LC
Two years ago

World Uni Games this weekend

The Emerging Opals and Boomers start their World Uni Games campaigns in Taipei this weekend.

Had a chat with Emerging Boomers assistant coach Jamie O'Loughlin before he headed off. He explained the selection process and their preparation.

Emerging Boomers aiming high despite limited preparation

The Emerging Opals beat Japan and Canada, losing to
USA in a warm up tournament in Tokyo.

Emerging Opals finish Four Nations Tournament with a 2-1 record

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

World University Games Schedule: Emerging Boomers (all times AEST)

Pool D
August 20: Australia vs Ukraine at 2:30pm
August 21: Australia vs Lithuania at 5:00pm
August 23: Australia vs Israel at 5:00pm
August 24: Australia vs Russia at 2:30pm
August 25: Australia vs Mozambique at 12:00pm
August 27: Quarterfinals
August 28: Semifinals
August 29: Grand Final

Official Schedule
Emerging Boomers

Kyle ADNAM | Melbourne United
Emmett NAAR | Saint Mary's
Dejan VASILJEVIC | Miami
Matthew KENYON | Brisbane Bullets
Tanner KREBS | Saint Mary’s
Xavier COOKS | Winthrop
Jack MCVEIGH | Nebraska
Rhys VAGUE | Perth Wildcats
Craig MOLLER | Melbourne United
Tyrell HARRISON | Brisbane Bullets
Duop REATH | Louisiana State
Gorjok GAK | Florida State

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Bear  
Two years ago

Thanks for the update LC, also great to see Jamie O'Loughlin with this group, looking forward to hearing how they go. Is there any video feeds or telecast do you know?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

A reminder the Games will be live on Eurosport.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cheers anon

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How do you watch euro sports ?????? :))

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LC  
Two years ago

Foxtel

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Where did you get the info on Eurosport showing the games? I have looked at the Foxtel guide for Eurosport and it is only showing swimming, diving, fencing, artistic gymnastics and athletics.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Re-read original post it stats "Games" (note capitalisation) will be televised, as in the World Uni Games/Universiade. What events will be on no idea. sounds like no bball. Last time they showed a lot of it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

states

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Some of the games are being live streamed on livestream.com/fisu.

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LC  
Two years ago

First Emerging Boomers game at 2:30pm AEST today

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

18 all quarter time. Disjointed offence

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Down by 5 at half time. Lack of a 5 man hurting, some of the guard defence leaves a bit to be desired. Not noting the players makes it hard to no who's doing well. Number 5 offensively 8 defensively doing well.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Terrible in the post..

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I'm certain we are getting a fair call from refs, but offence has hurt and some of the subs no idea...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Loss by 4. Lack of big 5 man killed us. There two bigs were monsters.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Who was this game against?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Ukraine.

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LC  
Two years ago

Dejan Vasiljevic led all scorers with 28 points (10-of-23 FG) including five three-pointers, while Xavier Cooks contributed a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds with 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. They were the only two Australian's to score in double figures, as the Ukraine made Australia pay at the free throw line, making 23-of-31 at the charity stripe compared to the UniRoo’s 13-of-17.

Emerging Boomers fall to Ukraine in World Uni Games opener

Includes links to full replay and box score.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Aus top scorer 10/23 played well , there top scorer 11/15 inside, and only played 23 minutes.
Other than nick Kenyon all Nbl guys less than 15 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So USA send a school not a combine team?
This year it is Purdue representing them.
Is this correct.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I think they sent Kansas a couple of years ago, after really struggling to get it organised as a junior national thing. So, yes, at the moment they just send a college team.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Thanks

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yes, they send a college team to represent the nation now. More cohesion.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Live now

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Odd that it's 23 an under tournament but they have guys who aren't even 20 y.o

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Not a great rebounding team...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Eh? Under 23 includes athletes under 20. You can start uni at 18/19.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Just saying they were better off giving 22-23y.o a shot seeing as though the games are every 2 years.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Last 1/4 lazy mode.

