Player

Elizabeth Cambage

N/A DOB: 18 Aug 1991 Height: 203 cm Position: Centre Number: 1

Hometown: Melbourne, VIC

Junior Association: Dandenong (VIC)

Current Club: N/A

International Debut: 2008

Biography

One of the brightest young stars in Australian sport, Cambage has announced herself as the face of the next generation of talent to lead the Australian Opals into a new era.

Emerging on national team scene in 2008, Cambage quickly established herself as an Opals regular, earning selection for the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

It was her performances for the Bulleen Boomers that drew major plaudits, helping the team win their first WNBL Championship in club history and claim the 2011 WNBL MVP. If that wasn’t enough, Cambage joined the growing number of Australians in the WNBA, taken at number two overall by the Tulsa Shock in the 2011 WNBA Draft.

The eyes of the world were on Cambage in London as she became the first player ever to dunk in women’s Olympic competition on her way to helping the Opals win the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Coming off a memorable debut season in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) that saw her led the Zhejiang Far East team to the WCBA Finals, Cambage returned to the WNBA and enjoyed her most productive season with the Shock.

Injury brought an early end to her campaign, before returning to China – this time with Beijing. Cambage enjoyed another outstanding season, becoming a WCBA All-Star for the second time.

Cambage announced her return to the WNBL, signing for her junior club the Dandenong Rangers for the 2014/15 season.

The talented centre moved to back to China in 2015, signing with Shanghai Baoshan Dahua in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association before being named in the Opals team for Rio 2016.

Taking some time off following the Olympics, Cambage will be weighing up her options for next season with possibilities open to her around the world after a season in China in which she averaged over 26 points per contest while at Rio, she was one of only two players to average a double-double with 23.5 points (first) and 10.3 rebounds (second).

Previous Clubs:

2007-2009 – AIS (WNBL)
2009-2012 – Bulleen Boomers (WNBL)
2011-Current – Tulsa Shock (WNBA)
2012-2013 – Zhejiang Far East (China)
2013-2014 – Beijing (China)
2014-2015 - Dandenong Rangers (WNBL)
2015-2016 - Shanghai Dahua (China)

Major Awards:

Olympic Games: 2012 (Bronze)
FIBA World Championship: 2010
Maher Medal (International Player of the Year): 2012
WNBL Champion: 2011
WNBL MVP: 2011
WNBL All-Star Five: 2010, 2011
WNBA All-Star: 2011
WNBA All-Rookie First Team: 2011
WCBA All-Star: 2013, 2014
FIBA U19 World Championship All-Star Five: 2009

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