Monthly Archives: January 2014

2014 Women’s Festival of Wheelchair Basketball tips-off

Some of the biggest names in women’s wheelchair basketball descend on Sydney for the 2014 Wheelchair Sports NSW Women’s Festival of Wheelchair Basketball, tipping off today.

Simmons, Maker high on latest college recruiting lists

Australian young guns Ben Simmons and Thon Maker look destined to be stars of Amercian college basketball, with both figuring prominently in the latest rankings released this week by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

Boomers star Exum declares for NBA Draft

Australian Boomers young gun Dante Exum is going pro after stating his intention to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Cambage earns WCBA All-Star starting place

Jayco Australian Opals star Liz Cambage has continued her amazing second season in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association, earning a starting place in the North Team for the 2014 WCBA All-Star Game.

Aussies Abroad: Cambage, Jackson lead WCBA finals charge

The amazing numbers continue to be posted by our Jayco Australian Opals stars Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association, with both set for post-season action.

Boomers star Andersen secures French move

Australian Boomers veteran star David Andersen will return to the floor as he looks to prepare for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, signing with French team SIG Basket Strasbourg for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.

Bairstow shortlisted for major college award

Australian Boomers forward Cameron Bairstow continues to impress in his senior year of college basketball, with the University of New Mexico star named in the Wooden Award mid-season top 25 watch list.

Mills fires Spurs past Bucks in NBA

In the absence of the injured Tony Parker, Mills took on a lead scoring role for the Spurs, posting a team-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc to go with a season-high 7 assists and

Gaze fires for SMC as Maric comes up big

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LA Sparks down under - WNBA coaches running Victoria clinics

Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Head Coach Carol Ross is coming to Australia in January for a series of basketball clinics to take place in Victoria.

Aussies Abroad: Cambage drops 37 as Beijing win in WCBA

Jayco Australian Opals centre Liz Cambage continues to post big numbers for Beijing in Women’s Chinese Basketball Association action, dropping a game-high 37 points in her team’s 91-73 victory over Bayi on Saturday.

Foley out of Opals camp due to injury

The Jayco Australian Opals arrived in Canberra today for the first camp of 2014 minus one player, with Adelaide Lightning star Jess Foley forced to withdraw after suffering a facial injury during the Lightning’s road win over the Canberra Capitals in WNBL Round 14 on Saturday night.

Aussies Abroad: Mixed fortunes for Opals in China

There were mixed fortunes for Jayco Australian Opals duo Liz Cambage and Lauren Jackson in Women’s Chinese Basketball Association Round 15 action, but both still posted impressive numbers as the countdown to the WCBA finals continues.

Phillips leads trio added to Opals squad for Canberra camp

Star guard Erin Phillips has been added to the Jayco Australian Opals squad for the first camp of 2014 at the Basketball Australian National Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Canberra, starting on Sunday.

Aussies Abroad: Bairstow, Drmic inspire wins in college

The Australian quintet have started Mountain West Conference play on a winning note, with New Mexico and Boise State recording victories as the NCAA college season rolls on.

Aussies Abroad: Jackson inspires big win in China

Jayco Australian Opals star Lauren Jackson posted another monster stat line, helping her Heilongjiang team to a 74-71 win over Shenyang in Women’s Chinese Basketball Association action this week.

Vale Pamela Willmette

Basketball Australia today extended condolences to the family and friends of Pamela Willmette OAM who sadly passed away on Tuesday, aged 79.