Monthly Archives: August 2013

40 athletes named for 2013 Aust Development Camp

40 of the nation’s most talented young players will come together at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence in Canberra next month for the 2013 BA Australian Development Camp.

Interview: Rachel Jarry talks life in the WNBA

It’s not often a girl can go almost immediately from a WNBL Grand Final, to a roster spot on the defending WNBA champion, playing alongside some of the league’s best players on a stacked team. Rachel Jarry did it though. Playing time may be limited on a roster filled with talent, but the 21-year old Jarry is happy to play her role, and learn from the best.

Important advice on the World Wheelchair Under 23 Men’s Championships in Adana, Turkey

The Under 23 Men’s Wheelchair team is currently scheduled to travel to Turkey next week to participate in the IWBF Championships in Adana – located approximately 180km from Aleppo, Syria, where the security situation has been escalating in recent days.

Preparations step up for U17 World C'ships

32 of Australia’s brightest young basketball stars will descend on the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence at the AIS in Canberra next week as preparations swing into full gear ahead of the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships.

Clinical Boomers clinch FIBA Oceania C'ship

Australian Boomers stars Patty Mills and Joe Ingles made sure their country remains king of Oceania after taking a 2-0 win over New Zealand in the FIBA Oceania championship for men on Sunday.

Opals into 2014 FIBA World Championships with 2-0 sweep of Oceania

The Australian Jayco Opals have locked in their place at the 2014 FIBA World Championships for women with a 2-0 sweep of New Zealand in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships.

Jayco boosts sponsorship of women's basketball

Basketball Australia and Jayco today announced a new multi-year deal which will see the iconic Australian brand extend its sponsorship to the entire women’s national team program, continuing on as a major sponsor of Basketball Australia.

Rising star Broekhoff signs with Turkish giants

Australian Boomers young gun Ryan Broekhoff is Europe-bound after signing his first professional contract with Turkish giants Besiktas JK Istanbul.

Inspired Boomers comeback to take FIBA Oceania G1

An inspired Australian Boomers came from behind to claim a 70-59 victory over the New Zealand Tall Blacks in Game One of the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships in Auckland tonight.

Opals claim FIBA Oceania Game One in NZ

A clinical second half performance from the Jayco Australian Opals has seen them draw first blood in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships, defeating the New Zealand Tall Ferns 66-50 in Auckland today.

Spinners team named for IWBF U23 World C'ships

The Australian Spinners men’s Under 23 wheelchair basketball team has been named today ahead of the 2013 IWBF Under 23 World Championships in Turkey next month.

Jackson and Screen named Opals Co-Captains for Oceania Championships

Stars of the 2012 London Olympic Games Lauren Jackson and Jenni Screen will lead the Jayco Australian Opals for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships, with the duo today named co-captains.

Boomer David Barlow Euroleague bound

Australian Boomers star David Barlow has made the move to Poland, signing with Euroleague bound Stelmet Zielona Gora for the upcoming season.

Interview: Jenna O'Hea talks life in the WNBA

Jenna O’Hea doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone when it comes to basketball. Check her resume, the numbers don’t lie. She’s been a mainstay with the Opals since 2010, been an All-Star in the WNBL and won two championships along the way.

Big guns named for Opals team to take on NZ

The Jayco Australian Opals team to face New Zealand for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship has been named, with a host of big names included ahead of Wednesday’s Game One in Auckland.

Mills, Ingles headline Boomers team for FIBA Oceania

The Australian Boomers have named a star-studded team to face New Zealand for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships, headlined by London Olympic stars Patty Mills and Joe Ingles.

Camp opens ahead of FIBA Oceania Championships

The star-studded Jayco Australian Opals and Australian Boomers squads have arrived in Canberra as preparations for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships get into full swing, with the training camp tipping off today.

Opals stars converge on Canberra ahead of FIBA Oceania

The Australian Jayco Opals will return to Canberra this week with a FIBA Oceania training squad headlined by no less than five 2012 London Olympians alongside a host of WNBL emerging stars.