Strong performances from NSW teams at U20’s and Ivor Burge Championships
All NSW teams had a very strong tournament at the recent U20’s and Ivor Burge championships held in Kalamunda, WA. Of the 5 NSW teams that attended the championships, 4 of them returned home with a medal.
The U20 Men’s team put it a solid performance in their bronze medal match against SA, recording an impressive 108-71 victory, led by Kai Healey and Xavier Cooks who top scored with 19 and 18 points respectively.
Lauren Jackson Hopeful Following Successful Surgery
Basketball NSW Hall of Fame inductee Lauren Jackson is in recovery following surgery overnight in Melbourne to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee and ongoing problem in her left Achilles tendon.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr David Young has advised Jackson will be required to undertake a 16 week recovery program following the surgery which he anticipates has successfully resolved both injuries.
Jackson has committed to returning to the Australian Opals program prior to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Championships in Turkey, and her deal with the Canberra Capitals for the next two WNBL seasons remains unaffected.
Australia Drawn in Group D for 2014 Basketball World Cup
The Australian Boomers will face European powerhouse Lithuania after being drawn in Group D in this morning’s 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Official Draw in Barcelona.
In addition to Lithuania, the 2013 Eurobasket semi-finalists, the Boomers will face 2013 FIBA Africa bronze-medallists Angola, Korea, Slovenia and Mexico in the preliminary rounds.
The Boomers’ Group D will be based in the capital of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria – the home of Boomers star Brad Newley’s Spanish league club – with preliminary round play to start on Saturday 30 August.
VALE - Pam Willmette OAM 1936 - 2013
Pam Willmette OAM passed away on Tuesday the 31st December, 2013.
Basketball NSW has lost one of the stalwarts of the game and a fierce fighter for Women's Basketball.
Pam started playing basketball in International Rules competitions in 1951 with the Education Department at the National Fitness gymnasium in Hunter Street Sydney in the lunch time competition run by the Public Service Association. Ron Hough was her first coach.