Isaac
Years ago

2011 Opals Squad named

2011 Australian Jayco Opals Squad

Name / Club / DOB
Suzy Batkovic / Canberra Capitals / 17 December, 1980
Abby Bishop / Dandenong Rangers / 29 November, 1988
Elizabeth Cambage / Bulleen Boomers / 18 August, 1991
Stephanie Cumming / Dandenong Rangers / 26 July, 1990
Rachael Flanagan / Townsville Fire / 5 April, 1982
Hollie Grima / Aix-en-Provence, France / 16 December, 1983
Kristi Harrower / Bendigo Spirit / 4 March, 1975
Natalie Hurst / Aix-en-Provence, France / 8 April, 1983
Rachel Jarry / Bulleen Boomers / 6 December, 1991
Lauren Jackson / Seattle Storm/Canberra Capitals / 11 May, 1981
Tess Madgen / Bendigo Spirit / 12 August, 1990
Kathleen MacLeod / Dandenong Rangers / 23 October, 1986
Jenna O'Hea / Bulleen Boomers / 6 June, 1987
Elyse Penaluna / Bulleen Boomers / 23 April, 1988
Erin Phillips / Seattle Storm/ Wisla Can Pac, Poland / 19 May, 1985
Alicia Poto / Basket Lattes-Montpellier, France / 28 March, 1978
Samantha Richards / KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow, Poland / 24 February, 1983
Jennifer Screen / Umana Reyer Venezia, Italy / 26 February, 1982
Belinda Snell / Seattle Storm / Halcon Avenida, Spain / 10 January, 1981
Laura Summerton / Bracco Geas Sesto San Giovanni, Italy / 13 December, 1983
Penny Taylor / Phoenix Mercury / 24 May, 1981
Marianna Tolo / Canberra Capitals / 2 July, 1989
Kristen Veal / Logan Thunder / 24 July, 1981
Carly Wilson / Canberra Capitals / 8 July, 1982
Hanna Zavecz / Bulleen Boomers / 21 August, 1985

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jimbo  
Years ago

Nice representation from SA there

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Hooper  
Years ago

How does Poto keep getting a gig? Nicole Hunt would have to be one of the supreme point guards in the country, behind only Harrower so when is it her turn to show what she has got with the opals group? Graffie made no big calls on getting rid of those that were clearly not up to international standard at the Worlds. Good to see some young girls given a chance but Mia Newley & Camino can count themselves unlucky, both proven stars at world junior level

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LC  
Years ago

Interesting squad.

I'm also a bit miffed that a few players have been selected despite either not cutting it at International level previously or are around the age of 30 and have never been able to "make it" previously. I'm not saying they do not deserve to be "ranked" in the top echelon of players for Australia, but surely we should be picking those that are locks (i.e. Jackson, Taylor etc) but also the talented younger players that are on the periphery and may not yet have had a chance to estblish themselves on the senior international stage.

In any case, my "locks" for the Opals team are pending availability and fitness permitting are:

Jackson
Taylor
Cambage
Batkovic
Harrower
O'Hea
Snell

for mine, the above selections are no-brainers, and that leaves 5 more spots up for grabs IMO.

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blasphemy leaving erin phillips out - particularly on a SA based forum !

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sorry LC were just a bit parochial ;-P

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Anon  
Years ago

Ebzery was very unlucky to miss out

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yes she was tearing it up last season

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