MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA | The 2019 International Indigenous Basketball and Cultural Showcase will take place on Thursday, August 22 in Melbourne, held as a curtain-raiser event prior to the Australian Boomers vs USA Basketball exhibition basketball game at Marvel Stadium.
The second day of the pool stage at the Jr. NBA Global Championships has wrapped up. The Asia Pacific Boys, featuring Australian Joshua Dent, had a great opening two days, while Australian Summah Hanson and the Asia Pacific Girls fought hard through their first few days in Orlando.
The Australian Under-20 and Ivor Burge Championships will remain in Canberra through 2020 and 2021, with the 2020 championships taking place February 5-9.
The Jr. NBA Global Championship commences tomorrow in Orlando Florida, and Australia will be flying the flag, with the three Australians taking part in the event.
Registrations are now open for the 2019 Australian School Championships which will be held from December 2-6 in South East Melbourne.
The Gems are taking home the silver medal at the FIBA Under-19 Women's World Cup after narrowly losing in an overtime classic against the USA, 70-74. The Gems saved their best for last against the Americans, led by Isobel Anstey who was everywhere. She finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.
The Gems are through to the Final of the FIBA Under-19 Women's World Cup after beating Spain, 64-55 in Thailand. The Gems kept their cool after a dominant start from Spain and were able to control the rest of the game thanks to great rebounding and a patient offence.
The Gems are on their way to the Semi-Finals at the FIBA Under-19 Women's World Cup in Thailand after beating Mali 63-51. In what was yet another physical test for Australia Gemma Potter played a terrific game. Potter scored a game-high 18 points in 18 minutes of court time thanks to a steady barrage of threes.