Anonymous
Earlier this month

Opals WC squad

http://basketball.net.au/basketball-australia-announce-20-player-chemist-warehouse-australian-opals-world-cup-squad-for-selection-camp/

http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/news/opals-opportunity-handed-to-20-players

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Players
Tessa Lavey Jayco Dandenong Rangers
Lauren Mansfield Perth Lynx
Jenna O'Hea Deakin Melbourne Boomers
Katie-Rae Ebzery Perth Lynx
Stephanie Blicavs Adelaide Lightning
Darcee Garbin JCU Townsville Fire
Cayla George Deakin Melbourne Boomers / Dallas Wings
Alice Kunek Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
Kelsey Griffin University of Canberra Capitals (subject to injury clearance)
Alanna Smith Stanford University
Tahlia Tupaea Brydens Sydney Uni Flames
Nicole Seekamp Adelaide Lightning
Ezi Magbegor Deakin Melbourne Boomers
Stephanie Talbot Deakin Melbourne Boomers / Phoenix Mercury
Tess Madgen JCU Townsville Fire
Rebecca Allen New York Liberty
Sami Whitcomb Seattle Storm
Leilani Mitchell University of Canberra Capitals / Phoenix Mercury
Liz Cambage Dallas Wings
Alex Bunton Brydens Sydney Uni Flames

Coaching Staff
Sandy Brondello (Head Coach) Phoenix Mercury
Cheryl Chambers (Assistant Coach) Brydens Sydney Uni Flames
Paul Goriss (Assistant Coach) University of Canberra Capitals
Chris Lucas (Assistant Coach) Adelaide Lightning

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

For me...

Ebzery/Mansfield
Whitcomb/Blicavs/Seekamp
Ohea/Allen/Talbot
Smith/George
Cambage/Bunton

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Disappointing not to see Donnelly or Nicholson on that list.
Scherf too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Tupaea seriously!!!?

And isn't Griffin injured

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Where's Bishop?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"Disappointing not to see Donnelly or Nicholson on that list."

Why? Because some noob with zero Opals experience is suddenly going to make the final team for the worlds? lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

A top 6 finish would be a great result.
Our frontcourt is fine. Not the best without Tolo, Batkovic and Blicavs...
Backcourt has no depth. Worst it has been in sometime.

Whitcomb s ability to put points on the board should push Mitchell out imo.
We have smith, George etc who can cover Griffin at pf.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

We don't have another good option at PG, Mitchell will be there

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Clearly she's not guaranteed a spot if the other 2 are there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sherf is injured. Broken collarbone a few weeks ago.

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Reality  
Earlier this month

Hopefully they can take Smith to help her gain valuable experience even if not in the official squad

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Smith already has the exp.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Other than Cambage our front court looks weak to me. Forget experience I think Smith makes it on merit too.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this month

smith not quite griffin who has been our best lately...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Bunton was the next inline after Tolo anyway with no Batkovic.
Magbegor is not ready, so too Garbin.
Smith has already shown she can compete at the Asia cup.
George is locked in with Cambage.

Smith and George at pf.
Cambage and Bunton at C.

Magbegor and Garbin need exp
Griffin loses her spot through injury or because of the naturalisation rule,

Think we might play 4 guards around Cambage with Talbot or Allen at the 4.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Hurst, Wilson, Donnelly > Lavey.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Why does Batkovic not play world champs?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"Think we might play 4 guards around Cambage with Talbot or Allen at the 4"

that would be insane

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Not really, Talbot and Allen are both 6'2, like Griffin.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

comparing Allen to Griffin lolololololol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Cambage to put team on back to medal to prove herself.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I wasn't comparing Allen to Griffin apart from the size.
If Allen hangs out at the perimeter, she takes the oppositions pf with her. If they double Cambage, it leaves Allen open for the 3.
Griffin is an undersized 4 who hustles for rebounds and points. Think she'll struggle against bigger teams. Dominated Asian opponents though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Think we will finish 6th.

USA-Gold
Spain-Silver
Japan-Bronze
France
Canada
Australia-6th
Turkey
Belgium
China
The other 7...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Well we should win our group. Then we'd most likely play the winner of Japan / China.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

If we top our group, we will play Belgium or china most likely(both beatable). A win in the 1/4s sets us up with France or Canada in the semi final. This is our best route to get a medal.

Finish 2nd in our group to turkey and we play Greece or Korea in the round of 16 and USA in the 1/4s(a likely loss leaving us playing for 5-8 place) semi finals still to play against Japan/Spain.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

opponents will happily leave Allen open for the 3 since she is a brick factory. meanwhile she struggles to guard 3s let alone 4s!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

She's actually a good defender now. Before she was terrible.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

every time I watch her play for NY she struggles at both ends

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Hurst, Wilson, Donnelly > Lavey.

Completely agree with you, i cant belive she has been selected again! She has done absolutely nothing with her opportunities.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

So Bishop is out? Sorry if I'm out of the loop, haven't been following a lot lately.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

My starting 5 would be

Ebzery
Whitcomb
Ohea
George
Cambage

If the shooters can fire, we might do ok.

Don't think Mitchell brings enough points to the table. Last time she had a better surrounding cast to score the points.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

where is the WNBL mvp?

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