Monthly Archives: February 2011

Victoria dominates U20 Ivor Burge Championship Finals

Victoria has scooped the field, winning both the 2011 U20 Australian Championships as well as the Ivor Burge Men’s and Women’s Championships, in finals games battled out in in Maitland on Saturday.

Ivor Burge Championships Heats up

The competition in the Ivor Burge Tournament is heating up, as finals are on our doorsteps. Here's a look at some recent results.

MVP – Celebrating the NBL and WNBL seasons

On Monday 4th April, 2011, Basketball Australia and proud partner iiNet will host the MVP at Crown, Melbourne, celebrating outstanding achievement throughout the 2010/11 National Basketball League and Women’s National Basketball League Championships.

Australian referees to officiate World Championships

Australian Basketball Referees Phil Haines and Matt Beattie have been named among the referees who will officiate at upcoming FIBA World Championship events.

Neilson to suit up for Boomers in FIBA Oceania Champs

ATHENS (FIBA Oceania Championship) – Matt Nielsen doesn’t hesitate when he’s asked about his plans this summer.

Under 20 National Tournament approaches finals

It’s been a big few days in the Under 20 Ivor Burge Championships in Maitland. As the competition moves towards finals, here’s a recap of how the teams have been going thus far:

Sending our thoughts and prayers to Christchurch, NZ

Basketball Australia, its members, stake-holders and supporters would like to express our deepest sympathies for our friends in Christchurch, New Zealand during this difficult time.

Australian Women's University Games squad named

The Australian Women's University Basketball Team has been announced for the upcoming 2011 World University Summer Games (WUSG) in August, a side stacked with some of Australia's best up-and-coming talent, led by Abby Bishop and 2010 Opals players Jenna O'Hea and Marianna Tolo

Under 20 and Ivor Burge Championship tips off

The first day of competition in the U20 and Ivor Burge Championship in Maitland was fierce but well-spirited.

Emus draw positive schedule for U19 World Championships

The Australian Under 19 National team, The Emus will have to finish third among the likes of Argentina, Chinese Taipei and Latvia in Pool B if they are to advance to the second round of the Under 19 World Championship they discovered Thursday, after the draw for the tournament was announced in Riga, Latvia.

Basketball excels at NSW Sports Federation Annual Sports Awards

Lauren Jackson has been awarded the NSW Team Athlete of the Year at the 2010 NSW Sports Federation Annual Sports Awards on Wednesday night from Homebush.

Australian Under 20 and Ivor Burge Championship approaches

Tipping off February 20, the nation’s premier Under 20s players will be converging on Maitland, NSW to compete in the 2011 Under 20 and Ivor Burge Championship.

Snell and Phillips to become teammates in Seattle

News out of Seattle today announced that Jayco Australian Opals’ stars Belinda Snell and Erin Phillips have been signed to the Seattle Storm WNBA side for the upcoming season, off the back of their impressive seasons in the EuroLeague.

Back in the Day: Making it Great in ’88

This week we hop into the BA Delorean and hit the 1988 button, where the NBL and WNBL seasons were just getting under way. There are some famous and familiar names in this yarn

Dandenong to host 2011 Basketball Managers Convention and Trade Show

If you're a basketball manager or a basketball venue manager, be sure to check out the Basketball Managers Convention and Trade Show, April 19 and 20 at Dandenong Basketball Stadium, Victoria.

AJ Ogilvy talks to SEN

Australian Boomers big AJ Ogilvy talks to Brett Phillips (BPM Media) on SEN Sports Radio about his career in Turkey, his NBA Summer League experience and his time at Vanderbilt in the NCAA.

Basketball Victoria CEO Wayne Bird named President of Ausrapid

Basketball Victoria CEO Wayne Bird has been named President of Ausrapid after Marie Little OAM announced her retirement at the organisation’s 25th Annual General Meeting in Melbourne recently.

Gems squad chosen for Japan Series in Melbourne

Following a tough selection camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, the Australian Gems Women’s squad has been reduced to a list 17, as the players prepare for the March camp, which will be held in Melbourne.