Anonymous
Last month

Women Asia cup squad announced

https://australia.basketball/blog/2021/08/20/opals-squad-for-fiba-womens-asia-cup-announced/

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Anonymous  
Last month

Heal wtf?
Blicavs
Cole


Smith, Allen, Whitcomb not possible

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Anonymous  
Last month

Where is Shyla? Has Sandy B got fired yet?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rocci-Mangakahia
Nicholson-Wilson-Wallace
Kunek-Sharp
Froling-Garbin-Maley
Aokuso-Scherf

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Anonymous  
Last month

3rd-4th finish.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ohea?

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Anonymous  
Last month

No George either

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Anonymous  
Last month

Melbourne and swain, bit young.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Most likely only those available

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Anonymous  
Last month

Heal missing is odd, good though..l test the younger ones.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Puoch ? Maybe too young.
Swain only 17

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sandy remains coach, what a farce.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lol,
Australia has a strong record going into the Asia Cup having won silver in 2017 and bronze in 2019,

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Hoopie  
Last month

Would have liked Heal and Puoch in the squad but ... I'm just an armchair coach.

I like the squad regardless of those who weren’t included.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sandy

"we have a great opportunity over the next 12 months to re-set and build towards a home World Cup next September and I am really excited about this squad and the opportunities in front of us."

“It is no secret that we were disappointed with our results in Tokyo, we have taken many learnings from this experience and whilst there can be many reasons for this, there is no doubt that our limited preparation and lack of international competition impacted our preparation and performance.”

What a bunch of bs....

“This is a great opportunity for this group of Opals to gain valuable international exposure and experience and I am really looking forward to working with this squad in the lead-up to the World Cup in Sydney next year”.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good to see sami on list, clearly knows lei is kaput. Pity she'll be in wnba/europe

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Royba  
Last month

So they are obviously wanting to have a look at possible future opals.
After everyone saying we were old and slow and not good at Olympics I guess we'll see what else we got now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Did anyone really think anything would change? It is what it is, as per usual.

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Stevy  
Last month

Not really knowledgeable about international basketball for women. Who are the top 5 contenders right now for the Asia Cup? I was only aware that Japan made it all the way to the Tokyo finals, did not even watch a single women's game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Japan-1 full squad
China-2 full squad
Australia-3 missing several wnba players
Korea-4 missing 1 wnba player
Nz-5-missing1-2 players


With Aus c squad, 3rd to 5th.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Favourites are Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand. I think Japan and China will easily win against that opals squad.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Favourites are Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand. I think Japan and China will easily win against that opals squad.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Favourites are Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand. I think Japan and China will easily win against that opals squad.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Puoch should be in camp atleast.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Deeble n Puoch in camp just to learn imo.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Looking forward to tiana and kristy and maddy as the Pgs

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Anonymous  
Last month

Swain had a terrible world cup and gets selected. Puoch was pretty much the gems best player and can't even make the squad. I guess there was only room for one in the diversity quota.

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Anonymous  
Last month

We are light on sgs is why.

Plenty of forwards here and overseas

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Anonymous  
Last month

Swain had a poor u19s but she is one of Australia's best sg prospects u21

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cole, garrick, George, Lavey, griffin, Madgen, Ohea, Blicavs, mansfield, reid, heal must be tired...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Puoch only just turned 17, to go overseas again and then come back and quarantine again a bit much. Should be in camp though.

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Crackers65  
Last month

No Heal,Blicavs,O'Hea? Obviously they are not available?
What has happened regards BA investigation into Cambage. More than likely nothing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Heal declined lol, bonehead call.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I find the Heal omission strange , Tiana is not even close to be being fit and has show even at NBL1 level she struggles to play at the speed that she used to have.

Wallace has played a handful of games in the last 3 years. Looks set for Rocci to grab the PG spot. Wallace is not a great shooter and will go better at the PG and that gives an extra shooting spot .

I see some rebuilding coming in the next few years , not sure if Brondello is best placed to do that . Some lean times ahead.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Heal has declined and will work on her skills for upcoming wnbl season with sydney, hmmmm

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wallace is a great shooter...

