Preparations step up for U17 World C'ships
32 of Australia's brightest young basketball stars will descend on the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence at the AIS in Canberra next week as preparations swing into full gear ahead of the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships.
The Under 17 men’s and Jayco women’s programs have each invited 16 athletes for the second camp of this cycle, which runs from 29 August until 1 September.
Prior to securing a place in next year's World Championships, the Australian teams must first defeat trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand at the 2013 U17 FIBA Oceania Championships being held at Knox from 26-28 September.
The 2014 FIBA Under 17 Men’s World Championships will be held in the Middle East for the first time, with Dubai to host the tournament from 7-17 August next year.
The 2014 FIBA Under 17 Women’s World Championships will take place in Slovakia from 26 June to 6 July next year.