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Young stars on show at 2014 ADC

Australia’s national team coaches will work with the next generation of talent coming through the junior programs in January for the first edition of the 2014 Australian Development Camps at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence in Canberra.

Young Aussies take another Hungarian scalp

The Australian Women’s Development team have ended the first leg of their Hungarian tour on a winning note, defeating club side MTK Budapest 62-52 in another impressive performance from the young squad.

Jayco boosts sponsorship of women's basketball

Basketball Australia and Jayco today announced a new multi-year deal which will see the iconic Australian brand extend its sponsorship to the entire women’s national team program, continuing on as a major sponsor of Basketball Australia.

Gems claim Bronze behind stunning comeback over Spain

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team secured their first medal since 1997, winning Bronze overnight in a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Spain, clinching victory 73-68, to finish third overall in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Lithuania.

Gems to battle Spain for Bronze after falling to USA in semis

The Australian Gems U19 women’s basketball team is preparing for a Bronze Medal showdown with Spain at the 2013 U19 Women’s World Championship of Basketball in Lithuania in the early hours of Monday morning (AEST), after going down to the USA 77-54 in the Semi Finals over night.

Gems defeat China, now face Semi Final showdown against the USA

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team will play the USA in the Semi Finals of the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship, after a stunning Quarter Final victory against China overnight, 74-65.

Gems defeat Serbia, next up, Quarter Finals clash with China

The Australian Gems U19 Women's basketball team completed a 3-0 sweep of their Eighth-Final Round match-ups in Lithuania overnight, with a resounding victory over Serbia, 89-53, giving them the perfect preparation ahead of the Quarter Finals stage of the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship.

Gems through to Quarters, hand Brazil their first loss

The Australian Gems U19 Women's basketball team became the fifth nation to qualify for the Quarter Final round of the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship, after knocking off the previously undefeated Brazil overnight, 69-51.

Gems rebound to score solid victory over Russia

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team are back on the winner’s list, having rebounded strongly from Sunday’s loss to Spain, to defeat Russia in their FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship match-up overnight, 96-72.

Gems suffer first defeat of U19 World Champs, against Spain

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship overnight, going down to Spain 81-63, in their final preliminary round match-up.

Gems take strong win over gallant Japan

After weathering an impressive three-point shooting display by the Japanese for much of the contest, the Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team built a strong tally late in the up-tempo game to overrun their opponent and secure their second consecutive win of the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship in Lithuania.

Gems Tip-off U19 WC campaign convincingly

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team began their 2013 U19 FIBA World Championship campaign in style, handily dispatching Argentina, 69-48, in game one of the tournament in Lithuania overnight.

Competition continues for future stars of Australian basketball: FIBA U19 World Championships for Women tip-off tonight

The Australian Gems begin their quest for the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship tonight as they face Argentina the opening day of the tournament in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Star-studded Australian Gems team named for U19 World C'ship

A strong WNBL presence headlines the Australian Gems team named for the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship for Women in Lithuania next month.

Flawless Gems win Reze Tournament

The Australian Gems have continued their impressive preparations for the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship for Women, winning the Reze International Tournament in France this morning.

France the final stop before Gems World Championship team is announced

The Australian Gems continue in the next phase of preparations for the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship for Women this week when they arrive in France to contest the Reze International Basketball Tournament.

Gems Face Tough Fight In Four Nations Tour Of China

The U19 Australian Women’s national team – the Gems – leave for a four nation tour of China today where they will take on China, Brazil and the USA as the countdown to the 2013 FIBA U19’s World Championship in July gathers momentum.

U19's Women's Team To Tour China Announced As Countdown Continues To World Champs

Basketball Australia today announced the U19 Australian Women’s team selected to tour China in May as the countdown to the 2013 FIBA World Championships in Lithuania in July continues.