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Anonymous  
Last month

You are right, tiana still needs conditioning but great player. Wallace, hopefully will be ok not playing much.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Shyla Heal withdrew because she didn't want to get shredded by machida and motohashi.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lucky no more fujioka too

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Crackers65  
Last month

Why would Heal decline? Becoming part of opals culture would only help her development.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Seebohm > Goriss

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Anonymous  
Last month

She declined cus it would of hurt her stock for next years WC and possible wnba return.

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Anonymous  
Last month

She get exposed on defence vs Japan.

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Crackers65  
Last month

Totally agree anon #334. Is Seebohm on the opals coaching staff. To me he is the best young coach I have seen in a long, long time. He has a great feel for the game and his players play for him.

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Royba  
Last month

Agree with you Crackers

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Anonymous  
Last month

They ain't replacing sandy under Stirling reign.

We will suffer another year minimum.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Seebohm is not.


It's
Brondello hc
Lange la
Chambers a
Goriss a




It’s bs and I feel bad for Lucas

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd prefer....

Seebohm HC
Veal A
Petrik A
Hibbert A

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Anonymous  
Last month

A bad asia cup and WC and we could drop to 8th in rankings. Who would have thought....

Silver in 2018 WC
12-9 record post 2018….

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Stevy  
Last month

@344

12-9 from Silver? Holy, that's really bad. That performance is somewhat similar to Argentina's fall from grace after winning silver in 2019 WC.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes 12w-9l as #2 rank nation.

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Anonymous  
Last month

17-10 under sandy since she took over late 2017.

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Anonymous  
Last month

She has the worst opals coaching record of anyone at 63% win rate.

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Stevy  
Last month

I really can't phantom how the Women's team regressed that far? I mean, make no mistake based on what I read from this thread, this is still no doubt a world class team but you would expect a better record than that after 2018 especially if this team was once considered 2nd behind the Americans. Is it because of the coaching, commitment of players or what?

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Anonymous  
Last month


Swain had a poor u19s but she is one of Australia's best sg prospects u21

If Swain is one of our best Shooting Guard prospects (shooting being the operative word), we are in bigger trouble that I thought

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Anonymous  
Last month

Our woman's team isn’t as good as they use to be. Won’t bother even watching any of the games. Opals have been pathetic the last 3 appearances in Asia, keep losing to Japan. Who else did they lose to, to get bronze??

Japan Gold and China Silver.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Puoch shot 50% from 3 at WC. By far our best

But with swain in camp, no doubt she has all the tools to be elite sg in a few years.
Has been the top,scorer at nationals every time she's played. One for the future, she won’t make the team next month.

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Anon  
Last month

Mangakshia -Russia
Wallace has done nothing fit the last four years
Shelley at college doing very little
Whitcomb in WNBA
Swain and Melbourne too young

The team's ridiculous in its selections

And Sandy still coach but will be in WNBA so how on earth can they get this team together or will she send Zola’s like last time
Complete and utter farce

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Anonymous  
Last month


Should be available
Rocci
Wallace -? over fitness
Melbourne - ? Over age/exp
Swain -? Over age/exp
Wehrung
Wilson
Nicholson
Sharp
Maley
Froling
Garbin
Brook
Aokuso
Mckay
Scherf

Questions over
Mangakahia- Russia contract
Shelley - Ncaa commitments
Kunek - poland contract

Can't make
Whitcomb - wnba finals
Allen - wnba finals
Smith - wnba finals

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Anonymous  
Last month

Guess most of these declined.

Mansfield
Lavey
Seekamp
Clydesdale
Reid
Heal
Scanlon

Madgen
Cole
Garrick
Ciabittoni
Tupaea

Ohea
Jarry

Blicavs
Griffin
Froling

Bishop
Mcspadden
George
Tolo

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Damian Arsenis  
Last month

Confirmed Sandy is contracted through to Paris.

She should be at the FIBA Asia Cup but will not be.

Opals deserve a full time coach.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not cool

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X  
Last month

Why ask Seekamp? She doesn't even play basketball any more.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Guess most of these declined.