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Benno  
Two years ago

DJ can really shoot it

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Pity he's only 6'2 and a terrible defender.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Ah yeah got you. Strange should have top years more than bottom you're right.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I think Australia play under 23 but it can be under 25. Dejan very good, not certain why there playing three guards most of time, good result though.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I remember the under23s from the 90s with Anstey, Trahair, MacKinnon etc

Can only imagine how well a team with Simmons, Bolden, T Maker, Exum, Adel, Humphries etc would go now as under23s.
And yes its only hypothetical of course.

Different era now with more college and NBA talent

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I  
Two years ago

What about the women

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LC  
Two years ago

Australia have survived a late scare against Lithuania, claiming a thrilling 84-82 win.

The Emerging Boomers led by 16 points heading into the final term, however lost the last quarter 26-12. They managed to hold their nerve late to claim their first win of the tournament.

Emerging Boomers survive late scare against Lithuania

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Anon  
Two years ago

Women get narrow win, 78/71 against Lithuania


https://data.2017.gov.taipei/atos/prod/resTP2017/pdf/TP2017/BK/TP2017_BK_C73_BKW400D02.pdf

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LC  
Two years ago

Australia's Emerging Opals have started their Summer Universiade campaign in the best way possible, following up the Emerging Boomers’ victory over Lithuania with one of their own, emerging 78-71 victors. Lauren Scherf led five players in double figures with 19 points, and also racked up 11 rebounds and an impressive seven blocks.

Five players in double figures as Emerging Opals top Lithuania

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Who coaches the COE athletes while Veal is away?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Paton

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Don't understand why you would bring Turner, Brook and mckay if they aren't going to play.

Could have been a great opportunity for other potential opals.

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Anon  
Two years ago

Turner apparently has a pre exsisting injury.....why the hell take her, BA wasting more money as usual

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You had smith, a.froling, ciabbitoni an about 5 other college kids who could have benefited by playing this tournament.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Mijovic

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LC  
Two years ago

Australia's Emerging Opals have made it a perfect two-from-two start at the Summer Universiade, backing up yesterday’s win over Lithuania with a 69-37 victory over Argentina.

Lauren Scherf and Darcee Garbin led the scoring for the Australians with 17 and 15 points respectively to set up a fight for top spot in the team’s final pool game against Russia on Wednesday.

Emerging Opals continue perfect start with win over Argentina

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Anon  
Two years ago

Smith was in the team but got picked into,opals so Brooks was her replacement,
Don't think Mijovic is at uni, but could be wrong.
Theybshouldbhavevtryoutsvfirbthesevteams not just puck the former ais players on name only

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Anon  
Two years ago

Women loose to Russia by 5 , turnovers were costly,

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

crazy decisions being made by ba.
Tournament should be used for developing potential opals.

Sending 19y.o players seems pretty silly to me.

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LC  
Two years ago

The Emerging Opals have fallen agonisingly short of Russia in a thrilling contest 58-63, advancing to the quarterfinals despite being relegated to second position in Pool D at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei.

Emerging Opals fall to Russia, advance to quarterfinals

USA look to be Australia's opponent on the QF's on Friday

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LC  
Two years ago

srael's hot shooting in the fourth quarter saw the Emerging Boomers come up short in a 72-89 loss at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, leaving them with a 1-2 record after three games.

Israel too hot for ice-cold Emerging Boomers

Next game vs Russia at 2:30pm AEST which will be live streamed.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hot shooting normally means poor defence, the college guys seem to be getting most minutes.

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Bear  
Two years ago

On the age issue, I think it was broadly acknowledged that there was a lack of available athletes to go to this event, so those selected were very much from a small group of those actually available, and good enough to compete.

DJ was a bit hot and cold, as most shooters get at times, but is obviously very talented. Our reliance on 3 point shooting to win, however, shouldn't be so much in the favour of one or two players IMHO.

