Young stars on show at 2014 ADC

Young stars on show at 2014 ADC

Australia’s national team coaches will work with the next generation of talent coming through the junior programs in January for the first edition of the 2014 Australian Development Camps at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence in Canberra.

A total of 60 athletes from the men’s and women’s Under 17 and Under 19 program will congregate for the five-day camp, made up of a host of players who have represented Australia at junior FIBA World Championship.

Bronze medallists at the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championships with the Jayco Australian Gems Alicia Froling and Lauren Scherf will lead the Under 19 Girls group, while fellow Gem Tahlia Tupaea is among the 15 players making up the Under 17 Girls list.

The core of the team that secured Australia’s passage to the 2014 FIBA Under 17 Men’s World Championship have been included among the 30 male athletes invited, led by Isaac Humphries, Jock Perry, Dejan Vasiljevic, Abiola Atkintola and William McDowell-White.

Athletes have been selected from the Under 17 and Under 19 age groups, with the players to work under the direction of Jayco Australian Opals Head Coach Brendan Joyce and Australian Boomers Head Coach Andrej Lemanis.

For many of these athletes the Australian Development Camps were their first taste of the elite national team programs, with a vast majority of athletes having already attended an ADC.

The Australian Development Camp runs from 20-24 January 2014 at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence at the AIS in Canberra.

CLICK HERE for full list of invited athletes.