Stawell Wildcats' Aidan Marr has once again pulled on the jumper, for a club he feels passionate about.
Marr joined forces with other members of the Wildcats to re-instate the competitive basketball team for the 2019-20 season.
Marr started playing basketball at about 12 years of age in Ararat.
"I never really saw myself as a good basketballer back then," he said.
"I gave up basketball to play squash for a few years. After squash died in the area I took up playing basketball again."
Marr's brothers encouraged him to re-join the sport and enticed him to play in their team.
"They had some really good players on their team and they taught me a hell of a lot about the game," he said.
"I played once a week every Wednesday night.
"I might go for a shot with that team during the week but my brothers are I would play basketball every night after school.
"Outside in the backyard, we used to tear up Dad's grass. It was good fun."
Marr said he was approached by a colleague to join at a team in Stawell.
"I really enjoyed it and the team were happy to have me there and ever since I've played basketball in Stawell," he said.
"That was when Wildcats were still up and running and I played two seasons with them before they folded."
Fast forward to 2019, Marr was invited to play in a tournament at Melbourne by fellow Wildcats' Troy Kenny.
"I knew Troy from playing in the domestic competition in Stawell and Troy knew Alistair (Beard, Wildcats' coach)," he said.
"It was in early June this year and it really ignited my fuel to help get the Wildcats back up and running.
"I had that much fun playing good quality basketball that it turned my goal into help get the Wildcats back up and running."
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