EMUS PREPARATION CAMP SQUAD SET AHEAD OF 2018 FIBA U18 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

EMUS PREPARATION CAMP SQUAD SET AHEAD OF 2018 FIBA U18 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Ahead of the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand from August 5-15, the squad for the Australian Emus has been named for their first preparation camp.

Run from May 4-7 at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence, the Emus' will have a combined camp with the Australian Under-17 team as 35 of some of the most promising young athletes in the country come together for the a three-day camp.

Nine members of the Emus squad which will be coached by Darren Perry flew out to Germany on Monday to contest the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Tournament while a total of ten players from the 2017 FIBA Oceania Championship gold medal winning team included as well.

Now qualifying through Asia, the Emus will need to finish in the top four of the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championships to qualify for the Under-19 World Cup which will be held next year.

The Emus have a proud history of success on the international stage, having claimed the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship gold medal with a team that included Andrew Bogut (who was named the tournament MVP), Brad Newley and Damian Martin.

"We are thrilled with the talent of this squad and in particular, the depth of talent that is rising through the state programs," said Jan Stirling, General Manager High Performance.

The likes of Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova, Chris Goulding, Dante Exum and Mitch Creek have all come through the program as well with members of the current squad sure to provide the next generation of Boomers talent.

The Australian Emus Squad ahead of the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championships:

NAME STATE
Callum Beard Western Australia
Kyle Bowen Western Australia
Callum Dalton Queensland
Alex Ducas Western Australia
Deng Dut Victoria
Samson Froling Queensland
Hunter Goodrick New South Wales
Oliver Hayes-Brown Victoria
Josh Kunen Victoria
Isaiah Lee New South Wales
Keli Leaupepe Victoria
Aiden Krause Queensland
Sean MacDonald Victoria
Kody Stattmann Queensland
Frazer Roberts Queensland
Tyler Robertson Victoria
STAFF
Darren Perry Head Coach
Robbie McKinlay Assistant Coach
Chris Anstey Assistant Coach
Chris Ohlback Team Manager