Princeton Onwas set to make waves this season with the Pirates

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South West Metro Basketball Proudly welcomes Princeton Onwas to the Pirate Ship for the 2018 QBL Season.


  • Seven Lakes High School – Defensive Player of the year
  • Navarro College (Junior) – National team, All region Team, First team all Conference
  • University of Utah – ESPN Top Plays, Top 6, Top 8, NIT Tournament
  • San Jose State University
  • Westchester Knicks, G League (NBA)

‘On the Couch with Princeton Onwas’

Q. What were your motivations to join the Pirates Family?

One of the biggest ...

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Charmian Mellars Added to Steer the Ship

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South West Metro Basketball is excited to welcome Charmian Mellars to the Pirates Basketball Family.


  • New Zealand Women’s National Basketball Team 2008
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics 
  • Christchurch Siren Women’s National Basketball League
  • 2001 New Zealand’s MVP U23 category 
  • Older sister to Natalie Taylor

At the end of the 2017 QBL season, there was a number of areas that we identified that the women’s program needed to get substantially better to get into the final 4. One of ...

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SWM welcome Sarah Elsworthy & Ryan Vines to the 2018 QBL Season

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Sarah Elsworthy

South West Metro Basketball Family would like to Welcome Sarah Elsworthy to the Pirate Ship.

Runner Up Rookie of the Year – WNBL 2016
WNBL Adelaide Lightning – 2016/17 2017/2018
South Australia U20
South Australia U18
South Australia U16

South Australian Country girl who has been raised up through the very strong SA model. Played in the WNBL for 2 years after representing her state in every age group at the Australian Championships. Sarah was recognised for her efforts ...

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International Experience Added to the Lady Pirates Roster

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South West Metro Basketball Proudly welcomes Natalie Taylor to the Pirates Family for the 2018 QBL Season!

Natalie’s achievements are:

– WNBL Christchurch Sirens & Logan Thunder
– 2008 Olympian for the NZ Tall Ferns
– A member of the Tall Ferns Team competing at FIBA World Championships and International Competitions
– Played in the Irish Super League and was named as import of the Year
– 4 year standout at Missouri State University
– Named WCBL MVP 2007

Natalie is ...

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Big Man Tyrell Harrison Returns to the Ship

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The 19-year-old spent time training with the Bullets last season but the 2017/18 campaign is his first as a contracted development player where he is learning from a plethora of experienced teammates.

Tyrell Harrison was a late bloomer on the basketball court, only bursting on the scene with the Queensland Under 20 team earlier this year.

The big 208cm centre returns to the ship for his second season with our QBL Men’s Pirates team.

“We are extremely excited about having Ty return ...

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