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.