AUSTRALIAN UNDER-19 GEMS SQUAD TRIMMED AHEAD OF SELECTION CAMP

AUSTRALIAN UNDER-19 GEMS SQUAD TRIMMED AHEAD OF SELECTION CAMP

As preparations continue for the 2017 FIBA World Championships from July 22-30, the Australian Under-19 Gems squad has been cut to 15.

That squad will head to Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence (CoE) for a selection camp on June 4-7 from which 12 players will be selected to represent Australia at the World Championships.

The Gems advanced through the FIBA Oceania tournament late last year to qualify for the World Champs and eleven players who were present at the 107-52 gold medal victory over New Zealand remain in the squad.

Rounding out the rest of the team are Chelsea Brook and Anneli Maley who competed in the 2016/17 WNBL season, CoE athlete Rebecca Pizzey and Morgan Yaegar from the University of Oregon.

The draw for the Under-19 World Championships has already been confirmed with the Gems drawn into Group D.

Australia's Schedule for the Under-19 Women's World Championships (all times AEST):
July 22: Australia vs. Japan at 9.30pm
July 24: Australia vs. Mexico at 12.15am
July 25: Australia vs. Hungary 10.00pm
July 26: Round of 16
July 28: Quarter-Finals
July 29: Semi-Finals
July 30: Bronze and Gold medal games

The Gems will be aiming to get on the podium for the third straight time after winning bronze medals in 2015 and 2013 while they were also silver medalists in 1997 and gold medalists in 1993.

The Australian Under-19 Gems Selection Camp Squad:

Surname Given Names D.O.B. State
Aokuso Zitina Lusia 23/11/1998 Queensland
Bibby Chloe Louise 15/06/1998 Victoria
Brook Chelsea Abbey 29/07/1998 South Australia
Conti Monique Pauline 9/12/1999 Victoria
Cubillo Abby Lorna 18/05/1999 Northern Territory
Horvat Chantel Anais 1/06/1998 Victoria
Magbegor Eziyoda Uzezi 13/08/1999 Victoria
Maley Anneli Sara 1/09/1998 Victoria
McSpadden Lara Gweneth 2/04/1999 New South Wales
Pizzey Rebecca Kathleen 27/01/1999 Victoria
Rocci Maddison Louise 1/06/1998 Victoria
Rowe Kiera Brianna 9/01/1999 Victoria
Shelley Jazmin Pamela 13/05/2000 Victoria
Simons Samantha Kate 31/01/2000 South Australia
Yaeger Morgan Page 18/04/1998 South Australia
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