Australia women's national under-19 basketball team

The Australia women's national under-19 basketball team is the women's basketball team representing Australia for all international under-18 and under-19 women's basketball competitions, including the FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women and FIBA Oceania Under-18 Championship for Women. The team is nicknamed the Gems, an abbreviation for the word gemstone.[1] In 1993, the Gems (which won a gold medal) won the Australian Institute of Sport Athlete (team) of the Year.[2]

 Australia
FIBA ranking11th
FIBA zoneFIBA Oceania
National federationBasketball Australia
CoachDeanne Butler
Nickname(s)Gems
World Championships
Appearances14
MedalsGold medal with cup.svg Gold (1993)
Silver medal with cup.svg Silver (1997, 2019, 2021)
Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze (1989, 2013, 2015)
Oceania Championships
Appearances7
MedalsGold medal with cup.svg Gold: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

Competitive recordEdit

World CupEdit

The first FIBA U19 World Championships were in 1985, and the Gems have participated in every tournament to date. From 1985, the under-19 World Championships were held every four years. From 2005, they are held every two years.

World Cup
Year Round Position Pld W L Coach
  1985 Classification round 6th of 10 6 2 4
  1989 Third place 3rd of 12 7 5 2
  1993 Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0
  1997 Runners-up 2nd of 12 7 5 2
  2001 Fourth place 4th of 12 7 5 2
  2005 Quarterfinals 7th of 12 8 5 3
  2007 Quarterfinals 5th of 16 9 7 2
  2009 Quarterfinals 5th of 16 9 8 1
  2011 Fourth place 4th of 16 9 6 3 Chambers
  2013 Third place 3rd of 16 9 7 2 Chambers
  2015 Third place 3rd of 16 7 6 1 Goriss
  2017 Quarterfinals 6th of 16 7 4 3 Butler
  2019 Runners-up 2nd of 16 7 5 2 Butler
  2021 Runners-up 2nd of 16 7 5 2 Herbert
  2023 TBD
Total 106 77 29

StatisticsEdit

Australia U-19 statistical leaders
Event PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
  1985 S. Gorman (12.5)
  1989 S. Gorman (23.1)
  1993 M. Brogan (18.3)
  1997 C. Emeagi (15.0) L. Jackson (9.9) K. Veal (2.3) N. Lindsay (0.4)
  2001 S. Hammonds (17.9) S. Hammonds (7.7) J. Mahony (3.3) S. Hammonds (2.2) L. Summerton (0.3)
  2005 R. Camino (21.6) R. Camino (8.1) J-L. Samuels (1.8) R. Camino (1.5) J-L. Samuels (1.0)
  2007 A. Bishop (12.8) A. Bishop (10.7) N. Hunt (2.7) N. Hunt (2.3) C. Francis (1.5)
  2009 E. Cambage (20.4) E. Cambage (6.8) T. Madgen (2.2) R. Jarry (1.4) E. Cambage (2.4)
  2011 T. Roberts (15.9) T. Roberts (8.4) R. Cole (6.0) R. Allen (2.4) G. Tippett (1.0)
  2013 C. Mijović (14.4) S. Talbot (7.8) S. Talbot (4.9) C. Samuels (1.8) C. Mijović (1.3)
  2015 A. Smith (12.6) A. Sharp (7.0) K. Wallace (3.6) A. Smith (1.6) A. Smith (2.7)
  2017 E. Magbegor (16.1) A. Maley (10.7) M. Rocci (4.0) E. Magbegor (2.0) E. Magbegor (1.5)
  2019 A. Fowler (9.0) A. Fowler (10.0) J. Shelley (3.7) J. Shelley (1.7) I. Anstey (0.9)

Head coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Basketball Australia. Australian Under 19 Gems. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  2. ^ Australian Sports Commission. AIS Timeline Archived 21 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 12 February 2015.