Yearly Archives: 2014

Gliders name 2014 World Championship squad

The Australian Gliders women’s national wheelchair basketball team have named a 20-player squad to be considered for the final team for the 2014 IWBF Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships to be held in Toronto, Canada in June.

Jayco Opals name squad for Gold Coast training camp

The Jayco Australian Opals are bound for the Gold Coast later this month, with a 20-strong squad named for the upcoming training camp tipping off on April 13.

Aussies Abroad: Ingles advances to Euroleague QFs

Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles and his Maccabi Tel-Aviv team have secured passage to the Euroleague quarter finals after rounding out the Top 16 phase with a 94-92 win over Bayern Munich on Friday.

Bishop withdraws from World Championship consideration

Abby Bishop has informed Basketball Australia she will not be available for consideration for selection for the Jayco Australian Opals team to compete at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Basketball Australia welcomes ASC's Sports Tally 2014

Basketball Australia today welcomed the Australian Sports Commission’s Sports Tally 2014, which shows basketball has made solid progress in key areas under Winning Edge.

Interview: Brad Newley

It’s hard to believe that Australian Boomers star Brad Newley is only 29 years of age, with his emergence as a young star of the NBL and the national team program happening 10 years ago.

Gliders close tour with win over USA

The Australian Gliders have completed their tour of Canada and the USA with a closeout victory over the USA in the final game of the 2014 Lakeshore Cup in Alabama.

Aussies Abroad: Boomers Mills and Delly star in NBA

The rise of Australian Boomers star Matthew Dellavedova continues to gain momentum, with the 23-year-old rookie producing a career night to inspire the Cleveland Cavaliers to a nail-biting win on Thursday.

Rollers name extended squad for 2014 World Championships

The Australian Rollers men’s national wheelchair basketball team have named a 21-player squad in contention for selection to represent the team at the 2014 IWF Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Incheon, South Korea.

Gliders earn strong win over Japan at Lakeshore Cup

The Australian Gliders have begun the 2014 Lakeshore Cup by splitting their opening two games of the tournament, going down to the USA before rebounding to defeat the Japan on Wednesday.

Opals star excited by new generation

The excitement is tangible around the Jayco Australian Opals, with some of the squad’s biggest stars thrilled by the young talent coming through the ranks.

Rollers draw tough group for World Championships

The Australian Rollers will face European trio Germany, Sweden and Italy in their group, following the official draw for the 2014 IWBF Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in South Korea.

John Maddock award BA Life Membership

Legendary basketball player and administrator John Maddock has received one of the sport’s highest honours as he was awarded life membership of Basketball Australia at the Annual General Meeting in Sydney this weekend.

Aussies Abroad: NBA and Euro stars shine

It was another productive week for the Australian Boomers NBA contingent, with big numbers posted across the board as the regular season enters the final stretch.

Basketball Australia welcomes new Board Members

Basketball Australia today welcomed three new faces to its Board following elections held at the 2013 Annual General Meeting in Sydney on the weekend.

Gliders end Toronto Challenge with big win

The Australian Gliders exacted their revenge on Canada, closing out the Toronto Challenge with a nail-biting 58-55 win over the hosts on Saturday as they now prepare to for the Lakeshore Cup in Alabama.

Big names return for Opals Canberra camp

A star-studded Jayco Australian Opals squad descend on Canberra on Sunday, with several big names welcomed into camp for the first time in preparation for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Aussies Abroad: Delly stars and March Madness continues

The NCAA Tournament has already thrown up some exciting results for the Australian contingent as March Madness continues this week.