Next Gen Opals
The female side of our National Program has been the stronger hence world ranking for the last decade but could we see a decline on the world stage coming?
It's great that some of the new names are getting a run as the older core ran their race as did Brondello and forget the results in recent days as there has been no prep for the tournament but we are severely lacking bigs who can compete at this level.
Wallace was a revelation last night and at 25yrs old fills an age gap missing in team profile.
Heal would be in the squad if she wanted to play which means Tiana Mangakahia probably misses with pg mins taken.
Whitcomb and Nicholson showed they should have been in the Olympic squad but Sami is already 33yrs old.
Froling plays hard as an undersized 4 but needs to be a 3 at this level which means developing perimeter game.
Of the bigs;
Garbin is still just a pick and pop 4, no post game or ability to even put it on the floor.
Scherf has developed nice touch but still raw.
Aokuso looks underdone and showing she’s played minimal basketball with the Melb lockdowns.