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Opals record emphatic victory over Japan in first game of warm-up series

The Jayco Australian Opals have defeated Japan 86-65 in the first of their three-game warm-up series ahead of the Oceania Championship.


Cambage out of Japan series, Oceania Championships

Elizabeth Cambage has been ruled out of this week’s series against Japan for the Jayco Australian Opals.

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Team Named for Australian Under-17's ahead of Oceania Championship

A 12-player strong team has been selected for Australia in preparation for the FIBA Under-17 Oceania Championship in August.


Big names return for Opals against Japan

Elizabeth Cambage is set make her return to the Jayco Australian Opals with the team to play a three-game series against Japan next week.


Leiliani Mitchell signs with Adelaide Lightning

The MAC Adelaide Lightning is excited to announce the key signing of Leilani Mitchell for the 2015-16 season.

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WNBA Aussie Snapshot

Two weeks into the 2015 WNBA season, all eight Australians have hit the court for their four respective clubs.


The Bec Allen blog: Highs and lows

The latest from the WNBA and Jayco Australian Opal following some heartbreaking news.


Official Tour launched for 2015 FIBA Oceania Championships

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce Hype Tours as its official tour company for the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championships.


Lauren Jackson recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Australian Olympian, Lauren Jackson, has been appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her outstanding services and contribution to the sport of basketball.


In profile: Katie-Rae Ebzery

The final instalment in our three-part series on the new faces in the Jayco Australian Opals.

Tip-off as Spain play Australia (Baloncesto FEB)

Spain defeats Jayco Australian Opals

Spain showed their readiness for EuroBasket with a 29-point win over the Jayco Australian Opals on Saturday.

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Eight Australians set for WNBA 2015

As a new WNBA season is about to get underway, we follow the Jayco Australian Opals to see where they're playing in 2015.


The Bec Allen blog: New York, New York

Bec Allen hits the WNBA this season for the first time following some stellar performances back in Australia's Wattle Valley WNBL. Taking the court for New York Liberty, join Bec as she updates us throughout her journey.


The Tess Madgen blog: Feeling the heat in Phoenix

Jayco Australian Opal Tess Madgen checks in from Arizona in her first update from her debut season in the WNBA.
Madgen joins a host of other Australians including Cayla Francis, Leilani Mitchell and coach Sandy Brondello at the Mercury, who in 2015, will be defending their WNBA Championship title.


Italy gets revenge over Opals

A determined Italian outfit turned the tide on two-straight defeats at the hands of the Jayco Australian Opals on Sunday morning, with a 16-point victory.



The Jayco Australian Opals were able to hang tough, defeating a determined Italian outfit on the second of their three-game series on Saturday morning.

Maddie Garrick in action last season in the WNBL for Bendigo Spirit

In Profile: Maddie Garrick

Maddie Garrick’s elevation to the Jayco Australian Opals may appear to have been swift, but it has been far from an overnight journey to the top. The 23-year-old booked her ticket to Europe with the Opals off the back of her first senior camp and so making the 12-woman squad came as a revelation.


Jayco Australian Opals defeat Italy

The Jayco Australian Opals are off to a winning start in their three-game series against Italy, defeating the home side 65-77 in Pordeone in the country’s north-east on Friday morning.

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