Tess Madgen

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Tess Madgen
Madgen of Bendigo 2.png
Madgen playing for Bendigo
No. 9 – Phoenix Mercury
Position Guard / Forward
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1990-08-12) 12 August 1990 (age 26)
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Career information
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2010 Australian Institute of Sport
2010–2012 Bendigo Spirit
2012–present Melbourne Boomers
2015–2016 Phoenix Mercury
2016– Pszczółka AZS UMCS Lublin

Tess Madgen (born 12 August 1990) is an Australian professional basketball player. She has previously played for the Australian Institute of Sport and Bendigo Spirit in the WNBL. She has played for Australia at junior national level, earning a gold medal with them at the 2008 Oceania World Qualification series. She earned a bronze at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzen, China. She has been a member of the Australian Opals, earning a gold medal with the team in the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship.

Personal[edit]

Madgen was born 12 August 1990[1] in Barossa Valley, South Australia, where she lived while growing up.[1][2] In 2011, she was attending the University of South Australia.[3]

Madgen is 180 centimetres (71 in) tall.[1] She was featured in the WNBL's 2009 league calendar.[4]

She is the sister of Sydney Kings guard, Ben Madgen.

Basketball[edit]

Madgen plays guard and forward[1] and is an offensive player.[5] In 2008, she was featured as a basketball star on myFiba.[4]

Madgen played junior basketball for the Eastern Mavericks.[2] She has been affiliated with the South Australian Institute of Sport.[6] She competed at the 2004 and 2005 Australian U16 Championships, playing for South Australia Country.[1] She competed at the 2006 and 2007 Australian U18 Championships, playing for South Australia Country.[1] In 2007, she played for Barossa Valley.[7] She competed at the 2007 and 2008 Australian U18 Championships, playing for South Australia Country.[1][7] In 2008, her team finished first, beating Victoria 99-61 for one of the biggest wins ever in the competition's history.[1] As a competitor at the 2009 Australian Under-20 national championships, she won the Bob Staunton Award[8] while her team took home silver.[1][2][9]

WNBL[edit]

Madgen had a scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport in 2008 and 2009.[1][2][5][10][11][11][12] She played with the AIS team in the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 WNBL seasons.[1][4][5][13] She was one of three South Australians on the team.[13] In a November 2008 90-62 loss to the Adelaide Lightning, she scored few points.[6] In a November 2009 game against the Adelaide Lightning which her side lost 77-100, she had 15 points and 13 rebounds.[14] In a 101-49 loss for her team to the Sydney Uni Flames, she scored 11 points.[15]

Madgen joined the Bendigo Spirit for the 2010/2011 season where she averaged 16 points a game in the regular season and finished third in the league in this category. She finished fifth in the league for 3 point shooting percentage at 36% in the regular season. She had 125 total rebounds in the season.[1][3][5] According to teammate and team General Manager Kirsti Harrower, Madgen learned to become a team player in her first season with the club.[5] Three weeks into the season, she was named the league's player of the week.[16] In the third round in a game against the Australian Institute of Sport at the AIS Basketball and Netball Training Hall, she scored 28 points, with a field goal percentage of 75%.[16] She also had four steals in the game.[16] In a November 2010 game against the Adelaide Lightning, she scored 25 points 7 rebounds in a 91-79 win for the Spirit.[17] She was named the club's most valuable player at the end of the season.[3][18][19]

Madgen resigned with the team for the 2011/2012 season in June 2011[3] and was with Bengido in the 2011/2012 season.[1][20] She was named the club's Most Valuable Player.[19] In January 2012, she made a clutch shot for her team that helped them beat Canberra.[21] In the Canberra game, she scored 14 points.[22] Spirit coach Bernie Harrower said of efforts to re-sign her: "There’s no doubt about that. She’s probably on most people’s shopping list. She is very unlucky to miss out on the Opals squad this year and she’s been able to do that by playing with us. For her to play in Bendigo she’s not playing behind anyone else, she’s the superstar of our team. If she goes to Bulleen there’s certainly people ahead of her there, and she then has to take a step backwards. You do what you can to keep your players and if they’re not happy playing with you and want to move on, well there’s not much you can do about that. She’s certainly a required player for us and someone we desperately want to keep." [19] She did not resign with Bendigo for the 2012/2013 season.[20][23] Bulleen was believed to have been trying to recruit her to play for them as some of their players had played with Madgen on the Australian Institute of Sport team, including Liz Cambage and Rachel Jarry.[19]

