Deakin Melbourne Boomers’ very own Chelsea D’Angelo has advanced to the next stage of the selection process to make the Australia team for the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Thailand in July.
D’Angelo is one of 17 women who will attend the Centre of Excellence training camp from May 30 – June 2.
Following the training camp, the ‘Gems’ will finalise the U19 squad.
Having previously represented Australia at the U17 Women’s Oceania Championship in 2017, D’Angelo is poised to make the final World Cup squad.
Head Coach, Guy Molloy says D’Angelo is a dynamic guard, who is an excellent penetrator and vastly improved shooter.
“She is scoring at high volume against much more seasoned players in the NBL-1 competition under the guidance of Nunawading Spectres’ coach Paul Flynn, and we believe she has strong upside.
“Chelsea has also done a great job in the weights room with trainer Bruce Gray, to get significantly stronger than a year ago and that is accounting for her much-improved defence,” said Boomers Head Coach Guy Molloy.
Once the team is finalised, the Gems will contest a number of international warm-up games before heading to the World Championship in Bangkok from July 20-28.
D’Angelo will be a part of the Deakin Melbourne Boomers Senior Squad for the upcoming 2019/20 season.
The team will be aiming to go one better this year by winning the championship, after last season’s semi-final loss.
As an up-and-coming star, D’Angelo is sure to play a role in the Boomers’ challenge.
The final selection for the Australian U19 World Championship Team will be announced in June.