Years ago

U19 Emus Squad announced

Basketball Australia is proud to announce its 22-man squad for the Under 19 men's basketball team ahead of the 2007 FIBA U19 world championship, which will take place from July 12-22 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

The squad will undergo a camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra from March 7-10, followed by two further camps at the same location from April 9-12 and May 7-10, where the number of squad members will be reduced.

The near-final squad will then tour France from May 29 until June 13 before a pre-worlds tournament (the Global Games) in Dallas, Texas from July 1-8.

Following their success at the U20 Nationals in Ballarat last week, eight New South Welshman have been named in the squad, along with five Queenslanders, three Victorians, three West Australians, two South Australians and one athlete from the ACT, Patrick Mills.

Mills received the R.E. Staunton Medal for the second year running at the U20 Nationals last week after averaging an amazing 37.2 points per game. He also led the tournament in steals per game (4.3) and minutes per game (averaging 38.4 of a possible 40) while ranking second in assists per game (5.2).

Basketball Australia would like to congratulate all those athletes selected.

The squad:
Anotoly Bose, NSW / North Sydney
Christopher Cedar, Qld / Townsville
Steven Costanzo, Qld / Townsville
Matthew Dellavedova, Vic / Maryborough / AIS
Tyson Demos, NSW / Wollongong / AIS
Ben Dowdell, NSW / Shoalhaven / AIS
Trent Fildes, SA / Forestville
Cameron Gliddon, WA / Bunbury / AIS
Christopher Goulding, Qld / Southern Districts
Shane Harris-Tunks, NSW / Liverpool / AIS
Daniel Jackson, NSW / Wollongong
Daniel Johnson, WA / Willeton / AIS
Ben Louis, Vic / Dandenong / AIS
Patrick Mills, ACT / Shadows / AIS
Andrew Ogilvy, NSW / Hills / AIS
Kevin Probert, Vic / Bendigo
Shannon Seebohm, SA / Millicent / AIS
Ben Smith, WA / Mandura / AIS
Clint Steindl, Qld / Mackay / AIS
Nate Tomlinson, NSW / Sutherland
Tom Wright, NSW / North Sydney
Mitch Young, Qld / Logan / AIS

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Years ago

No Jordan Dodman, Oh well, off to play footy again then. maybe last year was a waste for him, he may have been drafted this year and be on an AFL list by now if he hadn't wasted his time with the sixers...

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Years ago

Had Dodman been in a program over the past year that would have worked with him and developed him he may not have struggled at nationals and thus made the team. but it showed he was way off the pace, and speaking to a few elite level coaches over there they credited his drop off to the Sixers program or lack there of

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Years ago

Dodman got invited but due to injury he had to pull out.

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Years ago

yeah isn't he having real trouble with his ankle?

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Years ago

Injury? Not a case of pulled heart strings?

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Years ago

Ankle was fine and not the reason he isnt in the Emus team, he did miss camp because of injury but had he played well last week he would have still been in the squad. just isnt upto it anymore.great kid though!

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Years ago

On a positive note-well done fiddles on making Emus squad- credit i believe to your hard work at nationals

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Years ago

Well done Trent. Wish you all the best and hope you do well in the States.

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Years ago

I was going to say "injured" he just played the whole State Champs!

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Country Cousins  
Years ago

Jordon Dodman

Don't waste your time any more with the orange ball - AFL is your game

Do what your heart says NOW and not what other people who bullshit to you want you too.

You get once chance at life - do not regret it.

So what you missed on an overseas trip - the money you make playing footy you will be able to go where ever you want.

Walk away now son

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Years ago

It would be good to get the real story on Jordan. He is a great kid and a red hot talent. I would have thought a year in an NBL programme would have taken him ahead leaps and bounds. We know he was injured at the end of NBL season and maybe this affected Nationals. But he has been a regular member of the Australian Junior teams for a number of years. Not many others in that team have already played NBL. Could someone who knows the real story fill us in?

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Years ago

maybe the fact he cant use his body inside and half his rebounds are off his own missed shots in the paint could be the reason he didnt make it... just my opinion, which we know will be shot down by some people in here

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Years ago

nate tomlinson that kid has real heart and determination he is a born leader. shane harris tunks very talented can looses his cool easily

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Years ago

who do people think will make the actual team?

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Years ago

ONLY those players at the AIS, maybe Goulding or Probert with outside chance, but the interstaters more like cannon fodder.

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