Airbnb Emus begin camp ahead of FIBA Oceania C'ships

Airbnb Emus begin camp ahead of FIBA Oceania C'ships

The start of the campaign for the 2015 FIBA Under 19 Men’s World Championships begins now, with the Airbnb Australian Emus descending on Canberra for the opening camp at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence.

Starting today, newly-appointed Airbnb Emus Head Coach Adam Caporn has named an extended squad of 21 players (and 7 reserves) for the journey through the 2014 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships to World Championships in Greece.

Several players will be missing from the five-day camp due to school commitments in the USA, while a host of BA National Centre of Excellence scholarship holders have been named along with the core of the silver medal winning team from the 2014 FIBA Under 17 Men’s World Championships will get their chance to impress at the next level.

After coming within seven points of defeating the USA and claiming gold at the Under 17 World Championships, no fewer than six players from the that team will be eager to take the next step in their development and make it two appearances on the world stage in as many years.

Headlining the Under 17 team graduates is tournament All-Star Five selection Isaac Humphries (CoE) along with teammates Dejan Vasiljevic (CoE), Thomas Wilson (CoE), Harry Froling (CoE), Kyle Clark, and Jackson White (CoE).

Coach Caporn will get his first taste of competitive action with the Airbnb Emus at the 2014 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships in Suva, Fiji from 1-6 December.

Here the Australians will come up against trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand and a host of Pacific nations in a 10-team tournament, where they will be looking to secure the region’s top-billing.

CLICK HERE to view for Airbnb Emus squad and reserves.