Ebzery and Snell Named in Opals Squad

December 3, 2017 | Sydney Flames news

Excerpt courtesy of Basketball Australia:

Preparations for the Commonwealth Games have begun for the Australian Opals with the announcement of a squad for the first camp to be held in early February, 2018.

Held in Italy at the AIS European Training Centre, 18 athletes have been invited although the squad remains fluid with injuries as well as college and European commitments all taken into consideration. The Opals games will be held in Townsville and on the Gold Coast from April 4-15, 2018.

“This squad has been selected based upon performance levels in the various leagues in which the athletes compete as well as at past Opals camps and the recent FIBA Asia Cup in India,” said Opals head coach Sandy Brondello.

“All of our Opals coaching staff will continue to monitor and evaluate the contributions the players make to their respective clubs leading up to the Commonwealth Games.

“Beyond that tournament, we are also preparing for the FIBA World Cup which will be held in Spain in September 2018 following our successful qualification at the FIBA Asia Cup earlier this year.”

The Australian Opals List for the First Camp in February, 2018:

Rebecca Allen (Lyon- France)
Suzy Batkovic (JCU Townsville Fire)
Abby Bishop (MAC Adelaide Lightning)
Stephanie Blicavs (Jayco Dandenong Rangers)
Elizabeth Cambage (Deakin Melbourne Boomers)
Katie-Rae Ebzery (Brydens Sydney Uni Flames)
Cayla George (JCU Townsville Fire)
Kelsey Griffin (Bendigo Bank Spirit)
Natalie Hurst (University of Canberra Capitals)
Alice Kunek (Perth Lynx)
Tessa Lavey (Jayco Dandenong Rangers)
Ezi Magbegor (University of Canberra Capitals)
Lauren Mansfield (Energa Torun- Poland)
Leilani Mitchell (Hatay – Turkey)
Jenna O’Hea (Deakin Melbourne Boomers)
Belinda Snell (Brydens Sydney Uni Flames)
Stephanie Talbot (Mondeville – France)
Marianna Tolo (Abdullah Gul – Turkey)

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