Gabrielle Richards

Gabrielle Richards (born 19 November 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player.

Gabrielle Richards
Personal information
Born (1984-11-19) 19 November 1984 (age 36)
Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
High schoolAssumption (Kilmore, Victoria)
CollegeOregon (2004–2007)
Playing career2002–2020
PositionForward/Center
Number20
Career history
2002–2004Australian Institute of Sport
2007–2018Bendigo Spirit
2019–2020Bendigo Spirit
Career highlights and awards
Medals

CareerEdit

WNBLEdit

Richards began her WNBL career with the Australian Institute of Sport. She would then return to Victoria and play for the newest franchise, the Bendigo Spirit. During her time with the Spirit, Richards has won two WNBL Championships alongside the likes of Kristi Harrower and Kelsey Griffin. Richards is also a two-time awardee to the WNBL All-Star Five. Richards will return to the Spirit for her tenth season, after signing on for 2017–18.[1]

National TeamEdit

Youth LevelEdit

Richards first represented Australia at the 2003 Under-21 World Championship in Croatia where Australia placed fifth. Playing alongside Laura Hodges, Jess Foley, Samantha Richards and Kelly Wilson.

Senior LevelEdit

Richards was a long standing squad member of the Opals, but was unable to make the final team for competition. At the 2014 FIBA World Championship, Liz Cambage was ruled out from the squad due to injury. Therefore, Richards was awarded the call up and rounded out the Opals roster under head coach, Brendan Joyce.[2] Richards took to the floor in five out of Australia's six matches, including the Bronze Medal match where Australia defeated tournament hosts, Turkey.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE SPIRIT OF BENDIGO RETURNS". wnbl.com.au.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "FIBA profile". fiba.com. Retrieved 27 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)