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