Anonymous
Earlier this year

U18 Women's Asian Champs during VIC school exams

Scheduled for October 28 to November 4th, which is smack bang during year 12 exams.

Well played BA, there goes half of our squad. Asleep at the wheel again.

Not sure how it affects other states.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who will miss out?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Asian champs...

Why are you blaming BA?

Plus any player selected will be able to work around it.
Another crazy angry at the world parent.......

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Turn up or fail year 12

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Certainly need a good squad for Asia. (The best squad isn't necessary although it helps with world rankings to win) Top 4 finish is required to make the WC.
Not as difficult as the men's as there is twice as many teams but we will have to beat at least 1 of Korea, China, Japan or NZ to qualify.

Japan will be good.
Nz will field a good team, probably the best team they've ever had at this level.
China and Korea always a mixed bag, sometimes good, sometimes bad.

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Earlier this year

Japan on the up - recent results at national level indicate this. Got to play good motion off ball defence when playing any Japanese national team at present.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They beat us at Asia cup
They beat us at u19 WC
We beat them at u16 Asia cup

They are very quick, disciplined and have great shooters. Lack of size has always been an issue for them (tokashiki has been the only one at senior level)
A few bigs have emerged recently in there junior programs which help them a lot to be more competitive under the basket. 6'2-6'3 umezawa looks to be a very good post player for them going forward.

The u18 team pool listed recently has 1 player at 186cm and the other 187cm.
Tall for them but not in comparison to us. Cochrane likely our best center who is probably 197cm.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I like how they actually bring in a big pool of players instead of just 15 or so
Iike we do.

Japan's current list has over 30 players. Some exemptions.

http://www.japanbasketball.jp/wp-content/uploads/U18women_2017entrycamp_menber.pdf

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not sure that many vic girls will make it! A lot more talent in the other states at this age level. So shouldn't worry too about missing the exams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

5-6 will be Victorian.
2-3 qld
1-2 nsw
1 sa
1 wa
1 act
0 tas
0 nt

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If that is close to the mark, then the other states are getting ignored. VB doing a great sell job on BA

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If you're talking about qld.


Those that have been in and around Australian squads...
McDowell-white (u17)
Andrews (WNBL)
Kirisome (ADC)
Manumaleuga (ADC)
Goodchild (u17)
George (u17)
Motuga (ADC)
Fowler (u16)
Fuller (COE)
Hannan (COE)
Bayliss (ADC)

Only 1 lock and that's Goodchild.
The rest have 2-3 competitors from other states.
Maybe there are others that have not been looked at by BA.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

From Vic that would make players like Gould, Puli, D'Angelo and the big two Shelley and Cochrane unavailable I think

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

After Cochrane at C, hard to guess who's the next best center. Plenty of options though.

00
Bayliss, Rees, Nankervis, Sutherland, Bloom
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Anstey, Hannan, Hollingsworth, Johnson, Locandro

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Russian team killed our bigs at worlds without Cochrane there.

At least it's not worlds so no US or Russian team with good bigs to contend with so may be able to scrape by, but gee there’s not much there in my view.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They had good bigs at the u19 WC (even without Cochrane)
All of a sudden.. a coaching staff change and they never gelled and finshed 6th.

Russia had 2 of the best bigs in the world in the age group (Vadeeva and Musina) and ended up winning the title. We almost had them in the 1/4s.

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