THREE of Bendigo’s most exciting prospects on the basketball court - Kerryn Harrington, Jake Cowling and Austen Flint - have earned selection in Victoria Country’s teams for this year’s national under-18 championships.The titles will be played in Ballarat from July 5 to 12.Now a first-year scholarship holder with the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Harrington has progressed through the junior Braves ranks, to the Bendigo IGA Lady Braves, and then last season’s WNBL action with the Jimmy Possum Bendigo Spirit.Harrington’s play earned the Maxine Crouch Trust Fund award in The Advertiser Southern Cross TEN Sports Star of the Year award for 2007-08.Cowling and Flint also excelled throughout a lengthy selection process to finalise Victoria Country’s team of 12.Victoria Country’s teams to contest the national under-18 basketball championships in Ballarat on July 5 to 12:Women’s:Kerryn Harrington (Bendigo); Chloe Little (Kyneton); Courtney Williamson (Ararat); Chantelle Brockett (Bellaraine); Ellie Stevens (Geelong); Elise Strachan (Mildura); Alex Sheedy (Moe); Madeleine Garrick (Shepparton); Holly Greene, Amy Wormald (Warrnambool).Emergencies: Zara Pearson (Echuca), Madison Koehler (Geelong), Monique Stevens (Wodonga), Katrina Vogelezang (Benalla).Head coach: Paul O’Brien. Assistant coaches: Neil Burdon (Bendigo), Adam Tarr (Echuca). Manager: Norma Wright (Wangaratta).Men’s: Jake Cowling, Austen Flint (Bendigo); Oliver Holland (Geelong); Shaun Bruce, Riley McFarlane (Horsham); Matt Dea, Jess Moorhead (Mildura); Jesse Bowe (Morwell); Thomas Madill (Shepparton); Stephen O’Brien (Warragul).Emergencies: Zaine Allen (Shepparton), Bernard Peoples (Ararat).Head coach: Luke Bobilak (Swan Hill). Assistant coaches: Wayne Royal (Traralgon), Rob Baker (Ballarat). Apprentice coach: Will Blake (Hamilton). Manager: Ray Henry (Wodonga).