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Blicavs named to Opals squad

In a late call up Sara Blicavs is called up to the Opals squad.

Coach really doesn't like sami whitcomb!

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Cant take Sami with lei in.

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The 2 reserves were heal or Blicavs.

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Would have taken Nicholson but she wasn't a reserve.

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Was more so that Sara had been at camp, fully vaccinated and can play the 4 with Talbot which releases Tolo & George to focus on the 5 spot

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Heal for scoring imo.

We have enough post

Some small,countries at olympics

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I think its a great inclusion and we're lucky she was available and ready to go on a moments notice.

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thanks 1592, that clarifies it!

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Mitchell - Ebzery - Lavey
Talbot - Madgen
Allen - Ohea
Magbegor - Smith - Blicavs
George - Tolo

Whitcomb > Mitchell
Heal > Lavey
Nicholson > Madgen

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Congrats to Sarah, it's been a long road for her. Keeps a great family name at the olympics. Mum and dad must be so proud.

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Congrats Sarah. Well deserved.

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If only they didn't play an extra scrimmage vs Nigeria, Liz wouldn’t have popped and used mental illness, lack of family, fans, friends etc around her as an excuse.
Players selected on familiarity over form.... Sandys excuse was no pre tournament so she just decided to go with last years squad from Olympic qualifiers(which we lost in btw)

And to think our squad could have been…

Whitcomb - been excellent for 2 years in Europe and wnba as a cg

Nicholson - one of best performers in recent years and keeps rising.
Blicavs - has been consistent for sometime, was great for Aus in Asia.

Heal - exp future pg, plus scorer deep off bench against non wnba players

Mitchell - last 2 seasons been fading, has been mediocre at fiba level since 2017/18
Lavey - avg 3 mins for Aus over 5-6 years and never done anything.
Madgen - great in wnbl/nbl1 but has never been able to get it done for Aus.
Smith - massive slide, limited gametime, injury, no development since stanford.

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