Monthly Archives: February 2013

Gliders ready for Osaka Cup

The Aussie Gliders have begun this week’s tour of Japan with some off-court activities that included visiting a local school in Osaka.

Basketball Australia now recruiting for National team Head Coaches - Full time Opals position on the table

Basketball Australia has today opened up recruitment for head coaching positions for both Australian National Teams – and will for the first time in more than a decade offer a full-time role to the Australian Opals Head Coach.

Opals star Rachel Jarry joins WNBA

Australian Opals and Bulleen Boomers star Rachel Jarry is heading to the WNBA, with the Minnesota Lynx signing the 21-year-old for the upcoming 2013 season.

Delly a finalist for top college point guard award

Australian Boomers star Matthew Dellavedova continues to his outstanding senior year in college basketball, with the Saint Mary’s College player named among the finalist for the Bob Cousy Award.

Opals star Bishop wins Aussie battle in LFB

It was an Australian Opals affair in the LFB French Women’s Basketball League, with Cayla Francis, Marianna Tolo and their Aix-en-Province edged out by Abby Bishop’s third-ranked Perpignan 72-70 over the weekend.

MVP Andersen stars in Turkish Cup Final

Aussie Boomers star David Andersen has helped Fenerbache to the Turkish Cup title, taking MVP honours in the 63-57 win over bitter rivals Galatasaray.

Entries now open for NBL & WNBL Media Awards

Basketball Australia has today opened nominations for the National Basketball League and Women’s National Basketball League Media Awards.

Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport

Basketball Australia welcomes the report on Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport released today by the Australian Crime Commission.

WNBA Champion Erin Phillips returns to action in Poland

Australian international basketball star Erin Phillips is back on court, joining Polish team Wisla Can-Pak for the remainder of the European season.

Jackson to miss 2013 WNBA season

Australian Opal and international basketball superstar Lauren Jackson has confirmed she will not return to the United States to play in the upcoming 2013 Women’s National Basketball Association season.

New-look league launches in 2013

Around 500 players will take to the courts under a new banner this year, with the launch of the Southern Basketball League (SBL), a competition complementing the state-wide Queensland Basketball League (QBL).

Zhejiang fall short in WCBA Finals despite Cambage efforts

Despite a finals series that saw her average 42 points and 13 rebounds per game, Australian Opals star Liz Cambage couldn’t stop her Zhejiang team from a Game 4 defeat 97-87 to Shanxi, losing the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association Finals 3-1.

WCBA Finals level after Cambage master class

A dominant performance from Liz Cambage has levelled the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) Finals series at 1-1 as Zhejiang claimed a 99-88 win over Shanxi in Game Two.