A year out from the Tokyo Olympics, Basketball Australia has announced the Australian 2020 Chemist Warehouse Opals Squad, featuring four Southside Flyers.
Congratulations to Sara Blicavs, Bec Cole, Jenna O’Hea and Leilani Mitchell who have all been selected in the squad of 23 as the national team looks forward to the Tokyo Olympics next year and the FIBA World Cup in Sydney in 2021.
The four players join Flyers head coach and Opals assistant coach Cheryl Chambers in the National Program.
Basketball Australia confirmed the squad can be added to at any time and declared performances during 2020 will be a major consideration prior to the Opals coaches announcing an Olympic squad early next year.
|Rebecca Allen||Valencia, Spain/New York Liberty|
|Zitina Aokuso||JCU Townsville Fire|
|Sara Blicavs||Jayco Southside Flyers|
|Elizabeth Cambage||Las Vegas Aces|
|Rebecca Cole||Jayco Southside Flyers|
|Katie-Rae Ebzery||Perth Lynx|
|Darcee Garbin||Perth Lynx|
|Cayla George||Deakin Melbourne Boomers|
|Kelsey Griffin*||University of Canberra Capitals|
|Shyla Heal||JCU Townsville Fire|
|Tessa Lavey||Bendigo Spirit|
|Tess Madgen||Deakin Melbourne Boomers|
|Ezi Magbegor||Seattle Storm/Deakin Melbourne Boomers|
|Tiana Mangakahia||Syracuse University, USA|
|Leilani Mitchell*||Washington Mystics/Jayco Southside Flyers|
|Lauren Nicholson||JCU Townsville Fire|
|Jenna O’Hea||Jayco Southside Flyers|
|Maddie Rocci||University of Canberra Capitals|
|Jaz Shelley||University of Oregon, USA|
|Alanna Smith||Phoenix Mercury/Adelaide Lightning|
|Stephanie Talbot||Adelaide Lightning|
|Marianna Tolo||University of Canberra Capitals|
|Sami Whitcomb*||Perth Lynx|
*Restricted Player, only one can be named in a final term of 12.