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Anon  
Two years ago

You do realise it's supposed to be an Un23 event, so of course you will have younger players, the biggest issue is not who was or wasn't available , but more the fact they did not bother to try out players to find not only the most suitable but also the ones who can play well together.
Thebwomens team is a perfect example of this

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Russia are deplorable!!
Better matches at under 20 nationals.
Considering a USA college is unbeaten yet shows this is not rated or college basketball is miles ahead of anything else.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

College team would have more cohesion as every opponent is a representative team.

And of course they are way ahead. No one really take Universiade seriously. Not sure what the point of it is actually.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

takes*

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LC  
Two years ago

Pretty sure those playing take the games seriously.

The Emerging Boomers are back on the winners list at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, easily accounting for Russia 89-71 in their penultimate group stage match.

https://pickandroll.com.au/emerging-boomers-cruise-important-win-russia/

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paul  
Two years ago

The US won one of the first seven WUG basketball titles this century sending combined teams, then last time decided to send just one team and it worked.

It's clever, send a team that knows each other to play other teams who don't so much.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

A lot of these Aussie players have been playing together for years. Aus, state teams, local clubs, ais. It's not familiarity, it's the players chosen.

3-4 players on both sides should not be there.
If not aiming to win, then it should be for Boomers or opals development.

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hoopie  
Two years ago

Foxtel advertised the Aus v Rus men's game for 6am this morning. Instead we got track & field.

They also advertise it for 2:30 this arvo. Let's see if they deliver THIS TIME.

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paul  
Two years ago

There's a big difference between some players having played together at some point under different coaches, compared to a whole team that trains and plays together now under the same coach.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yeah paul I'm stumped ppl don't get it. Rep team vs. day to day team is not the same.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Looks like emerging boomers will end up 4th in group after tonight's game, are these coaches held accountable, some of the game time stats look very average, Adnam around 15mins a game and Moller 10, must have been a gun team for these to get little time, no certain the results show this though.

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Alpha  
Two years ago

Accountable? You must be joking, Radford will be probably promoted, same as his buddy Caporn after failing to qualify for the U19 world's. Lost the game against Ukraine and almost against Lithuania after leading by 22, the guy is a joke. Seems like the good coaches are against the establishment and overlooked.

In this structure he had to play Adnam far more, the team looked very fluid and dangerous with him on the court. I am not sure about Moller, apart from his athleticism he looked lost from time to time but that may not be his fault, maybe just played a wrong spot. And we had no real post game - Gak was good at times but we needed another big to create pressure.

Anyway the guys should be congratulated - it was not really an easy group. They beat Lithuania which will top the group, with a half decent coach we could have won the game against Ukraine and that would be us then. At least a bit of excitement after the Asia Cup. And looking forward to watching these guys in NBL and NCAA, good luck to them.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It is surprising to see caporn still in a major role.

The seabl team has been terrible.
7th at u19s in 2015.
Didn't even qualify for u19s this year.


Perry taking over?
after winning u17 oceanias and qualifying for u18 asias.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This should be the new coaching lineup imo.

Lemanis-Boomers
Brondello-Opals
Perry-U19 men
Veal-U19 women
Schueller-U17 men
Seebohm-U17 women

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

They were staring with 3 guards, Kenyan playing the 3, Moller is a 3/4 and plays team first, they could've used a bit of that out there. Some of the guys defence and shot selection was ordinary. The tv camera hardly ever went to Australia time outs, would've been good to see what the instructions were.

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Roofman  
Two years ago

As I understand the team was thrown together at the eleventh hour and had three warm up games in the week leading into the tournament. Compare with Lithuania, who were in China in June and Serbia (another group I know) who had several weeks more than Australia (there are teams that I know). Funding issues perhaps? From reading Ian Stacker's blog there are certainly governing issues with BA but isn't it a bit simple to say it's simply a case of players good, coaches bad.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The simple case is BA are useless.

So the Lithunaia team Sydney Kings played in China was their uni team from the sounds of it? Interesting. Good preparation.