Mansfield
Lavey
Seekamp
Clydesdale
Reid
Heal
Scanlon


HAHAHA scanlons family on this again

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Anonymous  
Last month

But with swain in camp, no doubt she has all the tools to be elite sg in a few years.
Has been the top,scorer at nationals every time she's played. One for the future, she won't make the team next month.

Has played hardly any games since doing her ACL. Her team at nationals didn't get into any of the finals because she has on average 25-30 shots per game and is the closed down. Has been average at Waratah and was average at the WC. But she is Veals second favourite behind Melbourne.

Swain wasn't in the best 5 or 6 in the WC team, sorry, what an insult to all the WNBL girls who play well season after season..it is a joke, should have been Deeble or Puoch by a mile

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Anonymous  
Last month

Puoch a sf, Deeble a pg.
As stated we have no sg depth, hence why we are testing multiple sgs in camp

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why sandy for another 3 years, why not seee how she's goes at Sydney WC first.


This is jobs for mates, what a disgrace.
Bringin her husband as lead assistant is also bs, he couldnt qualify Russia for anything and they booted him out.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not many other SF out there over the last 4 junior world cups

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Anonymous  
Last month

Shyla Simmons too good for the national team hey

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Anonymous  
Last month

Declined to focus on skills sounds familiar.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Could be bad for shyla if Rocci, tiana or kristy go well.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The squad without European contracted, ncaa or wnba players.

Rocci
Nicholson
Froling
Garbin
Aokuso

Wallace
Wilson
Sharp
Maley
Scherf

Wehrung or Melbourne or Swain
Mckay or Brook

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Anonymous  
Last month

Only reason Whitcomb, Allen and smith are on the list is because bottom 4 teams don't make finals and finish 20th September. A week before the asia cup.

Liberty currently 2 games clear, Mercury 4 games clear of 9th
I very much doubt they’ll drop to 9th spot.


Aces 17-6 (Liz)
Sun 17-6
Storm 17-7 (Steph, Ezi)
Lynx 13-9
Mercury 13-10 (Alanna)
Sky 11-11
Liberty 11-13 (Sami, Bec)
Wings 10-14
Sparks 9-13
Mystics 8-13 (Lei)
Dream 6-16
Fever 5-18

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Anonymous  
Last month

Puoch a sf, Deeble a pg.
As stated we have no sg depth, hence why we are testing multiple sgs in camp

Give me a break, as if most of the combo guards from those last 4 world cups wouldn't be better options. Veal has consistently favoured Melbourne and Swain during her tenure, Swain was lucky to play, she gets found out whenever she is heavily guarded, I suspect it is more to stop her going to another sport, i.e. keep her interested and show she is on the depth chart at least

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Anonymous  
Last month

combo guards from last 4 WCs. Who?

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Silesti  
Last month

Great, gonna watch it live

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Anonymous  
Last month

Groups

A
Japan
Korea
Nz
India

B
China
Australia
Taipei
Phillipines



Also looks like Kunek and swain dropped as they are no longer listed

http://www.fiba.basketball/womensasiacup/2021/team/Australia#|tab=roster

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Anonymous  
Last month

Japan appear to be resting a few players from Tokyo

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hopefully Liberty don't make finals

Rocci-Mangakahia
Whitcomb-Wilson-Wallace
Allen-Nicholson
Froling-Garbin-Maley
Aokuso-Scherf

Cut
Shelley - ncaa
Melbourne - maybe too early
Wehrung - just misses over Wilson on form
Sharp - lack of exp
Brook - lack of exp
Smith - wnba finals
Mckay - lack of exp

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Anonymous  
Last month

Interesting, they listed Wallace playing for Canberra this season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nz roster out, pretty good s5, the rest are journeyman or untested youth.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Squad announced

Rocci-Mangakahia
Whitcomb-Shelley-Wallace
Nicholson-Sharp
Allen-Froling-Garbin
Aokuso-Scherf

Reserves
Melbourne
Wehrung

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

This was Maleys chance...l

If Liberty make finals the reserves are in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

smaller faster team without the lumbering bigs that BA has relied on for so long. Steep learning curve but the rebuild has to start from somewhere.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Yes picked a mobile team with who's available.

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