DBA would like to congratulate the seven Rangers selected to U19 Gems & Emus squads for the upcoming FIBA U19 World Cup preliminary camp to be held at Basketball Australia’s Centre Of Excellence.
Dallas Loughridge, Gemma Potter, Nyadiew Puoch and Emily Sewell will all be aiming for Gems selection when they hit Canberra in late February while we’ll be represented by Mason Perry, Riley Simmons and Zac Taylor at the preliminary Emus camp.
This first stage of Gems & Emus preparations are ahead of a potential U19 FIBA World Cup in Europe this July/August pending COVID-19 travel restrictions.
“This camp signifies the start of an important journey for our national Under 19s men’s and women’s teams, as we look to medal at both World Cups later this year”, said BA’s Head Of Performance & National Teams Jan Sterling.
“Australian basketball through its connected high performance pathway and elite coaching continues to produce world class talent, which is reflected in the strength of the squads that have been named for our preliminary camp later this month.
“Both the Emus and Gems will be led by experienced coaching personnel at this year’s Worlds and we look forward to seeing the progression of both squads over the coming months.”
Part of that experienced coaching panel will be DBA’s own Darren Perry who will continue to oversee the Emus program he knows so well as head coach.
Good luck Rangers! This is a terrific step towards national representation, we know you’ll do us proud at the AIS!