Monthly Archives: February 2014

2014 NWBL draw released

Who can stop the Be Active Perth Wheelcats from turning their 2013 championship victory into the beginning of another dynasty as the 2014 National Wheelchair Basketball League season draw is officially released today.

Cambage dominates in WCBA Finals

Jayco Australian Opals star Liz Cambage has produced a master class to guide her Beijing team to a Game One victory over Shanxi 88-86 to take the early advantage in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) Finals in China last night.

Victoria enjoy winning feeling at U20 & IB C'ships

Victoria has claimed a clean sweep of the 2014 Australian Under 20 and Ivor Burge Championships, starting the year with a full medal haul in Kalamunda, Western Australia.

Aussies Abroad: Aussie college stars shine

Australian college duo Cameron Bairstow and Hugh Greenwood have inspired New Mexico to a stunning upset win over 6-ranked San Diego State 58-44 in Mountain West Conference action on Sunday.

Gliders draw for 2014 World C'ships announced

The Australian Gliders have avoided Paralympic gold medallists Germany, but face tough opposition following the draw for the 2014 IWBF Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Toronto overnight.

Aussies Abroad: Cambage, Mills lighting it up

The WCBA Championship hopes of Jayco Australian Opals centre Liz Cambage are delicately poised after Shanghai levelled their semi-final series at 1-1 in Game 2 overnight in China.

Squad named ahead of U17 Women's World C'ship preparations

The extended 16-player squad for the Jayco Australian Under 17 Women’s team has been announced as they embark on the journey to the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships for Women to be held in Slovakia in late June and early July.

Delly immortalised by Saint Mary's Gaels

Australian Boomers star Matthew Dellavedova had his name etched into Saint Mary’s College basketball history on Sunday, becoming just the second player in the history of the men’s program to have his jersey retired.

Aussies Abroad: Nevill, Cambage post big numbers in Asia

Australian Boomers centre Luke Nevill has marked the return of the Taiwanese Basketball League in emphatic fashion, posting big numbers to inspire his Taiwan Mobile team, headlining another big week for Aussies abroad.

Aussie-born Irving wins NBA All-Star MVP

Australian-born star Kyrie Irving has propelled the East to a 163-155 victory in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, claiming his first NBA All-Star Game MVP in New Orleans today, becoming the first Australian to achieve the honour.

U20 and Ivor Burge C'ships tip-off

The 2014 Australian Under 20 and Ivor Burge National Championships tip off in Perth today, with the country’s premier young players out to claim the first national title of the calendar year.

Aussies Abroad: Cambage faces WCBA playoff battle

Jayco Australian Opals star Liz Cambage faces a must-win clash in China as her Beijing team face early elimination in Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) quarter final action against Liaoning.

Gliders, Rollers begin World C'ships journey

The road to World Championship glory is underway for the Australian Rollers and Australian Gliders national wheelchair basketball teams, with a busy training schedule beginning this week.

Media accreditation for FIBA Basketball World Cup

Following the draw on 3 February in Barcelona and with the full tournament schedule known, the accreditation application process for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup is now open.

Canberra to host 2014 and 2015 Aust Schools C'ships

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce Basketball ACT as the host of the 2014 and 2015 Australian Schools Championships.

Lauren Jackson in recovery following successful surgery

Australian Opal and Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson is in recovery following surgery overnight in Melbourne to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee and ongoing problem in her left Achilles tendon.

Aussies Abroad: Ingles, Mills and Cambage all fire

Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles had a breakout game as his Maccabi Tel-Aviv move within one game of top spot in the Israeli League, defeating Ironi Nes-Ziona 99-91 on Sunday.

Interview: Matthew Dellavedova

If there were a definition of a typical Australian basketballer, Matthew Dellavedova would fit the description. Hard working, cerebral and tough: these are the qualities that have earned the Boomers’ point guard regular rotation minutes in the world’s best league, and the praise of head coaches and analysts alike.

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