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null Lara Mcspadden (AUS), Paul Goriss (AUS), Deanne Joy Butler (AUS), Alan Mcaughtry (AUS)
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Gems trim their candidate list

CANBERRA (FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup) – Podium candidates Australia have reduced their squad as they get ready to tip-off preparations for the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup.

Head coach Paul Gorris now has 15 players to choose from as they look forward to attending a selection camp between June 4 and 7 at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence.

Australia 15-player squad for FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017
Zitina Aokuso Chloe Bibby Chelsea Brook Monique Conti 
Abby Cubillo Chantel Horvat Eziyoda Magbegor Anneli Maley 
Lara McSpadden Rebecca Pizzey Maddison Rocci Kiera Rowe
Jazmin Shelley Samantha Simons Morgan Yaeger  

Competition for places on the final roster will be particularly fierce, with the core of the team made up from those who sealed a gold-medal winning double at the FIBA U17 Women’s World Championship and FIBA Oceania U18 Women’s Championship last year.

Eziyoda Magbegor also brings experience from the last edition of the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship two years ago in Russia, while Chelsea Brook and Anneli Maley will offer a hard-nosed edge, having both played during the 2016-17 WNBL season.

Morgan Yaeger is also included and she will push for a spot after completing a solid Freshman year at the University of Oregon.

Australia will compete in Group D against Hungary, Japan and Mexico.