Traralgon to Tempe: Jade Melbourne adds to the Pac-12's Aussie contingent

Having already spent time living away from home at the Centre of Excellence, the Arizona State commit is ready to adapt to whatever college life throws at her.

The story is as old as time itself in Australian sport: kid from a regional centre overcomes the hurdles of living in the country to emerge as a leading light in their chosen athletic pursuit.

Super excited to announce my commitment to Arizona State University! Shoutout to all my coaches, friends, teammates and especially my family who have all helped me to this point! Very keen to start this next chapter in my basketball career and join the Sun Devil family! ❤️🔱
August 10, 2020

That’s not how Jade Melbourne sees it, though. Hailing from Traralgon, a town of 25,000 two hours east of the city bearing her surname, the Australian Under 17 nat…

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