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Earlier this month

Women's Asia Cup Final Team announced


NAME CURRENT TEAM

Sami Whitcomb* New York Liberty, USA
Rebecca Allen New York Liberty, USA/ Valencia, Spain
Maddison Rocci Southside Flyers
Jazmin Shelley University of Nebraska, USA
Tiana Mangakahia Northside Wizards, QLD /Dynamo, Russia
Lauren Nicholson JCU Townsville Fire
Kristy Wallace Melbourne Tigers
Alexandra Sharp Perth Lynx
Darcee Garbin Perth Lynx
Keely Froling Bryden Lawyers Sydney Uni Flames
Zitina Aokuso JCU Townsville Fire
Lauren Scherf Perth Lynx

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Giacontigers  
Earlier this month

Not a bad team. Girls have some strong bodies. They should medal you hope. They need to go out there and win gold.

China and Japan are always tough in Asia.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this month

I like it

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I wonder why they went Wallace over Melbourne?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Because she has the exp over Melbourne and has been in Aus senior camps for several years

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Not sure Mangakahia is ready conditioning wise to play big minutes at pg.
I see minutes distribution as

Mangakahia 10-15 1
Rocci 20-25 1
Shelley 5-10 2-1
Wallace 10-15 2-1
Whitcomb 20-25 2-1
Nicholson 15-20 2-3
Sharp 5-10 3
Allen 20-25 4-3
Froling 15-20 4-3
Garbin 15-20 4-5
Aokuso 15-20 5
Scherf 15-20 5

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Didn't Wallace get re-injured again in NBL1. Sure she has more senior camp experience, but a handful of games in three years is not ideal

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Goriss is Melbournes Canberra coach and still chose Wallace.

Melbourne's defense is probably not at the level yet but she is still in reserve.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I like the squad, test everyone you can before next years WC.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Glad they went small in asia finally, only took them 8 years to see it.
Hopefully they can defend the perimeter and keep the players from penetrating.

Think the lineup will be-

Rocci
Whitcomb
Nicholson
Allen
Aokuso

Mangakahia
Wallace
Sharp
Froling
Scherf

Shelley
Garbin

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Not sold on Sharp, think her footspeed could be an issue. Maybe she's worked on it though.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this month

I'm not "sold" on her either but think she has the potential for a great career, like a more refined version of Rachel Jarry, so I'm very happy with her being in the 12. Footspeed, schmootspeed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

China will dominate that tiny lineup

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

China and Japan dominated us the last 5 games with big lineups.

George, cambage, magbegor, smith, Tolo are not available anyway...
We have no choice but to go small ball at the 4.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sharp is the exact opposite of Jarry lol

Sharp is a shooter, rebounder that can play make but problem is her defense. Side to side and her running up and down in transition is a big problem.

Jarry known as a hard nosed slasher, defender.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sharp is a poormans Alice Kunek or Rebecca Allen.
Great player but won't cement a longterm job in the opals squad imo.
Think it’s likely she’ll be overtaken quickly or will be on the backend of other players career missing her window. Allen has maybe 4 years left, Talbot 6, blicavsa couple here and there, Froling perhaps. Puoch looks like an early entrant after 2-3 years.

SFs
Ohea 87
Jarry 91
Kunek 91
Allen 92
Blicavs 93
Talbot 94
Froling 96
Sharp 97
Horvat 98
Maley 98
Simons 00
Potter 02
Puoch 04

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Giacontigers  
Earlier this month

Why didn't Steph Talbot get selected?

Isn’t she playing in America. You can travel from America unless she is stuck in Australia.

I’m sure she is playing in the WNBA. Unless she has gotten injured again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

She's in the finals with seattle, with Ezi
Cambage finals, Las Vegas.
Smith finals, Phoenix.


Allen, Whitcomb sitting in 8th. Drop to 9th and they will be in asia, remain 8th and they won’t be there.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this month

She's playing alongside Ezi for Seattle, and they're a lock for the playoffs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

If they make wnba finals and get knocked out on the 23rd are they still playing asia cup?

Or is it just not make top 8, 9-12 finish on the 19th of September.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Don't think getting knocked out on the 23rd, flying out at night on the 24th to get to Jordan on the 25th and playing first game on the 27th is realistic.

Likey if they finish outside 8. Fly to Jordan on the 21st, get to Jordan 22nd, 5 days before first game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Good that we have Taipei first, phillipines second and then china last group game.


Finish 4th in group, eliminated. Last place overall relegated to div b possibly.

Finish 3rd in group, play Korea most likely, China semis, Japan final.

Finish 2nd in group, play nz most likely, Japan semis, China final.

Finish 1st in group, play Korea most likely in semi final. Japan final.




Finshing first in group is the easiest path to gold by far.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Whitcomb and Allen going to Jordan comes down to 1 game on the weekend vs mystics. A win and they finish 8th, a loss and they finish outside of the top 8 and will be available for asia cup.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Liberty made finals after both sparks n mystics lose.
No Whitcomb or Allen for asia cup.



Team seems to be

Rocci-Mangakahia-Shelley
Wallace-Melbourne-Wehrung
Nicholson-Sharp
Froling-Garbin
Aokuso-Scherf

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Anonymous  
Last week

Lol what's going on...

Currently in Jordan

Mangakahia
Shelley
Melbourne
Wallace
Wehrung
Nicholson
Sharp
Froling
Garbin
Aokuso
Scherf

Rocci mia
Looks asthough Whitcomb may join them and Allen will not.

Someone can clarify?

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

Really disappointing that so many turned this tournament down.
I understand those that played in Tokyo or those in the wnba finals deserve a break but for those others fighting for positions in the coming years this was the perfect opportunity to show ya stuff.

Tbh it's piss poor you’d prefer to stay home under lockdown or go on holiday than to grab this opportunity if offered.

Think the women’s program is in real trouble atm.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

Rocci = bad Achilles

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

Several uninjured players turned it down.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

It's bad timing in terms of WNBL. No NBL players are going for Boomers, they’re sending a C team

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

The Mens asia cup is next year...

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

The men's is in November, unless it got moved because of Covid?

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

It got moved to next year July 2022

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

I assume from the total lack of promotion that this tourney is not televised?

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Anonymous  
A few hours ago

It's on fox, kayo and livebasketballtv

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