Monthly Archives: April 2009

Basketball Australia 2008 Junior Awards announced

Over 120 people from the basketball community from across the nation attended Wednesday's Basketball Australia Junior Awards breakfast at Starplex, to celebrate the announcement of the nominees and winners in 17 categories.

Basketball Australia Welcomes New Inclusion Officer

Basketball Australia has recently appointed Jackie Lauff as an Inclusion Officer, a new position developed and supported by the Sports CONNECT initiative of the Australian Sports Commission.

LJ, Batkovic and Mills win Player of the Year honours

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the Maher and Gaze Medals for the 2008 Female and Male International Players of the Year.

Talent on and off the court in Gawler

Peter Lonergan writes that all of the talent at the Under 18 National Junior Championships in Gawler, South Australia, isn't just on the court.

Basketball Summit helps set new direction for sport

Basketball's stakeholders have met in Sydney to map out the future of basketball in Australia.

Coaches gather to honour Hunt

Peter Lonergan writes from the Under 18 National Junior Championships in Gawler, South Australia that a coaching great was honoured on Monday night.

Gallery: U18 National Championships

Photos from Days 1 and 2 of the Championships

Rollers Coach Ben Ettridge talks Paralympic World Cup

Rollers Head Coach Ben Ettridge chats with Peter Greco on 1197am RPH Adelaide as the Paralympic Gold Medallists prepare for the VISA Paralympic World Cup in Manchester from May 20-25.

Opals team for international tour announced

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 16 athletes selected for the Opals team that will tour China and Europe in May.

Mills declares for NBA draft

Australian Boomers point guard Patty Mills has declared himself eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft but has left the door open for a return to St. Mary's College in California.

BMV Convention ends big week for Everyone's Game

Over 200 participants and trade show exhibitors from all over Australia attended the Basketball Managers Victoria Convention and Trade show at the Kilsyth Sports Centre last week.

Bishop commits to WNBL

In a coup for the WNBL, Australian Opal Abby Bishop has re-signed with the Canberra Capitals for one more season.

Bevo leads world stars to upset win

NBL head coach Rob Beveridge has made history at the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon by leading his World Select team to a 97-89 upset victory over the local favourites of Team USA.

Stadium Scoring on Show

We've seen some great things this week at the Basketball Trade Show at Kilsyth and one of the highlights has been the latest addition to the basketball network, Stadium Scoring.

Rollers Paralympic World Cup team announced

Following the conclusion of a training camp at the Australia Institute of Sport last weekend, Basketball Australia has selected 12 wheelchair basketball athletes for representation at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.

Lauren Jackson wins second straight EuroLeague title

Lauren Jackson and her Russian club Spartak Moscow have won the prestigious EuroLeague Women title in Salamanca, Spain.