Australia women's national under-19 basketball team

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 Australia
FIBA ranking11th
FIBA zoneFIBA Oceania
National federationBasketball Australia
CoachDeanne Butler
Nickname(s)Gems
U19 World Cup
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)
Asian Championship
Appearances2
MedalsGold medal asia.svg Gold: (2022)
Bronze medal asia.svg Bronze: (2018)
Oceania Championship
Appearances7
MedalsGold medal with cup.svg Gold: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

The Australia women's national under-19 basketball team is the women's basketball team representing Australia for all international under-19, under-18, and under-17 women's basketball competitions, including the U19 Women's World Cup, Asian Championship, and the Oceania Championship. 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]

Competitive record[edit]

U19 World Cup[edit]

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.

U19 World Cup
Year Round Position Pld W L Coach
United States 1985 Classification round 6th of 10 6 2 4
Spain 1989 Third place 3rd of 12 7 5 2
South Korea 1993 Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0
Brazil 1997 Runners-up 2nd of 12 7 5 2
Czech Republic 2001 Fourth place 4th of 12 7 5 2
Tunisia 2005 Quarterfinals 7th of 12 8 5 3
Slovakia 2007 Quarterfinals 5th of 16 9 7 2
Thailand 2009 Quarterfinals 5th of 16 9 8 1
Chile 2011 Fourth place 4th of 16 9 6 3 Chambers
Lithuania 2013 Third place 3rd of 16 9 7 2 Chambers
Russia 2015 Third place 3rd of 16 7 6 1 Goriss
Italy 2017 Quarterfinals 6th of 16 7 4 3 Butler
Thailand 2019 Runners-up 2nd of 16 7 5 2 Butler
Hungary 2021 Runners-up 2nd of 16 7 5 2 Herbert
Spain 2023 Qualified
Czech Republic 2025 TBD
Total 106 77 29

Statistics[edit]

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

Head coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.