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Roofman  
Two years ago

I think you're probably right about the China game anon. That's why it goes to show in many of these tournaments preparation trumps many things.You would think that sponsors would be falling over themselves to line up with BA at the moment given talent and recent results for men and women (women Rio's performance was an abberation).

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

From what I have heard Radford put that team together after numerous athletes couldn't do it. How is that his fault?
He would have to be regarded as one of the best high performance coaches in Australia. A program that has to draw from a tiny pool of athletes and they still manage to beat the powerhouse states.
3 or 4 years as an Assistant Coach in the NBL yet he still isn't good enough.
He wasn't the head Coach of the U19's team so why shouldn't he get given the U19's? Why does Perry get it? He coached Vic Metro to Gold (which isn't hard) and he coaches Dandenong with a budget higher than anyone else.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What powerhouse team has Tas beaten since he has taken over!!!
Politics of Australian basketball.
They lose to Vic by 40 every game.
Qld boy only there because Radford is feathering his nest!!
Tas couldn't field a side in Under 20 girls 2017 and pulled the boys in 2016.
Not sure I would be bragging.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Nbl assistant coach under Clarke, that worked well. Maybe ask Adelaide supporters what they think. Jobs for the boy's.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

They beat Vic Country & NSW Metro this year at U16's so maybe learn a thing or two before you start criticizing. And I wonder what do you coach? Junior Big V level and you think you deserve a shot?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Aus girls beat USA to advance to the semis.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NSW have been down for 3 years.
Vic country no idea
No criticism, just fact.
I think he is a good coach,but don't go the Tas thing. Qld North won this year in 16s. They have a limited pool!!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Just to add.
Tas have beaten NSW long before M Radford.

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LC  
Two years ago

Australia's Emerging Opals have advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 World University Games after defeating the USA 76-69 in a stunning team performance.

Despite trailing by 11 at quarter time, the Emerging Opals outscored the USA 43-24 across the middle two periods to set up the impressive 7 point win.

Emerging Opals stun USA, book semifinal berth

Australia crushed Mozambique 87-58 in their final preliminary contest at the 2017 World University Games, and will now await final preliminary games to determine if they progress to the quarterfinals or play off for positions 9-12.

Emerging Boomers crush Mozambique

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Was the female US team also a college team?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yes, it was the Maryland terrapins college team.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Oh. They're no UConn.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Nooo far from it. Imagine if they could choose any college player.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The Australian team would look a little different if Tupaea, Froling, Smith & Mijovic were available.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

LOL at the articles and blogs blowing this win up without any clue/context about what it was actually worth

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^Speaking of people without a clue....

The Americans were overwhelming favourites with the bookies. Emerging Opals win was paying $10+.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If they were choosing the best possible, could have added..

Talbot
Mijovic
Smith
Froling
Ciabbitoni
Tupaea

A couple of others..

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Who are the emerging opals really?
I only see 3 maybe 4 players making it to the senior team.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wow, defense sucks.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How does Lucas keep getting Aussie rep jobs?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Depth is non existent and Clydesdale is no where near an opals senior spot.

Likely a Russia-Aussie rematch.

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LC  
Two years ago

A lot of A-graders missing from the men's team too. Availability has a lot to do with it.

Meanwhile...the Emerging Opals booked a place in the gold medal game!

Emerging Opals playing for gold after beating Chinese Taipei

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

""Depth is non existent and Clydesdale is no where near an opals senior spot.

Likely a Russia-Aussie rematch.""

well Mansfield was schooled on Rangers last game by not only Toddhunter but Antoniadou, both burned her up and down the court and shut her down big time defensively, the time before that Clydesdale took her ""too"" school.
so reckon if Mansfield could make an Opals roster so too should Clydesdale

but agree the roster they put up for unigames has little to no depth in it for the most part

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LC  
Two years ago

Australia made light work of their 105-83 victory over Estonia at the 2017 World University Games, remaining in the hunt to finish as high as ninth place after narrowly missing out on the quarterfinals.

