May 26, 2021 | Melbourne Boomers news

Three Boomers are set to represent Australia at the Olympics in Tokyo with Ezi Magbegor, Tess Madgen and Cayla George all selected to as part of the Opals team that will challenge for Gold in July.

Their inclusion in the Opals team comes off the back of a strong WNBL season for each, with George earning a place in the All Star 5 and Magbegor and Madgen earning a place in the All Star 5 second team.

George will compete in her second Olympics after representing Australia at Rio in 2016, while Magbegor and Madgen are set to make their Olympic debuts.

The Australian Opals are currently ranked second in the World and are expected to be one of the teams to beat.

The selection of these three Boomers players shows the incredible talent in Melbourne and that Boomers fans can expect big things from these stars in WNBL 21-22.

Boomers Head Coach, Guy Molloy, was thrilled for the trio.

“All three of these athletes deserve their spot on the Opals team. They’ve worked incredibly hard, and had strong performances in the WNBL in recent years.

From a Boomers perspective it shows the quality of athlete that will be on court for us this season.

I’m excited to see these three do Australia proud at Tokyo and then do Melbourne proud in the WNBL.’

The Olympics begin in Tokyo on 23 July and run until 8 August.

Don’t miss out on seeing out three Olympians play this WNBL season – join us for the journey by registering your interest in a Boomers membership, and to hear all the latest news join our mailing list here!


Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo – Basketball Women

Name Age Olympics Position Suburb State Postcode
Rebecca Allen 28 Debut Forward Canterbury VIC 3126
Liz Cambage 29 3rd (2012, 2016) Centre Toorak VIC 3142
Katie Ebzery 31 2nd (2016) Guard Charlestown NSW 2290
Cayla George 32 2nd (2016) Centre Mooroobool QLD 4870
Tessa Lavey 28 2nd (2016) Guard Kennington VIC 3550
Tess Madgen 30 Debut Guard South Yarra VIC 3141
Ezi Magbegor 21 Debut Centre Craigieburn VIC 3064
Leilani Mitchell 35 2nd (2016) Guard Hamilton NSW 2303
Jenna O’Hea 33 2nd (2012) Guard/ Forward St Kilda VIC 3182
Alanna Smith 24 Debut Forward Blackburn VIC 3130
Steph Talbot 26 2nd (2016) Forward Kadina SA 5554
Marianna Tolo 31 2nd (2016) Centre Downer ACT 2602