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The most talented baller of the 1994 born generation, Josh Ward-Hibbert, continued to prove his worth in his other sport last week as he won the 2012 Australian Open junior boys’ doubles tennis title, shooting himself up the world rankings.
The victory, as well as a strong showing in the singles where he made a run to the quarter finals, knocking out the eighth and ninth seed respectively, sees him now ranked as the 20th best junior boys player in the world(!).
Despite the success, the 6’4″ guard who turned 18 last week told Hoopsfix he still hasn’t decided to focus on just one sport:
“I’m still trying to do both, and it’s a difficult decision but I will just have see the levels I’m at and pick the better the one.”
He admitted he will likely be forced to make a decision soon but continues to play basketball daily in Spain where he is currently based. For the near future, it appears as though he will be choosing the US college route, perhaps increasing the likelihood he will be able to continue with both tennis and basketball a little while longer.
Josh was named in the initial England Under-18 squad and would be a sure-fire member of the final roster that will head to the European Championships should he be able to play.
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