Katie Ebzery named in final pre-Olympic Opals team
Perth Lynx co-captain Katie Ebzery has been named in the final 12-strong Australian Opals team for the FIBA Asian Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
The Tournament will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and represents the new qualification system.
Pre-Olympic qualification tournaments will be held in the other zones simultaneously including the Pan American and African zones.
Head Coach Sandy Brondello said that this tournament not only allows some valuable time together playing meaningful games, but also enables the coaches more opportunities to evaluate different players leading into the Olympic qualifying window in February.
The team named as follows:
Rebecca Allen Arka Gdynia Poland / New York Liberty
Elizabeth Cambage China / Las Vegus Aces
Katie-Rae Ebzery Perth Lynx
Darcee Garbin JCU Townsville Fire
Cayla George Deakin University Melbourne Boomers
Tess Lavey Bendigo Spirit
Tess Madgen JCU Townsville Fire
Ezi Magbegor Deakin University Melbourne Boomers
Leilani Mitchell Southside Flyers
Jenna O’Hea Southside Flyers
Steph Talbot Adelaide Lightning/Minnesota Lynx
Marianna Tolo University of Canberra Capitals
The Opals will play in the following games:
14 November AUS v TPE MABA Stadium Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 November IND v AUS
17 NovemberJPN v AUS