National team[edit]

Madgen made her international debut in 2008 with the Australian junior team, earning a gold medal with them at the Oceania World Qualification series.[1][24] That year, she was also part of the junior national team that won a silver medal at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan.[1][24] In 2009, she was a member of the Australian junior women's team that competed at the World Championships in Thailand.[1][25] She has also represented Australia at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzen, China in August, where Australia took home a bronze medal, beating 66-56 in the bronze medal match. The quarter final victory over Canada, she scored 14 points. She also scored eight points in games against Japan and the Czech Republic.[3][26] She was selected for the team in June 2011.[3]

Madgen was named to the 2011 Opals squad[1] and made her national team debut in 2011 as a member of the team in the lead up to the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championships, playing in the Olympic qualification series against New Zealand women's national basketball team. In the series, she played 22 minutes off the bench in game two, scored nine points and had 5 rebounds.[27] She earned a gold medal in the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship.[1] She was selected for the squad to compete at the 2011 Chinese hosted Women's 4 Nations Tournament.[28] In late July 2011, she played in a three-game test series against China played in Queensland.[29] She was the youngest player on the squad.[29] She was named to the 2012 Australia women's national basketball team.[30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Basketball Australia : Tess Madgen". Basketball Australia. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Brad Graham Creative, ed. (2012). "On the Rise". Play Up: Official Event Program (February 19–25 ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Basketball Australia: 13. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Tanya Paolucci (2011-06-09). "Spirit star picked for World Uni Games — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  4. ^ a b c Nagy, Boti (2008-12-31). "Pin-up girls hit market". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Smith-Gander, Diane, ed. (2011). "Bendigo Spirit". IiNet WNBL Finals Series: Official Programme (2010/2011 ed.). WNBL, Basketball Australia: 10–11. 
  6. ^ a b Nagy, Boti (2008-11-20). "Tracy has an eye on AIS". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  7. ^ a b "Junior state teams announced". Adelaide Now. 2007-06-19. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  8. ^ Brad Graham Creative, ed. (2012). "The Bob Staunton Award". Play Up (Official Event Program) (February 19–25 ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Basketball Australia: 8. 
  9. ^ Brad Graham Creative, ed. (2012). "On the Rise". Play Up (Official Event Program) (February 19–25 ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Basketball Australia: 16. 
  10. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 59.  This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.
  11. ^ a b "Past Athletes : Australian Institute of Sport : Australian Sports Commission". Ausport.gov.au. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  12. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 58.  This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.
  13. ^ a b "It's history as Francis wins medal". Docs.newsbank.com. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  14. ^ Nagy, Boti (2009-11-16). "Lightning teach a lesson, ultimately". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  15. ^ "Flames run riot against AIS — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2009-12-02. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  16. ^ a b c "Madgen earns WNBL's player of the week award — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  17. ^ "Spirit too strong for Lightning — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  18. ^ Nathan Dole (2011-03-28). "Madgen voted Bendigo Spirit's most valuable player — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  19. ^ a b c d Travis King (2012-03-29). "Tess Madgen ponders leaving the Spirit — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  20. ^ a b Travis King. "Fit Kristi eyes off London Olympics — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  21. ^ Travis King (2012-01-18). "Harrower relives last-second shot in Spirit's dramatic victory on Canberra's court — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  22. ^ "Bendigo beat Caps in WNBL thriller — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  23. ^ "Rangers star O'Hea in form for London". Theage.com.au. 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  24. ^ a b Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 46.  This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.
  25. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 45.  This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.
  26. ^ "Madgen makes her mark — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  27. ^ Brad Graham Creative, ed. (2012). "On the Rise". Play Up (Official Event Program) (February 19–25 ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Basketball Australia: 14. 
  28. ^ "Flanagan scores Opals debut — ABC Queensland — Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  29. ^ a b "Opals missing WNBA stars for China — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  30. ^ "Basketball Australia : 2012 Squad". Basketball Australia. 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 

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