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Centre of Excellence new scholarships

Basketball Australia would like to announce on behalf of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) the most recent group of athletes to receive scholarships for 2020.

The CoE is a program that brings together the best young players from around Australia to live and train together in a high-performance environment with the assistance of elite coaches.

There are five incoming athletes including Charlise Dunn, Chyra Evans, Kate Deeble, Ruby-Belle Macdonald and Daniel Rogers.

Along with the five additions to the program there will also be 19 athletes returning the CoE in 2020.

Women's New Scholarship Holders:
Charlise Dunn Victoria
Chyra Evans New South Wales
Kate Deeble Queensland
Ruby-Belle Macdonald New South Wales

Men’s New Scholarship Holder:
Daniel Rogers Western Australia

Women’s Returning Athletes:
Kelsey Rees South Australia
Jade Melbourne Victoria
Olivia Pollerd Victoria
Emily Sewell Victoria
Millie Prior New South Wales
Lauren Wise Tasmania
Shaneice Swain Queensland (NBA Global Academy)

Men’s Returning Athletes:
Hunter Clarke Australian Capital Territory
Blake Jones Australian Capital Territory
Banjo Talbot New South Wales
Biwali Bayles New South Wales
Lucas Schmidt Queensland
Tamuri Wigness Queensland
Keanu Rasmussen South Australia
Taran Armstrong Tasmania
Josh Bannan Victoria
Joshua Giddey Victoria
Wil Tattersall Victoria
Patrick Ryan Victoria

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Women's side needs another pg and a couple of sgs.
Not sure why you would bring another 02 athlete.

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Does anyone know which competition the Men's COE will be playing in next season?

Apparently they are no longer involved with NBL1

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Really hoping to see Giddey and Wigness as next star prospects for 2020/21 season.

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2 healthy guards in the entire women's team, surely more to come in....

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CoE teams will compete in the NSW Waratah League in 2020, which will evolve into NBL1 (NSW Division) in 2021.

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The quality of the Waratah League equates to about div 1 mens in SA...yikes

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It's certainly the worst league in Aus atm if you don’t include nt.
With all these young coe kids, maybe nsw won’t be too bad for the first year and then they move to victoria the following year don’t they?

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5'6 Deeble PG 03
5’10 Melbourne CG 02
5’10 Swain SG 03 (ACL- out a year)
6’0 Dunn SF 03
6’1 Macdonald SF 02
6’3 Pollerd SF 02
6’2 Prior PF 03
6’3 Sewell PF 02
6’3 Evans C 03
6’5 Rees C 02
6’5 Wise C 03

How terribly uneven.
They need 3 more guards minimum.

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I think BA are of the opinion that some of the taller girls can become guards. They clearly haven't learned from the frequent times our national teams are towled up by fast guards that women aren’t men and they are rarely very agile when at or around 6ft.

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Yes, same old.
And we will get exposed at u16 Asia champs in the women early next year...

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