Basketball Australia has announced a list of 22 players who will attend Opals camp in January.
The camp will be held in Canberra from January 12 to 15 with 22 players playing in the Australian WNBL league.
Most notable new face in the camp will be American born point guard Leilani Mitchell who obtained Australian passport earlier this year to play for Dandenong Rangers. Her mother is Australian. If she sticks with the Opals for the World Championship, Mitchell will definitely ease the loss of Kristi Harrower for the Opals.
Players playing abroad obviously aren’t able to attend as couldn’t Kristen Veal, as she’s studying, Jenna O’Hea. Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor are recovering from injuries.
22 player training camp squad.
Natalie Hurst, Canberra Capitals
Leilani Mitchell, Dandenong Rangers
Tessa Lavey, Bendigo Spirit
Jennifer Screen, Adelaide Lightning
Kelly Wilson, Bendigo Spirit
Tess Madgen, Melbourne Boomers
Stephanie Cummings, Townsville Fire
Jess Foley, Adelaide Lightning
Katie-Rae Ebzery, Sydney Uni Flames
Rachel Jarry, Melbourne Boomers
Rebecca Allen, Melbourne Boomers
Alice Kunek, Dandenong Rangers
Hanna Zavecz, Logan Thunder
Mia Newley, Townsville Fire
Laura Hodges, Adelaide Lightning
Abby Bishop, Canberra Capitals
Elyse Penaluna, Bendigo Spirit
Carley Mijovic, Canberra Capitals
Lauren Scherf, Dandenong Rangers
Natalie Burton, West Coast Waves
Gabrielle Richards, Bendigo Spirit