Player

Jennifer Screen

DOB: 26 Feb 1983 Height: 180 cm Position: Guard Number: 9

Hometown: Toowoomba, QLD

Junior Association: Toowoomba (QLD)

Current Club:

International Debut: 2001

Biography

A product of regional Queensland, Screen quickly establish herself as a Adelaide body, moving to South Australia after two seasons at the AIS to continue her WNBL career.

Emerging as one of the stars of the Adelaide team alongside fellow young guns Erin Phillips and Laura Hodges, Screen was also selected the Jayco Australian Opals squad for the 2006 FIBA World Championships.

It was here where Screen would be part of the famous gold medal-winning Opals team at just 23 years of age. Screen was a regular in the national team setup under Jan Stirling, earning an OIympic Games call-up for Beijing, helping the Opals to a silver medal.

After five seasons with Adelaide, Europe came calling for the talented guard, taking up a chance to join Italian club Parma in 2006.

Screen stayed with the northern Italian club until 2010, spending one season with Venezia before returning to the WNBL and the Adelaide Lightning for the 2011/12 season.

This move home ensured Screen would overcome the disappointment of missing the squad for the 2010 FIBA World Championships, making the final 12 for the 2012 London Olympic Games – going on to secure a bronze medal.

Now a firm fixture in the Adelaide squad, Screen also co-captained the Opals to victory in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships against New Zealand.

Screen called an end to her tremendous international career in 2014, where she played over 100 games, and was an integral member of Australian basketball’s most successful era. Screen also ended her celebrated WNBL career with Adelaide Lightning in 2014, spanning 178 games where she averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Screen has continued her career in Basketball, taking her experience and leadership to the newly created FIBA Players Commission, where she will serve on the board for the 2015-2019 term.

Previous Clubs:

1999-2001 – AIS (WNBL)
2001-2006 – Adelaide Lightning (WNBL)
2006-2010 – Parma Basket (Italy)
2010-2011 – Vmana Reyer Venezia (Italy)
2011-2014 – Adelaide Lightning (WNBL)

Major Awards:

FIBA Oceania Championship: 2013
Olympic Games: 2008 (Silver), 2012 (Bronze)
WNBL Good Hands Award: 2005
FIBA World Championship: 2006 (Gold)