Luuuc
Two years ago

Opals - 2017 FIBA Women's Asia Cup

FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017 - 23-29 July Bangalore, India.

Tournament Website

Teams competing: [FIBA Ranking]
- Australia [4]
- China [10]
- Chinese Taipei [34]
- Japan [13]
- New Zealand [38]
- North Korea [64]
- Philippines [49]
- South Korea [15]


Time to start thinking about Opals squads.

The tournament clashes with the WNBA season, so as it stands right now that likely rules out:
- Leilani Mitchell
- Sami Whitcomb
- Bec Allen
- Steph Talbot
- Cayla George
- plus our head coach

No clash with other seasons, so hopefully that means everyone else will be available for selection.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

IMO

Mansfield/Clydesdale
Cumming/Cole/Seekamp
Blicavs/Kunek
Griffin/Mijovic
Cambage/Bunton/Scherf

No tolo, ohea, jarry or Lavey.
Give some other players an opportunity.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

I agree it's a good opportunity for some younger players.
But keep in mind that there are some decent teams in the tournament so we can't afford to take it too lightly.
I'd still be including some more experienced players in the mix, for leadership as much as for results.

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Anon  
Two years ago

Mansfield/Lavey
O'Hea/Cumming/Garrick
Blicavs/Jarry
Bishop/Griffin/Mijovic
Cambage/Tolo

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Not going to give Clydesdale a look in?

We only have to beat South Korea to qualify.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

^ It's high time that Cumming was an Opal!

I'll go with

Mansfield/Clydesdale
Cumming/Ebzery/Phillips
Blicavs/Jarry
Griffin/Mijovic
Cambage/Tolo/Bunton

... though it's looking a tad top-heavy. I'd prefer youth, but am tempted to swap Bunton for Bishop just for team balance. No need to be too big vs the Asian teams IMO.

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{  
Two years ago

seem to recall japan pushed us big time recently and china just keeps getting better

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Exactly.^

China have 4 6'7-6'10 post players in development and a plethora of almost identical pgs.

Japan are super quick.

Not sure about nz...
Women's program is getting better but no real threat.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What happened to the camp they were meant to have in Phoenix early May? It either didn't happen or Liz skipped out because she's been steady DJing around the country.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^ apparently not enough players were available from the 30 they named in the squad for a camp, Lizzie was DJing that same week so she was one of them, be interesting how she goes with her WNBL commitments and her DJ aspirations if she cant for go for Opals commitments Boomers have no hope LOL

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Melb Fan  
Two years ago

I thought I read the camp didn't go ahead due to the players and/or BA not getting travel paperwork done in time as well as the players not being able to attend. iirc the camp will be in June though I'm not sure how that would work because surely Sandy would have greater commitments and travel with the Mercury. Perhaps it will be held in Australia - but I've got no clue.

Does anyone know of the list of players who were/are invited for the first camp?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Can someone record this and put it on YT?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Clearly Mansfield should start.

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known  
Two years ago

Snell????????? Really???

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yeah great shooter, but why are we taking 36year olds.

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Anon  
Two years ago

Why is Ebzery there??, this is Not great basketball from any of them really, though Smith is certainly holding her own.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hodges too slow..

Should put more faith in the youth.

Smith, Scherf, Wallace etc...

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Anon  
Two years ago

Hodges very slow, so to Snell,

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

LaveySnellHodges

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Lavey < Clydesdale
Snell < Wallace
Hodges < Scherf

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Alpha  
Two years ago

Mansfield - best on the floor, looks like having lots of fun

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Anon  
Two years ago

Thought chambers was head coac, looks like Austin Powers mini me is calling the shots.....since when has he even been on the coaching staff

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^ he's been on staff since the moment they hired Brondello. We all knew this is what would happen.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Olaf is the main man.

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Anon  
Two years ago

And BA are paying him.....you seriously do need to question what actually goes on at BA and with Jan Sterling !

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