State Rivalries Set To Sizzle


The countdown is on and anticipation is constructing as the following technology of star Australian basketballers get set to signify their state and compete on the 2023 Foot Locker Beneath-20 & Ivor Burge Nationwide Championships.

Held subsequent month at Geelong Enviornment in Victoria between Tuesday 14 and Sunday 19 February, the occasion now boasts a refreshed title having beforehand been often known as the U20 & Ivor Burge Australian Junior Championships.

A complete of 33 groups will compete within the occasion throughout the Males’s, Girls’s and Ivor Burge (mental incapacity) competitions, comprising of 119 video games performed all through six action-packed days.

Tickets are on sale now so be sure to safe your seats in the present day! Please word: tickets will solely be out there to buy on-line.

The NBA World Academy – that includes the likes of Sprint Daniels, the youthful brother of NBA New Orleans Pelicans’ Dyson Daniels, and Rocco Zikarsky, who stands at an imposing 7’1 – will as soon as once more subject a workforce and have within the Males’s Championship pool rounds.

Showcasing the expertise within the Girls’s Championships, 5 present WNBL gamers may also be on courtroom together with Southside Flyers’, Nyadiew Puoch, and Adelaide Lightning’s, Isobel Borlase.

State rivalries will sizzle as every workforce appears to be like to be topped Champions – Victoria will likely be aiming to defend its 2022 triumphs within the under-20 ladies’s and girls’s Ivor Burge classes, whereas Queensland and South Australia will likely be aiming to as soon as once more take dwelling the trophy within the under-20 males’s and males’s Ivor Burge competitors respectfully.

On the finish of the competitors the Bob Staunton Medal will likely be awarded to probably the most excellent female and male participant, with icons of the sport together with Lauren Jackson (1999), Patty Mills (2006, 2007), Erin Phillips (2004) and Dante Exum (2013) all having this achievement etched subsequent to their identify.

The pool video games happen throughout the primary three days, whereas quarter finals kick off on Friday 17 February, semis on Saturday 18 and the grand last, play offs and shutting ceremony conclude on Sunday. In contrast to earlier years, the Ivor Burge Girls’s Competitors will likely be structured as 3X3 as Basketball Australia aligns it with the worldwide guidelines and World Championships taking place in Paris later this 12 months.

For extra details about the 2023 Foot Locker Beneath-20 & Ivor Burge Nationwide Championships together with the fixture go to the Basketball Australia web site.



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