah Youth League

Makuach Maluach has continued from where he left off last season in the Basketball NSW Waratah Youth League.

After taking the league by storm in 2016, the 19-year-old Blacktown West star has passed 500 points for the season with more than 30 points per game.

He is more than 200 points ahead of the second-placed Sean Weekes from the Penrith Panthers.

“I like to set the tone for the boys, play hard and show them that if we can get a good start, we can roll into the fourth quarter and get a win,” Malauch said. 

“I’m the captain and I’m just trying to lead by example and the boys do a pretty good job of following.”

Maluach scored 36 points in the 86-74 win against the Penrith Panthers and backed it up with 42 points in Sunday’s 93-83 win over the Bankstown Bruins.

Maluach was also a member of the Australian under-19s team at the Oceania Championships last December.

He said he learned a lot from the experience.

“I learned a bit from the best coaches in Australia and tried to put that knowledge into my game and make sure I go out there and do what they say,” he said.

“As far as playing for Australia, it was good experience for me. I really enjoyed it.”

The Blacktown West Storm youth team are currently third in the Basketball NSW division one youth Waratah League competition.


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