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2016 WNBA SEASON BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

Five Australians will suit up when the 2016 WNBA season begins this weekend, representing three of the 12 teams in the competition.

JAYCO AUSTRALIAN OPALS WIN FIRST GAME IN JAPAN IN STYLE

The Jayco Australian Opals have won their first tour game in Nagaoka against Japan, showing great form to win 80 – 41.

UNDER-18'S AND KEVIN COOMBS CUP- DAY 6

Read a recap of Day 6 from the 2016 Under-18's Championship and Kevin Coombs Cup in Forestville, South Australia.

AUSTRALIAN ROLLERS DRAWN INTO GROUP A FOR 2016 PARALYMPICS

As announced by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation last night, Australia has been drawn into Group A for the 2016 Paralympics which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from September 7-18.

FOUR AUSSIES REACH 2016 NBA PLAYOFFS

Four members of the Australian Boomers, Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills and Aron Baynes, are set to feature in the 2016 NBA playoffs, beginning this weekend.

LAURA HODGES WINS EUROCUP FINAL

Australian Opal Laura Hodges has helped her French team, Cercle Jean-Macé Bourges Basket, claim their first EuroCup title with a sweep of Villeneuve in the final.

BROEKHOFF INTO EUROLEAGUE TOP 8

Ryan Broekhoff and his Russian team, Lokomotiv Kuban, have advanced to the Euroleague Quarter-Finals as they search for their first Euroleague championship.

AIS ‘CHANGE THE GAME’ PARTNERSHIP

Last week, Australian Opal Marianna Tolo, Opals head coach Brendan Joyce and University of Canberra Capitals’ coach Paul Goriss hosted a tour of the AIS for the start of a 12-month pilot program entitled ‘Change the Game.’

JUNIOR FEMALE BASKETBALLERS HONOURED

Two Centre of Excellence inductees, Abby Cubillo and Jazmin Shelley, have been honoured for their outstanding years with respective awards over the weekend.

AUSTRALIA FINISHES SEVENTH AT ALBERT SCHWEITZER TOURNAMENT

A victory over China in their final game of the 2016 Albert Schweitzer Tournament has secured a seventh placed finish for Australia in what was a positive step in the development of the entire team.

SEEKAMP WINS WNIT MVP AND CHAMPIONSHIP

In her final year with the University of South Dakota Coyotes, Australian Nicole Seekamp has finished off a brilliant season with a tournament MVP award and a victory in the final of the 2016 Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).

AUS FINISH THIRD IN GROUP STAGE OF ALBERT SCHWEITZER TOURNAMENT

Australia has finished third in Group A at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament and will now face Greece in the classification Semi-Final as they aim for a fifth placed finish.

PAUL GORISS SIGNS AS UC CAPITALS WNBL COACH

Basketball Australia is delighted at the news of Paul Goriss signing as head coach of the University of Canberra Capitals in the WNBL.

AUSSIES HALFWAY THROUGH GROUP STAGE AT ALBERT SCHWEITZER TOURNAMENT

Having played three of their five group games at the 2016 Albert Schweitzer Tournament, Australia are 1-2 and sit in third place in Group A.

GRAN CANARIA INTO EUROCUP SEMI FINALS

Brad Newley and Herbalife Gran Canaria have advanced to the EuroCup Semi-Finals for the second consecutive year as they look to atone for their 2015 Finals loss.

MARCH MADNESS HEADS INTO SWEET SIXTEEN ROUND

The 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division 1 Basketball Tournament has entered the Sweet Sixteen round with three Australians left in contention for the Championship.

AUSTRALIA DEPARTS FOR ALBERT SCHWEITZER TOURNAMENT

Basketball Australia has named the team that will represent Australia at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament (AST) from March 26-April 1 in Mannheim, Germany.