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    Preliminary roster for 2014 FIBA World Championship:

    Rebecca Allen - Melbourne Boomers
    Suzy Batkovic - Townsville Fire
    Abby Bishop - Canberra Capitals/PEAC Pecs (Hungary)
    Natalie Burton - West Coast Waves
    Elizabeth Cambage - Beijing Bulls (China)/Tulsa Shock (WNBA)
    Stephanie Cumming - Townsville Fire
    Katie-Rae Ebzery - Sydney Uni Flames
    Jessica Foley - Adelaide Lightning
    Cayla Francis - Nantes (France)
    Laura Hodges - Adelaide Lightning
    Natalie Hurst - Canberra Capitals/Canik Belediyesi (Turkey)
    Lauren Jackson - Canberra Capitals/Heilongjiang Shenda (China)
    Rachel Jarry - Melbourne Boomers/Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)
    Alice Kunek - Dandenong Rangers
    Emma Langford - Logan Thunder
    Tessa Lavey - Bendigo Spirit
    Tess Madgen - Melbourne Boomers
    Rachael McCully - Townsville Fire
    Carley Mijovic - Canberra Capitals
    Leilani Mitchell - Dandenong Rangers
    Mia Newley - Townsville Fire
    Jenna O'Hea - Dandenong Rangers/Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
    Erin Phillips - Indiana Fever (WNBA)
    Gabrielle Richards - Bendigo Spirit
    Lauren Scherf - Dandenong Rangers
    Jennifer Screen - Adelaide Lightning
    Belinda Snel - CCC Polkowice (Poland)
    Stephanie Talbot - Adelaide Lightning
    Penny Taylor - Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)
    Marianna Tolo - Bourges (France)
    Kristen Veal - Logan Thunder
    Kelly Wilson - Bendigo Spirit
    Hanna Zavecz - Logan Thunder

    Source: http://www.basketball.net.au/stars-n...onships-squad/

    All-time great Lauren Jackson is currently rehabbing from recent surgery, and should be ready for the Championship.

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    They have an exhibition match against Rachel Jarry's team, the Minnesota Lynx.
    http://www.wnba.com/lynx/news/lynx_h...014_03_10.html
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    A very good read in catching up with the Opals players. It seems a youth movement is on the way.
    http://www.theherald.com.au/story/21...lection/?cs=12
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    25 players named for the March Training Camp:

    Rebecca Allen - Melbourne Boomers
    Sara Blicavs - Bendigo Spirit
    Alex Bunton - Canberra Capitals
    Natalie Burton - West Coast Waves
    Elizabeth Cambage - Beijing Bulls (China)
    Stephanie Collins - BA CoE
    Stephanie Cumming - Townsville Fire
    Katie-Rae Ebzery - Sydney Flames
    Jessica Foley - Adelaide Lightning
    Laura Hodges - Adelaide Lightning
    Alice Kunek - Dandenong Rangers
    Tessa Lavey - Bendigo Spirit
    Tess Madgen - Melbourne Boomers
    Rachael McCully - Townsville Fire
    Carley Mijovic - Canberra Capitals
    Leilani Mitchell - Dandenong Rangers
    Mia Newley - Townsville Fire
    Erin Phillips - Indiana Fever (WNBA)
    Jennifer Screen - Adelaide Lightning
    Stephanie Talbot - Adelaide Lightning
    Penny Taylor - Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)
    Kristen Veal - Logan Thunder
    Kelly Wilson - Bendigo Spirit
    Hanna Zavecz - Logan Thunder

    Currently injured players attending:

    Lauren Jackson
    Rachel Jarry
    Gabrielle Richards

    Notable players missing from the original pool: Abby Bishop, Cayla Francis, Belinda Snell, Marianna Tolo (they all play in Europe and probably are unavailable).

    http://www.basketball.net.au/big-nam...canberra-camp/

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    Leilani Mitchell to sit out the 2014 WNBA season for the national team duties and spending some time off.
    http://www.swishappeal.com/2014/4/21...ment-wnba-2014
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    12 players were named for the Opals' US tour minus Erin Phillips, Penny Taylor, Rachel Jarry, Liz Cambage and Leilani Mitchell.

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sp...or-tour-of-us/
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    Touring Australian NT lost to WNBA Champ Minnesota Lynx 82-66, leaving anyway positive impression to head coach Brendan Joyce.
    Opals had previously scrimmaged with Seattle Storm twice, losing 70-68 and 71-57.

    http://www.basketball.net.au/12033/
    http://www.basketball.net.au/joyce-e...pals-usa-tour/

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    Opals win their last scrimmage with WNBA teams, beating San Antonio SS 73-71.

    http://www.basketball.net.au/come-be...usa-tour-high/

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    Superstar Lauren Jackson underwent another (minor) knee surgery by the end of May and is planned to rehab in 3 months.
    In theory, she should be available for the 2014 WC, but doubts arise on her condition after so long absence.

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/spor...607-zs0nx.html

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    Australian NT heading to Japan to play a 4-game tournament July 25-29.

    Opals roster:

    Rebecca Allen
    Natalie Burton
    Elizabeth Cambage
    Laura Hodges
    Natalie Hurst
    Rachel Jarry
    Tessa Lavey
    Tess Madgen
    Leilani Mitchell (C)
    Jennifer Screen
    Belinda Snell
    Marianna Tolo

    http://www.basketball.net.au/stars-l...et-japan-tour/

    For 2014 World Championship's prep games full schedule see also:
    http://www.interbasket.net/forums/sh...l=1#post902887

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