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Australian Opals announce 27-player pool for Rio Games training camps

Published on February 25, 2016


The Australian Opals show off their gold medals from the Rio test event. Photo: Basketball Australia.

The Australian Opals show off their gold medals from the Rio test event. Photo: Basketball Australia.

The Australian Opals announced the list of 27 players who will participate in Olympic training camps this spring and summer.

Marianna Tolo returns to the Opals after suffering a knee injury in the 2015 WNBA season. Liz Cambage returns after playing in China. Former Nebraska standout Kelsey Griffin, who recently gained Australian citizenship, is also on the roster. The first of four camps will be held in Canberra from March 29 to April 3. The following three camps will be held in late April in Gosford, late June in Canberra and early July on the Gold Coast.

Of the 27 players named, head coach Brendan Joyce is happy to have a majority of the bronze-medal winning team from the 2014 World Championship.

“We will utilize these camps to maintain and continue to develop the team chemistry we had at the 2014 World Championships and transfer that into 2016.”

First Name Last Name Club
Rebecca Allen SEQ Stars
Suzy Batkovic Townsville Fire
Sara Blicavs Dandenong Rangers
Abby Bishop University of Canberra Capitals
Natalie Burton Perth Lynx
Elizabeth Cambage Shanghai
Stephanie Cumming Dandenong Rangers
Katie-Rae Ebzery Sydney Uni Flames
Cayla George Townsville Fire
Madeleine Garrick Melbourne Boomers
Kelsey Griffin Bendigo Spirit
Laura Hodges Bourges (France)
Lauren Jackson University of Canberra Capitals
Rachel Jarry SEQ Stars
Alice Kunek Melbourne Boomers
Tessa Lavey Perth Lynx
Tess Madgen Melbourne Boomers
Lauren Mansfield SEQ Stars
Carley Mijovic Perth Lynx
Leilani Mitchell Adelaide Lightning
Erin Phillips Los Angeles Sparks
Elyse Penaluna Melbourne Boomers
Belinda Snell Bendigo Spirit
Stephanie Talbot University of Canberra Capitals
Penny Taylor Phoenix Mercury
Marianna Tolo Los Angeles Sparks
Kelly Wilson Bendigo Spirit

This post is part of the following threads: 2016 WNBA Season, Rio 2016 – ongoing stories on this site. View the thread timelines for more context on this post.


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