HORSHAM teenager Danny Kennedy could make a surprise return to the court for this weekend's Country Basketball League roadtrip against Corio Bay and Colac.
The Australian College of Basketball student, 19, is on holiday in Horsham and trained with the Hornets last night.
Coach Damien Kilpatrick said the budding basketballer would be a welcome return for his side's final home-and-away matches, with four of the Hornets' starting five, Mark Dorward, Tim Pickert, Stuart Robinson and Tim Wade, unavailable.
"We're going with a very young and very inexperienced side for the whole weekend," he said.
"Danny is training with us this week and it would be a massive bonus if he plays."
Only eight players are available for the Hornets, with a lot riding on young gun Darcy Tucker and the side's most experienced player Tim Friend.
A win would all but guarantee Horsham a home semi-final and Kilpatrick believed his side's best chance would be against the Kookas, which they defeated by 24 points in the opening round.
"If the Corio game is beyond doubt in the third quarter, we will rest our starting five players for Sunday and get them on ice," he said.
"Sunday is definitely the game we will be focusing on, I believe they can beat Colac if we work strongly on our defence.
"It will be a good eye-opener for these young fellas to see where they're at."
Horsham Demons co-coach and former Hornets big man Jordy Burke has also been asked to play.
The Corio Bay match starts at 7pm tomorrow night and the Colac fixture tips off at 1pm on Sunday.
Hornets' likely starting five: Darcy Tucker, Tim Friend, Keegan Mason, Jon Schwarz and Dylan Taylor.
STAWELL Wildcats have one last chance to secure their first CBL win for 2012-13 when they face Hamilton Hurricanes at Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre tomorrow night.
The match tips off at 7pm.