Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 22 athletes selected to attend a training camp for the Australian U19 Men’s team at the AIS from Monday 9 June to Thursday June 12.
Following on from their excellent performance at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany in March where the Emus defeated the USA to claim bronze, the intense four day camp is an important step in readying the group for the upcoming William Jones Cup and 2009 World Championship.
“We are looking forward to getting the group back together off the back of a good result at the Albert Schweitzer tournament,” Head Coach Marty Clarke said.
“We have also introduced some new players into the squad as we look to add more defensive toughness and rebounding strength into our play.”
At the conclusion of the camp a 12-man team will be selected to take part in the 30th William Jones Cup, being played in Taipei, Taiwan from July 10 – 18.
The William Jones Cup was named after basketball promoter and one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Renato William Jones and has been held annually since 1977.
Click here for a full wrap of the Emus 6-and-2 win/loss performance at the Albert Schweitzer tournament.
It will also be an intense week for the 13 athletes currently on scholarship with the AIS as they will face Queensland’s Southern District Spartans on Saturday (June 14) in round 15 South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) action.
Emus training camp squad:
Bryce ARNOTT Dandenong/VIC
Todd BLANCHFIELD Mackay/AIS/QLD
Ryan BROEKHOFF Frankston/AIS/VIC
Jason CADEE Bankstown/NSW
Tom DALY Sturt/SA
Cody ELLIS Sterling/AIS/WA
Ryan GODFREY Rockingham/WA
Hugh GREENWOOD Grenadiers (Hobart)/AIS/TAS
Damon HEUIR Townsville/QLD
Matthew HODGSON Ipswich/QLD
Claybrin McMATH Sturt/AIS/SA
Brock MOTUM Brisbane/AIS/QLD
Joel NABURGS Kilsyth/VIC
Jorden PAGE Maroochydore/AIS/QLD
Dwayne RADCLIFFE Breakers (Hobart)/AIS/TAS
Christian SALECICH Southern Districts/AIS/QLD
Brad SIMPSON Goulburn/Illawarra/NSW
Sam SOPOLINSKI Bunbury/WA
Jordan VANDENBURG Waverley/AIS/VIC
Mitchell YOUNG Logan/AIS/QLD
Head Coach: Marty CLARKEAssistant Coach: Damien COTTERNetwork Coaches: Tim MALLON, Shane FROLING and Mark RADFORDManager: Bob MCGUGANDoctor: Graham LEEPhysiotherapist: Peter SUFFOLK