Xavier Cooks' impressed with a double-double consisting of 19 points (5-of-7 FG), 10 points and 3 assists, leading 5 Australian’s who scored in double figures. Gorjok Gak continued his emergence, also clocking up a double-double of 17 points (8-of-10 FG) and 10 rebounds.

Emerging Boomers make light work of Estonia

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wow, what an achievement for Australia to finish as high as ninth. Hopefully next time we will be fortunate enough for them to be dribble past halfway.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

These types of junior tournaments aren't taken seriously by BA.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

On the contrary. They are! We still didn't get to the quarters.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If they wanted to win, they would choose the best team possible.

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LC  
Two years ago

They can only choose who is available to play.

We finished 10th 2 years ago, and earned silver two years earlier.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So we are going backwards rapidly?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"How does Lucas keep getting Aussie rep jobs?"

yeh coz the team is doing so crap under him this tournament right?

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LC  
Two years ago

The team that finished 10th boasted the likes of Hugh Greenwood, Mitch Creek, Igor Hadziomerovic, Nick Duncan, Keanu Pinder, Peter Hooley, Mangok Mathiang, Mitch McCarron, Dan Trist, Corey Maynard just to name a few.

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Alpha  
Two years ago

LC - regardless availability (who would not like to have Landale, Adel and Froling in), this is a really good team, just not coached/run properly, at least in the preliminary phase. Last game is a perfect example of how Radford was supposed to do it - Vasiljevic played extensive minutes, not for scoring but stretching the floor for others, and Adnam running the point - he is a really good ball handler and passer, able to finish at the rim, far better than Naar in my opinion. Everybody else played as they were supposed to. Look at the assist count.

For #844 - who said "how is it his fault?" - it is ALWAYS the coach's fault - regardless selection, the coaches come up with a strategy that players should execute. Either the coach is not able to pick 5 players (out of 11) capable of executing this strategy or the strategy is wrong, either way the coach makes/made the decision. It'd be great to have 12 equally good/great players but for a number of reasons this is rarely the case (Asiacup was a good example since we had 10 equally good players and Lemanis was able to rotate them all). So it is really mind-boggling why the hack some of the coaches try to play all players in a major tournament where there is almost zero room for error. If there are 7-8 players capable of playing, give them plenty of time and play to win. Lucas is a really good example - a 7 player rotation and they are in the grand final.

I just think that each coach selected for such a position should have KPIs against it and be held accountable. If this is all for entertainment, they should tell us so we stop having these discussions, but as a tax payer I'd be pissed as I am not in favour of sending a national team anywhere to simply have fun.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Alpha,
While I agree with you to a certain extent on Adnam, Naar is excellent point guard just not used effectively, Adnam took it on himself, Naar followed team instructions as I see it. Moller has played the least minutes of all but the young 5man, how can a man like Andrew Gaze talk so highly of him and he can score 20 against the Chinese national team playing for United but is not good enough for this team, a lot of the bench guys from the US college teams don't cut it or play team and don't like defence much either. They were playing three guards through the qualifying rounds and two bigs, that's bad coaching exspecially when you two meters plus three man in the squad. This squad should've achieved much better, is it coach or is he just following what he's told to do. Who knows?

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Alpha  
Two years ago

^I guess it depends on how we describe/see it. I am not saying Naar is not a good PG. I've followed him since the days he played in the U17 World's, I really liked his play. But something has changed, especially last year he appeared as if he lost confidence or became complacent, not sure. Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with following a strategy and team approach but if it is not working PGs are the first to react and do something to change it on the floor. Some coaches may not like it but it is all about the goal - if it is to have fun who cares, but I don't think that these tournaments should be about that.

I do agree on Moller, he's got lots of potential but is completely out of his position and underutilized. The team really needed another big. Even Gak was a bit off at times but that was not really a surprise since he did not really play competitive basketball prior to this tournament.

