With the NBL Blitz done and dusted, Ballarat’s Sam Short is counting down to the next stage of pre-season with his team Melbourne United.
Short will travel to the United States with Melbourne next week for the NBL x NBA tour, with a game against Philadelphia 76ers before flying to Canada to take on Toronto Raptors.
“It’s going to be incredible,” Short said. “It’s an absolute blessing to be able to play in an NBA game against those NBA-quality guys… and just get that experience.
“Even if you’re not stepping foot on the court, just to be there and have a shoot-around on their court and be involved in the game.”
While last year’s experience was a blur for Short, this time he has been able to prepare and will let it sink in.