Darcee Garbin (born 24 June 1994)[1] is an Australian professional basketball player for the Goldfields Giants of the NBL1 West.

Darcee Garbin
Garbin with the Rockingham Flames in 2013
No. 20 – Goldfields Giants
LeagueNBL1 West
Personal information
Born (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 29)
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Listed height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Career information
High schoolLake Ginninderra College
(Canberra, ACT)
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2016Rockingham Flames
2011–2012Australian Institute of Sport
2012–2015West Coast Waves
2015–2020Townsville Fire
2017–2018Townsville Flames
2018–2019Rockingham Flames
2019Herner TC
2020–2022Perth Lynx
2023–presentGoldfields Giants
Career highlights and awards
Women’s basketball
Representing  Australia
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Australia
FIBA Asia Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Bangalore
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Jordan
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Australia
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2017 Taiwan Team

Early life and family edit

Garbin is originally from Western Australia. Born in Kalgoorlie, she was raised in Kambalda before moving to Perth with her family. Garbin's younger sister, Sophie Garbin, is an Australia Fast5 netball international.[2][3][4]

Playing career edit

WNBL edit

Garbin made her professional debut with the Australian Institute of Sport during the 2011–12 season.[5] She then returned to her home state and joined the West Coast Waves, where she played three seasons. In 2015, she moved to Queensland to play for the Townsville Fire. She played five seasons for the Fire and won two championships.[6][7] For the 2020–21 season, she returned to the WA franchise, now known as the Perth Lynx.[8] She was named captain of the Lynx for the 2021–22 season.[9]

SBL / NBL1 West and QBL edit

Garbin made her debut in the State Basketball League (SBL) for the Rockingham Flames in 2011. She played for Rockingham every year until 2016, winning championships in 2014 and 2015. In 2017, she played for the Townsville Flames in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL). In 2018, she split the year with Rockingham and Townsville. In 2019, she won her third championship with Rockingham.[10]

On 26 May 2023, Garbin signed with the Goldfields Giants for the rest of the 2023 NBL1 West season.[11][12][13]

Germany and Hungary edit

In February 2019, Garbin moved to Germany to play out the 2018–19 season with Herner TC of the DBBL, where she won the DBBL Cup and the league championship.[10]

In June 2022, Garbin signed with DVTK-Hun-Therm of the Hungarian League.[14][15]

National team edit

Youth level edit

Garbin made her national team debut at the 2010 FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament in New Caledonia where Australia took home Gold. She would then go on to represent the Gems at the 2012 FIBA Oceania Under-18 Championship, where she helped take home the Gold and secure a place at the Under-19 World Championship the following year. At the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Lithuania, Garbin was a starting five team member. The Gems would go on to take home the bronze after a win over Spain.

In 2017, Garbin was picked to play for the Australian university women's team, the Emerging Opals. She posted 26 points and 10 rebounds en route to an 85–74 victory over Japan A night earlier, Garbin posted eight points and four rebounds against Team USA as Australia suffered a 63–78 loss.

Senior level edit

In January 2019, Garbin was named to her first Opals squad, earning her a place in the first camp as preparations for this years upcoming tournaments got underway.[16] After taking part in the Opals team camps, Garbin was named to the final roster for the 2019 FIBA Asia Cup where she would make her Opals debut.[17]

References edit

  1. ^ "Darcee Garbin". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Garbin girls firing in basketball and netball". townsvillebulletin.com.au. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Sophie Garbin following in sister's footsteps from red dirt of Kambalda". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Australia overcame Malawi to finish third at Fast5 Netball World Series". netball.com.au. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ "AIS: Darcee Garbin". WNBL.com.au. Archived from the original on 28 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Garbin inks two-year extension". wnbl.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. ^ "GARBIN SIGNS THREE-YEAR EXTENSION WITH FIRE". wnbl.com.au. Archived from the original on 18 August 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  8. ^ "PERTH LYNX WELCOME HOME DARCEE GARBIN". wnbl.basketball/perth. 21 June 2020. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  9. ^ "PROUD CAPTAIN GARBIN HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR LYNX". wnbl.basketball/perth. 1 January 2022. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Darcee Garbin". australiabasket.com. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Giants Lure Opal Garbin Home". nbl1.com.au. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  12. ^ "Opal returns home to Goldfields Giants". nbl1.com.au. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  13. ^ Pike, Chris (2 June 2023). "Garbin's fairytale, emotional return to Kalgoorlie". nbl1.com.au. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  14. ^ "Darcee Garbin a DVTK - Hun-Therm játékosa". dvtk.eu (in Hungarian). 12 June 2022. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  15. ^ "GARBIN GOING TO EXPLORE EUROPEAN DREAM". wnbl.basketball/perth. 14 June 2022. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  16. ^ "2019 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE AUSTRALIAN OPALS SQUAD ANNOUNCED". australia.basketball. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  17. ^ "CHEMIST WAREHOUSE AUSTRALIAN OPALS ANNOUNCE TEAM FOR FIBA WOMEN'S ASIA CUP". australia.basketball. Archived from the original on 1 October 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.

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