Also we did not mention that our pool was probably the toughest. Israel gave the USA a scare, took them to OT, while Lithuania is in the semies and they may even end up in the GF. We beat Estonia by 20, which was very 'competitive' in their pool - Serbia, which is in the SF ,barely beat them by 3 points in the last minute. Probably something should be done about the draw, but that is another story.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So are Japan the favourites against aus since they beat Russia and we lost to them?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Lithuania made the final and Australia beat team in te pool games.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

With not much exp coming off the bench, the emerging opals might be run off there feet by Japan. Passing and speed might be hard to deal with.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dam nice coaching on that last first half play.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Got beaten by Israel by 17 as well, nothing changed that game. Team should've medaled.

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James Woods  
Two years ago

some of those back cuts by the Japanese team are just tremendous, Australia superb with the mismatches

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Carving us up late on.
When fujioka is the backup... we gonna have real problems at senior level when Japan's senior squad come,together.

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James Woods  
Two years ago

Japan having trouble with Opals high post offence

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Can't wait to see Japan at the world cup next year. Will be fun to watch.

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James Woods  
Two years ago

Japan's work rate excellent, they are great to watch

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yeah, wish we would do the same.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Alpha you have no idea. He had about three practices with the team, struggled to put the team together due to players making themselves unavailable but yet you say it is his fault.
If you have ever coached (though I highly doubt it by your inexperienced comments) then you know coaches do majority of their coaching in preparation especially for tournament play. So how can he be at fault? How can you judge his coaching from behind your keyboard and think you know what is going on?

These tournaments are not about winning it is about introducing some of them and continuing on with others with International play and running the boomers/opals system.

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James Woods  
Two years ago

27-12 last quarter

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James Woods  
Two years ago

we were lucky Japan had an average night from the 3pt line. They played with an excellent attitude and can be proud.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Our size won't save us forever.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Well done girls great result.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Garbin and Scherf were the standouts for Aus.
Wilson and Wallace a step behind them.

The rest have little chance of making the next step up.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

In the short term..

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James Woods  
Two years ago

Aust were good - just the last quarter we looked a bit spent IMO. Some precision post feeds by the Opals were pleasing to watch. Japan seemed to switch on everything then a lot a mismatches prevailed.

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Anon  
Two years ago

Anywhere you can watch a replay of tonight's gold medal game?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

When they add tokashiki etc, the post game for us becomes much more difficult. If we can't nullify there guard play then we will seriously struggle.

It really doesn't look good when you match Mitchell and Mansfield with yoshida, fujioka and yasuma among others.

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Anon  
Two years ago

After watching Mansfield against the rangers guards a few weeks ago I wouldn't even consider her for an Opal. Mitchell is getting a bit long in the tooth, Australia needs to start working on their next lot of PG s

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Well I wouldn't consider Clydesdale, Wehrung or Panousis ready either.
Wallace I still see as a sg. She got to keep working on those handles. Gets into trouble a bit too much.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

livestream.com/fisu for game replay.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Magnificent performance by coach Lucas & the team.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Magnificent performance by coach Lucas & the team.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Will be interesting to see what Lucas can do with a stacked Adelaide lightning roster.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Someone has to give Romeo a shot at an opals squad.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

why??

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Anon  
Two years ago

Agreed^ why?

Be interesting to see what Lucas does with Clydesdale and Panousis, he barely used either, Panousis though is way out of her depth, Clydesdale on the other hand isn't , heard she sustained an injury earlier in the week so that might explain her minutes in last couple of games, you would want to hope that's the reason otherwise it may not have been the best move for her to jump ship from Rangers to Lightening

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LC  
Two years ago

Australia's Emerging Opals have dominated the opening three-quarters of play to secure a memorable Summer Universiade gold medal with an 85-78 win over a Japanese side which defeated Russia, the only team to defeat Australia in the tournament, in the semi-finals.

Townsville Fire forward Darcee Garbin was yet again unstoppable for the Australians, registering 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists in an exemplary gold medal game performance.

