Basketball: Miners guard Ash Constable soaks up Melbourne United experience

Ash Constable in action for the Miners this season

Ash Constable in action for the Miners this season

MINERS guard Ash Constable has soaked in as much as he can this week.

Constable spent the past five days living and training as a Melbourne United player in the club's Ballarat camp.

His call-up followed invitational try-outs with United last week and his efforts in camp were rewarded with minutes in a National Basketball League practice match before a home crowd.

"It's definitely been a great experience for me, working with players just back from Europe and America, all over the world really, playing

with them and improving my game," Constable said.

"... It was good playing with them, especially in front of a home crowd, a big crowd, with their full support."

Constable enjoyed a chance to work again with former Ballarat Miners' teammate Lucas Walker, who has kept in touch with Constable since leaving the Minerdome last season.

Walker spoke of his pride of being a Ballarat player in a business lunch at the MARS Minerdome on Friday and the important role the Miners played in helping him relaunch his career as an NBL player.

Constable said Walker had remained in close contact and offered advice.

Constable must now turn his attention to Ballarat Miners' huge assignment in Geelong on Saturday night.