Player

Tess Madgen

JCU Townsville Fire DOB: 12 Aug 1990 Height: 180 cm Position: Guard Number: 9

Hometown: Barossa Valley, SA

Junior Association: Barossa Valley (SA)

Current Club: Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

International Debut: 2008

Biography

A fierce competitor from the moment she stepped on to a WNBL court, Madgen has quickly established herself as one of the most gifted offensive guards in Australia.

The sister of NBL and Boomers star Ben Madgen, the 180cm guard impressed in her time at the AIS, also helping Australia finish fifth at the 2009 FIBA Under 19 World Championship.

Joining the Bendigo Spirit proved the perfect platform for Madgen to show her wares, leading the Spirit in scoring and taking out back-to-back club MVP honours.

A surprise move to Bulleen and a switch to point guard saw a year of development and growth for Madgen, still averaging in the top 15 in scoring and top 10 in assists.

The 23-year-old fought her way back into Jayco Australian Opals consideration in 2013, impressing at the World University Games and helping the Emerging Opals to the bronze medal.

Madgen carried this form into the senior team, earning a spot in the Opals team that won the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship. This inspired Madgen to lead the young Melbourne Boomers to the WNBL finals.

Using her experience from previous years Madgen helped guide the Opals in their victory over New Zealand in the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship; securing a place in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Madgen also had a short stint with WNBA team Phoenix Mercury before taking her talents to Europe to play for Pszczółka AZS UMCS Lublin in Poland.

Suffering a knee injury, Madgen's time in Poland came to an end but she persevered in her rehab and got back into the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals side ahead of the 2018 FIBA World Cup while signing with the Townsville Fire in the WNBL.

 

Previous Clubs:

2008-2010 – AIS (WNBL)
2010-2012 – Bendigo Spirit (WNBL)
2012-15 – Melbourne Boomers (WNBL)
2015-2015 - Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)
2016- Pszczółka AZS UMCS Lublin (Poland)
2018-Current - Townsville Fire (WNBL)

Major Awards:

FIBA Oceania Championships: 2011, 2013, 2015
FIBA 3X3 Women’s World Championships: 2012 (Bronze)
FIBA Oceania Championships: 2011, 2013
World University Games:  2011 (Bronze), 2013 (Bronze)