Golden Girls: Emerging Opals secure Universiade win over Japan

In fighting for the chance to playoff for ninth position, the Emerging Boomers have defeated Mexico 93-71 to book a final game against Canada at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei.

Marksman Dejan Vasiljevic led a balanced scoring attack with a game-high 23 points that included five three-pointers, as Australia opened up a 10 point lead after the first team, cruising to victory.

Mexico no match for Emerging Boomers

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anon  
Two years ago

Have to say on the basis of the Gold Medal game that you are completely incorrect in your assessment of Aimie and Vanessa. So much so, that I strongly suspect that your judgement is clouded by some family relationship.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

someone has been stanning hard here for Clydesdale for several months now

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So Dejan goes cold, 2/12 and we lose our final game, no surprise there when you rely on the three ball to win so much as Aussie do.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^^^^
And no idea to change things up a bit.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

""Have to say on the basis of the Gold Medal game that you are completely incorrect in your assessment of Aimie and Vanessa. So much so, that I strongly suspect that your judgement is clouded by some family relationship.""

actually I made that comment and no absolutely no family or personal connection, it was made by looking at the initial court time at the start of tournament to what was played at the end, someone else commented during conversation they had heard she was injured so thats third hand, but from her WNBL and SEABL stats you would think she was more than capable at this level, Panousis on the other hand, hardly played all tournament, and after seeing tape from uni days I can see why.

why is it that if anyone mentions a specific player they must automatically be related to to them....if thats the case Ben Simmons, Mitch Creek and a dozen others must have one hell of a big family lol

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

No, because those players are decent.

But the constant comments about Clydesdale are suspicious. We're not dumb.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I was one of those who thought Clydesdale could possibly make the leap into the opals.
After watching uni games, she is clearly not ready.

The PG spot is a big worry.
Looking like the only option is Mitchell, Mansfield and Ebzery as third string, a CG.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Great win by the women, all should be congratulated.

Opals, Gems, Sapphires should be reserved for worlds and Olympics.

Calling this team emerging opals is plain wrong, very few if any will play senior worlds or Olympics.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

how far is Wallace off an opals spot?
She was in camp last time. 2022 maybe?

Tolo will probably go to 2020 Olympics so you would think Scherf and Bunton are the next best to replace her.

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Anon  
Two years ago

Were they not called the uniroos, emerging opals /boomers is a stupid name really when you look at more than half the roster in both teams.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So many people on here so passionate about this minor tournament. Odd.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Men's team thrown together, not sure about that.

You could not pick the tall boy from Qld if you attended under 20's.
Kenyon seems to be a good defensive player but no threat in offensive,way to many minutes and that's why DJ had to put up shots.

Lady's great job.

To the people who think we shoot to many 3s, take a look at Purdue. Out of touch of 2017 day Bball.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Its no minor tournament!
The Universiade is the largest multi-sport event in the world apart from the Olympic Games..

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

In terms of size it is big but prestige wise no ome cares, plus they aren't seniors, semi-juniors... meh.

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LC  
Two years ago

Australia has finished ninth at the 2017 World University Games after out-gunning Canada 98-95 in a high-scoring tournament finale.

Dejan Vasiljevic capped off the tournament with yet another game-high scoring performance, racking up 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting that included four three-pointers and 15 points in the opening term. Forward Xavier Cooks was also in outstanding form, piling on 20 points (8-of-15 FG) with 6 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

Emerging Boomers squeeze past Canada for ninth

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

To Anonymous, who said,
"In terms of size it is big but prestige wise no ome cares, plus they aren't seniors, semi juniors...meh."

Just wondering why you are even reading this thread if you think so little of these "semi juniors" as you put it.
These young women and men work extremely hard and deserve to be applauded.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

No matter how small the tournament I read every thread on here to stay in touch with basketball news. Like this one.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

That's great but no need to make negative comments.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Ok but my comments were about how many comments there were about this tourney rather than the tournament itself/the players.

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