ATHLETES NAMED FOR SELECTION CAMP AHEAD OF 2017 FIBA UNDER-16 ASIA CUP

ATHLETES NAMED FOR SELECTION CAMP AHEAD OF 2017 FIBA UNDER-16 ASIA CUP

As international basketball moves into a new qualification era for FIBA World Championships, Basketball Australia has named the athletes to attend the selection camp for the Australian Crocs and Sapphires ahead of the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asia Cup.

The selection camps will be held from September 4-6 at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence in Canberra with 12 athletes then chosen to represent their country at the FIBA U16 Asia Cup.

While the venue and date for the men’s event is yet to be finalised, the women will compete in Bengaluru, India from October 22-28 in the same location as the Opals’ FIBA Asia Cup last month.

The impressive group of 18 males and females has been chosen after observing athletes at the Australian Under-18 and Under-16 Junior Championships as well as performances in their respective state and territory high performance programs.

The Sapphires team, including athletes from Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales, will take part in a series of on-court sessions and scrimmages at the selection camp.

“I am very happy with the squad we have selected for the camp in September,” said women’s team mentor Shannon Seebohm.

“There is a high level of talent and athleticism and it is an exciting group.

“The players we have chosen will give us the ability to implement a similar style of play to the one we had success with in 2016 [when the Sapphires won the World Championship gold medal].”

Crocs coach Justin Schueller was similarly impressed with the talent pool from Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia as he prepares for his first campaign at the helm of the Under-17 men.

“We are excited for the guys that have made the squad to this point and we can’t wait to get started,” Schueller said.

“The athletes have demonstrated their abilities in the areas we value and we believe it is a versatile and exciting group.”

The Australian Sapphires Selection Camp Squad for the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asia Cup:

First NameSurnameState
GeorgeAmooreVic Country
IsobelAnsteyVic Metro
AgnesEmma-NnopouVic Country
AlexandraFowlerQld North
HannahHankSA Metro
AshleeHannanQld South
ShylaHealNSW Metro
ElizaHollingsworthVic Metro
PhoebeJohnsonNSW Country
JadeMelbourneVic Country
IsabelPalmerNSW Country
Last-TearPoaVic Metro
OliviaPollerdVic Country
GemmaPotterVic Metro
KelseyReesSA Metro
ErinRileyVic Metro
IsabellaStratfordSA Country
GabriellaVidmarSA Metro

The Australian Crocs Selection Camp Squad for the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asia Cup

First NameSurnameState
ToluwaleyiAdebayoVic Metro
TaranArmstrongTasmania
JoelCapatolaVic Metro
HunterClarkeTasmania
DonovanCroweQld South
SebastianGriffinSA Metro
LiamHerbertVic Country
LukeJacksonWA Metro
Hunter-JackMaddenNSW Metro
HaydenMeakesSA Metro
JayRantallVic Country
JacobRichardsTasmania
WaniSwaka Lo BulukWA Metro
LukeTraversWA Metro
PaulTsapatolisVic Metro
TamuriWignessQld North
KobeWilliamsonVic Metro
JoshWoodfordVic Metro
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