Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jayco Opals duo on the verge of WNBA history

Jayco Australian Opals duo Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor are on the verge of creating WNBA history when their Phoenix Mercury take on the Minnesota Lynx on Friday morning AEST in search of their 17th consecutive victory.

Jayco Gems squad named for September camp

The journey to the 2015 FIBA Under 19 World Championship for Women begins for the Jayco Australian Gems as they descend on the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Canberra from 20-23 September.

Airbnb U17 Men start Euro prep for FIBA U17 World C'ship

The Airbnb Australian Under 17 Men’s Team have begun their preparations for the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship in Europe, opening the tour against Puerto Rico in France overnight.

Basketball legend remains key piece of Boomers program

He is one of the most influential figures in the development of Australian basketball and now Dr Adrian Hurley OAM has returned to the Airbnb Australian Boomers program to see the fruits of his lifetime of labour.

Big win sends Jayco Opals legend Jenni Screen off in style

The Jayco Australian Opals produced the perfect send off for retiring legend Jenni Screen, thrashing Mozambique 88-36 to complete and clean sweep of their tour of Japan tonight.

Jayco Opals legend Jenni Screen calls time on her career

The curtain has fallen on the career of one of the Jayco Australian Opals most unheralded heroes, with Jenni Screen announcing her retirement from women’s national team program following the final game of the team’s tour of Japan against Mozambique tonight.

Airbnb Boomers Team named for 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Airbnb Australian Boomers Team to compete at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

Basketball Australia Appoints Deputy Chair

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce Rob Marcolina has been appointed Deputy Chair of the organisation’s Board, effective immediately.

Cambage leads Jayco Opals past Japan

The Jayco Australian Opals produced a dominant second half performance to maintain their unbeaten Tour of Japan, defeating the Japanese 67-52 in Yamagata today, led by 24 points and 14 rebounds from Liz Cambage.

Belinda Snell inspires Jayco Opals to win over Japan B

The Jayco Australian Opals have made it two wins from two games on their tour of Japan, posting a comprehensive 91-52 win over Japan B in Akita today, highlighted by a brilliant first-half shooting performance from veteran Belinda Snell.

Leilani Mitchell seals comeback win for Jayco Opals

Two clutch free throws from Leilani Mitchell have secured the Jayco Australian Opals a thrilling 80-79 win over Japan in the opening fixture of their four-game tour in Akita tonight.

Australian Boomers sign Airbnb as naming rights sponsor

Basketball Australia and Airbnb today announced a new deal which will see the global leader in community-driven hospitality become the naming rights sponsor to the men’s national team program.

Jayco Opals tour of Japan streaming LIVE

Fans will be able to watch the Jayco Australian Opals tour of Japan, with the four-game tour streaming LIVE online as we draw closer to the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Motum earns NBA training camp invite from Utah Jazz

Australian Boomers rising star Brock Motum received some good news before hopping on the plane back to Australia for the upcoming Boomers training camp, with the Utah Jazz inviting the 23-year-old to their training camp in preparation for the 2014/15 NBA season.

Boomers' Bairstow signs contract with Chicago Bulls

Australian Boomers forward Cameron Bairstow has officially become the sixth Australian in the NBA, signing a contract with the team that selected him at 49th overall in last month’s NBA Draft – the Chicago Bulls.

WNBL Survey: Have your say on the league

Basketball Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission, is conducting a review of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL).

Stars lead Jayco Opals set for Japan tour

The Jayco Australian Opals have named a 12-player squad for the upcoming tour of Japan departing on Tuesday as the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women draws near.

Boomers star in NBA Summer League

The Australian invasion of the 2014 NBA Summer League has already caught the eye, with a host of Boomers stars making an impact in Las Vegas.