ANTHONY Fisher will play for Australia in the Oceania Men's Under-19 Basketball Championship in New Zealand later this month.
His selection caps off a big year for Fisher.
The Ballarat Miners rookie was a silver medallist with Australia Emus in the world under-17 championships in Lithuania in July.
Ballarat's Abigail Wehrung was yesterday named as an emergency in the women's Gems under-19 squad, which features six players on WNBL rosters for the upcoming season.
The Oceania championship, which is a best-of-three series, will be played in Porirua on September 20-22.
"I thought I had a pretty good chance (to make the squad)," a delighted Fisher said.
"I did fairly well in the last training camp," the 18-year-old said.
And Fisher is confident about Australia's chances.
"We're probably better structured.
"We like to use set-plays, whereas they (NZ) tend to rely on certain players," he said.
Fisher has the distinction of being the only country-based player in the Australian squad.
"It actually feels pretty good.
"Metro players usually make up most of these squads and country players tend to drop off when they finish juniors to play football."
The Oceania tournament is the first major step towards next year's world under-19 championships.