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Darren and Alanna Smith - Basketball Australia Pathways

Order Your video package from the Under 18 Australian Junior Championships

We have single game, total team games and individual highlights packages available for the Under 18 Australian Junior Championships.

Place your order today and secure a cherished memory from the tournament.

Videos can take up to 4 weeks to prepare and supply.

Darren and Alanna Smith - Basketball Australia Pathways

BA Pathways will simplify the College pathway process and helps athletes to maximise their US College opportunities for all talent levels

Basketball Australia Pathways is headed up by ex NBL players and experienced junior coaches, Darren Smith and Adrian Newall.

Both Darren and Adrian have been through the college recruitment process themselves as players and have observed the growing desire of Australian athletes seeking to pursue this pathway. Darren has also been through the process more recently as a parent with his daughter Alanna securing a scholarship at Stanford University, whilst Adrian has provided years of support and advice to student athletes whithin his roles at the Australian Institute of Sport and The University of Melbourne.

Provide Advice and Guidance

Assessments & Academic Eligibility Review

College Program Introductions & Recruitment Marketing

Some of the valuable services we offer to streamline the US College Pathway

Trusted Partner

We guide you through what can be a gruelling and time consuming process, taking away the stress and maximising your opportunities.

Marketing & Introductions

Our extensive relationships with college programs and coaches helps us market and introduce you to the right colleges for your needs.

Evaluation & Assessment

We conduct extensive evaluations of many facets of your basketball and education. This assessment helps us guide you academically and allows appropriate targetting of College programs.


The expertise, contacts, experience and care of BA Pathways will save countless hours lost in a complex process whilst enabling laser sharp colege targetting, significantly increasing success factors.

Aussies currently in the US College system

Many Aussie basketballers before you have travelled the US College Pathway. If you are wondering, could this be you, get in touch with us.


Division 1 NCAA






Junior College

Select one of our Two Programs to suit your specific requirements

Elevate Program
Introductory navigation advice of college recruitment process - do it yourself, step by step plan with academic and athletic eligibility advice

BA Pathways Information Booklet

Academic eligibility and athletic qualification advice

Grade Point Average (GPA) review

Creation of athlete profile

Personal video hosting and evaluation

College communication and ranking tracker

Athlete welfare booklet

College coach introduction letter template

SAT and eligibility centre advice

Student Visa advice

End of college playing opportunity promotion

Elevate Gold Program
Full navigation, advisory, monitoring and welfare support service. Access to evrything in the Elevate Program PLUS

High Performance monitoring and support (in cojunction with BA national coaches)

SAT advice and registration support

Student Visa applicaiton support

Ongoing welfare monitoring and support

Updates on BA events/teams and relevant developments

Official visits guidance and advice

SSAT registraion and preparation assistance

Marketing to college database

BA Pathways media release

Client welfare checks.

What they said

Keep up in the latest blog posts

Get your latest BA Pathways news and insights.


We sat down this week with Tegan Cunningham, current community basketball coordinator at Basketball Australia and member of the Melbourne Demons AFLW team. Tegan outlined her college basketball journey where she started off with an opportunity at a junior college, then transitioned to one of the powerhouse Big12 programs.....


During this time of year many Australians who are considering college scholarships opt to take an official visit with one or more colleges to get a first hand look at what the school is like and what life would look like to be a part of that program. So what is so special about an “Official Visit”?.....


Australian connection runs deep with University of California Irvine women’s basketball head coach Tamara Inoue   I was recently able to spend a little time with coach Inoue who was visiting Australia briefly to view some of the talent participating in the U/18 national championships. .....

Need Help? Get In Touch

Basketball Australia Pathways works within the Basketball Australia head office at the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna, Victoria. Both Darren and Adrian are often out visiting with associations and athletes/families around the country so the below contact information may be the best way to get in touch, or submit your details in the form for a prompt response.

  • State Basketball Centre

  • +61 0405 504 718


  • Mon-Fri - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM