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U16 Australian teams named for FIBA Asia Champs

Some nice lineups for the boys and girls Australian U16 teams. Justin Schueller coaching the boys, Tracy York the girls.

Australian Under 16 national teams named for FIBA Asia Championship

FIBA Asia Championship location and dates TBA.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Boys
Daniels / Proctor
Deans / Rasmussen / Stattman
Ipassou / Ofoedu
Duach / Pennisi / Walker
McWilliams / Beatty

Interesting to see stattman on the team, wasn't even on the final camp list. Glad he’s there though.
Not sold on the bigs. Tallest in the nation but developed more than some others who are shorter?
Look forward to seeing how they go. Will be tough tournament I think.



Girls
Deeble / Fakalata / Loughridge
Swain / Simons
Price / Puoch
Dunn / Goodchild
Prior / Dunlop / Evans


Not the squad I would have chosen personally.
Borlase pretty unlucky I reckon and Bowyer is a solid guard or sf backup.
The starting 5 was always a lock.

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Captain Obvious  
Last month

Very surprised Borlase didn't make the team. Too short for her skill set?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Shes not short, shes actually quite big for a sg for her age and strong, She's like 5’8-5’9. That’s the same height as previous sgs like Shelley and Palmer and current starting sg swain.
York has gone for a spot shooter instead it seems. Going to struggle defending the Asian guards and keeping them in front I think.

Maybe Loughridge plays backup pg with Fakalata primarily playing at sg.
No Crawford in this squad and she was the cg for the u15 oceania team.


EST Heights are something like...

Team
Loughridge 5’3
Fakalata 5’6
Deeble 5’7
Swain 5’9
Simons 6’0
Dunn 6’0
Puoch 6’1
Price 6’1
Goodchild 6’1
Prior 6’2
Dunlop 6’2
Evans 6’3


Just Missed out this time...
Crawford 5’8
Borlase 5’9
Bowyer 5’9
Ward 5’10
Wise 6’4

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Anonymous  
Last month

"She's like 5'8-5’9" - Borlase is the same height or taller than many of the guards picked ahead of her and guarded players taller than her at U16 Nationals.

"York has gone for a spot shooter instead it seems" - She also had a better 3p% than I think all guards selected ahead of her and is definitely respectable from range.

Omitting the top scorer and arguably all-round player at u16 nationals is very curious.

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Anon  
Last month

See Proctor from Sutherland who has been there all his Junior career so far and makes the team and has now apparently moved to Comets where the 18 boys coach happens to be the Australian assistant coach.how coincidental.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think Borlase was 1st in points, rebounds. Top 3 in shooting %s in u16s and also top of all 3 in sa district basketball.
Maybe injured? Although you'd think that Bowyer would get the nod also playing in the qbl every week and playing pretty well alongside swain most of the season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Proctor did pretty well in u16 champs. Ft% wasn't good but everything else ok. Out performed all the other pgs in his age group this year.
Windhager and Walker were the other options who have both had exp for Aus. Looks like Schueller is going for a more athletic up and down team though.

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Anonymous  
Last month

See, to me he didn't even look like a PG at u16 Champs. More like a SG playing on the ball due to lack of options. There is a lot of score-first mentality in that boys' back-court.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There aren't a whole lot of pg options in this age group for the boys, if we qualify, I think we will know more about who is the best fit for the WC next year. No clear standouts like last time.

I think York is in for a shock, chosen a group full of good size forwards but I think most will struggle with containing the guards of Japan, korea etc.not sure why you need to bring so much size to an asia tournament in which only 1 team has the potential to be bigger than us. Happens every time and we struggle and end up playing small bal, by the end of the tourney.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Windharger injured, acl unfortunately

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ that's very unfortunate, I thought his omission must have been for an availability reason. Hopefully he recovers well.

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Anon  
Last month

I'm shocked Izzy Borlase isn’t in this team. She’s either unavailable or injured. She’s starting 5 IMO.

York being from SA she’d know she’s exceptionally strong, smart and talented. This can’t be decision York made.

Borlase will play 17s etc for Aus for sure

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Anonymous  
Last month

If we qualify, she should be in. Bowyer also.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Most time the Coaches do not have the final say when selecting the players, they are just coaches.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Would love to know who the selectors are.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Borlase would not start over Swain. Not a chance.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Borlase should have been in there full stop. Unbelievable she didn't make it. Won't be the first to be overlooked for others though. Onwards and upwards for her. What she did last night in the winter season GF certainly had everyone in the stadium abuzz with what they saw. She will get there and when she does she will deliver as always. Can play 1 through 5 spots. SA's best player in that age group by a mile.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So she's not injured I’m guessing...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not injured to my knowledge. Or if she is, what she did last night further tells you about her and what she can do. Scarey.

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Anon  
Last month

What did she do. Do tell.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sufficed to say she dominated and her team won.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Borlase is a year younger than most named in the team. She was also a gun footballer and netballer, might have other priorities.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Loughridge, Simons and Puoch are all 04 too.
The only one who could challenge Borlase as a top tier prospect bottom ager would be Puoch, a potential 6'3 Wing in a couple of years.

Fearne is a good 04 player, but over in the states and didn’t play in this years u16s.
Lots of other quality 04s from u16s too like Dart, Logan, Heal, Preston, Ananiev etc etc.
Good u19 team in a few years time perhaps.

Borlase switching sports would be a huge loss.
I know one young sa player chose volleyball over basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Height is not everything, the tallest girl in the squad is also the weakest player, averaged no game time in vic metro no rebounds or points but makes the Sus squad. Sometimes we value height above skill

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Anonymous  
Last week

#796, you have the wrong girl, the one named is a very strong post player for NSW Country not Vic Metro. there isn't a weak kid in that team

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Anonymous  
Last week

I don't think we need that many bigs, it’s asia. We keep making the same mistakes year in year out. Not sure we will be able to stay in front of those quick Japananess guards.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Reply #767870 - Same kid that got invite basketball without Borders

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Anonymous  
Last week

G
Deeble - qld s
Fakalata - vic m
Loughridge - vic c
Swain - qld n
F
Simons - sa m
Price - vic c
Dunn - vic m
Puoch - vic m
P
Goodchild - nsw m
Prior - nsw m
Dunlop - vic c
Evans - nsw c


Way too many bigs....
Puoch, dunn and price play alot at the 4 also.
Head scratcher why 1 of Borlase or Bowyer are not there.

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Anonymous  
Last week

#768006
No it's not the same kid who went to NBA BWB, totally different age group, Chyra Evans NSW Country, played in Aust u15 in PNG.
There will be one forced change, Swain has done an ACL

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Anonymous  
Last week

Dam, huge loss.
WhAts with all these young women tearing there acl.
Got to be about 5 this year.

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Anonymous  
Last week

She was at the COE, you have to wonder whether they have an overload problem or they even know what they are doing with kids that age, Wallace was another who went through COE and did an ACL, why do they do full time strength and conditioning at that age and not do some preventative work around the knees

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Anonymous  
Last week

Aokuso acl, mclean acl, there's a couple more. Can’t remember who.

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Anonymous  
Last week

You have to wonder, they are in an U16 team and they are doing a full time load to justify the COE, you have to wonder whether there is a suitable replacement, what a waste of funding, distribute that money to the weaker basketball states instead and level the playing field

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Anonymous  
Last week

Aokuso was COE not sure about Mclean

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Anonymous  
Last week

who's fillin in for swain?
With the acl, it also takes her out of the u17 WC next year and u18 Asia champs.

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Anonymous  
Last week

The best thing would be a coe per state.

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anonymous  
A couple of hours ago

why are there never any WA kids? they have been on the up at AJC generally. haven't seen any since the victorious 2001 boys...

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Anonymous  
A couple of hours ago

Because at the moment, they are not good enough.

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anonymous  
Within the hour

well clearly, it looks that way. but its very hard to see how WA haven't produced a single decent player when other states are producing multiple. is theie local competition much smaller or weaker? they are very competitive in other mainstream sports like footy, hockey, netball etc so they clearly have numbers and talent. it doesn't make sense that in most team or even bigger squad announcements it is common to see no wa kids.

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Anonymous  
Within the hour

Been a few boys in recent years with Travers, Buluk, Bowen, ducas and jackson.
Not really any women apart from clarke who had a Short stint.

Going forward I can see maybe 2 women in the next 5 years playing for junior n.t.
Maybe only a couple of boys.

Most will come from vic and qld though.

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Anonymous  
Within the hour

Waters is at the COE, not exactly making progress, though.

The standout 2002 boy ended up in Vic.

The 2003 group isn't particularly strong. The 2004s haven't had a chance to be selected yet as top-age players.

You're just looking at too small a sample size.

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