Monthly Archives: May 2011

Emus fall short in tour opener

The Australian U19 Mens Team have started their three game series against Croatia with a tough loss, going down to the Europeans by ten points, 77-67.

Basketball world loses a true champion in Margo Dydek

Former WNBA player and Polish National Margo Dydek passed away on the morning of Friday, 27 May, after suffering a heart attack in Brisbane last week.

Bogut donates $25,000 reward for missing teen

Golden Star Australian Boomers Centre and NBA Superstar Andrew Bogut has offered up $25,000 to join an additional $25,000 already offered in search of missing teenager Jesse Densley, who went missing on Tuesday.

Emus depart for European tour

The Australian Emus U19 Mens’s Basketball team has departed for Europe where they will spend the next two weeks training as well as playing in a series of matches, in preparation for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship of Basketball, in Latvia in a month’s time.

Back in the Day: Thanks to the fallen

This week, after a week on the Eye of Orion for Easter, the BA time machine touches down in May of 1985...

Jayco Opals to play three game series against China

Basketball Australia in cooperation with Basketball Queensland, is excited to announce that the Australian Jayco Opals will be facing off in a three-game series with the Chinese women’s national basketball team, when they travel to Queensland in late July.

Gems 2011 World Championship team named

Following an exceptional tour of China, where the Gems picked up two tournament victories — the Shanglou Cup and the Shouzou Tournament — the final 12 players that will compete for Australia in the 2011 FIBA U19 Women's World Championship of Basketball have been selected.

Three Jayco Opals commit to pre-Olympic preparations

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce that three additional Jayco Australian Opals stars will join captain Lauren Jackson in committing to a three-month pre-Olympic exclusivity program to prepare for the London Games.

Gems finish off a strong tour of China

The Gems were caught off guard in their final game against the Czech Republic today, as the Czech team came out firing. Connecting with their first four shots, and then completing a quarter of accurate shooting they extended an early lead to a strong 19-11 margin.

Jackson signs with Spanish club Ros Casares Valencia

Australian Opal Lauren Jackson will re-establish her successful European playing career after signing on to play with Spanish club Ros Casares Valencia in the 2011/12 season.

Back in the Day: Dr Free-Throw

This week, the BA time machine has landed in April of 2001...

Rollers battle hard in European leagues

A number of Australian Rollers wheelchair basketballers are hitting their straps in Europe at the moment, led by star player Tristan Knowles. With finals being battled out, here’s an update on how our Aussies are faring.

Aleks Maric helps Panathinaikos to Euroleague Title

Australian Golden Star Boomers centre Aleks Maric has clinched the Euroleague Championship with his side Panathinaikos on Sunday, beating Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv in the Euroleague Final 78-70.

Four Australian Jayco Opals head for WNBA

Australian Jayco Opals foursome Jenna O’Hea, Liz Cambage, Belinda Snell and Erin Phillips are all packing their bags as they prepare to depart for the US this week, where they will take up with their respective WNBA sides with the season set to tip-off in under a month.

Groote Eylandt Basketball boosts indigenous participation

Minister for Sport Mark Arbib and Minister for Indigenous Health Warren Snowdon said more than 200 women and girls had now participated in Basketball Australia’s program with the remote Northern Territory community of Groote Eylandt.

Squad chosen for first U17 Women's camp

Twenty one of Australia's finest U17 Women players have been selected to attend the national squad's first camp, commencing June 23 and running until June 26 at the AIS.

15 players chosen for Men's U17 National Men's squad

The Australian national U17 Men's squad has been trimmed to 15 following a productive and competitive Easter camp.

Gems take first place in Shuozhou Tournament

The Gems had much to celebrate in the Shuozhou tournament today. In the first game of the day they played Czech Republic in a match they had to win if there were to take first place in the tournament.