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PostPosted: 02/06/18 7:50 am    ::: FIBA Women's World Cup 2018 Reply Reply with quote

September 22-30
Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Schedule

Group A:
Korea
Greece
Canada
France

Group B:
Australia
Turkey
Argentina
Nigeria

Group C:
Japan
Puerto Rico
Belgium
Spain

Group D:
Latvia
USA
Senegal
China

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Team USA's group is a joke Laughing



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PostPosted: 02/06/18 8:50 am    ::: Re: FIBA Women's World Cup 2018 Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
September 22-30
Tenerife (Canary Islands)


Group D:
Latvia
USA
Senegal
China

Wikipedia Page

FIBA Tournament Website


Probably explains why Whalen is retiring. She's afraid to face such stiff competition.


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Team USA could win their group with their "D" team. Consisting of Sydney Colson, Rachel Banham, Marissa Coleman, Dearica Hamby & Jennifer Hamson.



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I like our chances in that group



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PostPosted: 02/06/18 9:04 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Team USA could win their group with their "D" team. Consisting of Sydney Colson, Rachel Banham, Marissa Coleman, Dearica Hamby & Jennifer Hamson.

It's true, though you could have posted that yesterday, before the groups had been determined, and it would have been no less true.



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PostPosted: 02/06/18 9:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Upsets can happen, and at least there's some crossover between the halves with the way they've set up the system, but a Spain-USA semi-final looks pretty damn likely. Bit more competition on the opposite side.

Hope everyone's booked theirr accommodation already. It was starting to look like rat trap or pretty expensive, without much inbetween, last time I checked. Smile



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Richyyy wrote:
Upsets can happen, and at least there's some crossover between the halves with the way they've set up the system, but a Spain-USA semi-final looks pretty damn likely. Bit more competition on the opposite side.

It's not a great seeding system IMO if it doesn't pave the way for a 1 vs 2 gold medal game.

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Hope everyone's booked theirr accommodation already. It was starting to look like rat trap or pretty expensive, without much inbetween, last time I checked. Smile

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My guess at predictions:

Group A:
1. France
2. Canada
3. Korea
4. Greece

Group B:
1. Australia
2. Turkey
3. Argentina
4. Nigeria

Group C:
1. Spain
2. Japan
3. Belgium
4. Puerto Rico

Group D:
1. USA
2. Latvia
3. China
4. Senegal

QUALIFICATION ROUND
Japan def. China
Latvia def. Belgium
Canada def. Argentina
Turkey def. Korea

QUARTERFINALS
France def. Japan
Australia def. Latvia
Spain def. Canada
USA def. Turkey

SEMIS
Australia def. France
USA def. Spain

FINAL
USA def. Australia

THIRD PLACE
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What in god's name has happened to the russians ?



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What in god's name has happened to the russians ?


they bombed out in EuroBasket, losing to Greece in the quarterfinals and failing to qualify.



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PostPosted: 02/06/18 12:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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WNBA 09 wrote:
What in god's name has happened to the russians ?


they bombed out in EuroBasket, losing to Greece in the quarterfinals and failing to qualify.


Wow , my have times changed. Russia was one of the Big 3 when i was growing up . US , Aussies & Russians were the teams that put fear in my heart come Olympic time. Seems Russia has been replaced by spain , but there not that competitive on the US level .



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PostPosted: 02/06/18 12:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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What in god's name has happened to the russians ?


maybe the best players got conscripted into the army....or thrown in prison.



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Same can be said for Brazil, who somehow managed to lose to the US Virgin Islands in the Americas Cup qualifying.



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PostPosted: 02/06/18 12:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Same can be said for Brazil, who somehow managed to lose to the US Virgin Islands in the Americas Cup qualifying.


Awe god yes , the Brazilians were tough back in the 90's . Someway somehow they fell off drastically in the sport .



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PostPosted: 02/06/18 1:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
What in god's name has happened to the russians ?


they bombed out in EuroBasket, losing to Greece in the quarterfinals and failing to qualify.


Was Vadeeva a part of this “bombing out”?



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PostPosted: 02/06/18 1:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
What in god's name has happened to the russians ?


they bombed out in EuroBasket, losing to Greece in the quarterfinals and failing to qualify.


Pretty incredible - they can rig elections in foreign countries, but can't fix a FIBA tournament.


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Richyyy wrote:
Hope everyone's booked theirr accommodation already. It was starting to look like rat trap or pretty expensive, without much inbetween, last time I checked. Smile

Oh crap

For what it's worth, I had another look today via a different website or two and there are still plenty of options should anyone want to join us in sunny Tenerife in September.

One thing I would mention - if looking at flights, don't get locked in to searching for ones to the North airport. The games are on the north side, but there are an awful lot more flights into the South airport (at least there are from where I'm coming from). So I'll almost certainly fly in to the South and then get transport across, which I woud expect will also be the easiest route for a lot of other people.



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PostPosted: 02/10/18 3:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
toad455 wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
What in god's name has happened to the russians ?


they bombed out in EuroBasket, losing to Greece in the quarterfinals and failing to qualify.


Wow , my have times changed. Russia was one of the Big 3 when i was growing up . US , Aussies & Russians were the teams that put fear in my heart come Olympic time. Seems Russia has been replaced by spain , but there not that competitive on the US level .


Things just haven't been the same for the Russian NT ever since Becky Hammonova retired. Wink



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PostPosted: 02/10/18 3:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Team USA could win their group with their "D" team. Consisting of Sydney Colson, Rachel Banham, Marissa Coleman, Dearica Hamby & Jennifer Hamson.

It's true, though you could have posted that yesterday, before the groups had been determined, and it would have been no less true.


Seriously. There are two, maybe three countries in the world that can actually give the United States a game for a full forty minutes. Unless all three of them end up in the same group as the US, whichever group the US ends up in is going to be a "joke."



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We’ve had that core stable leadership group with success for a long time. You never can be too sure how good they’ll be without them. A time or two more with Bird seems wisest.



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PostPosted: 05/31/18 11:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tickets are on sale (and going pretty quickly), for anyone that did fancy joining us in Tenerife this summer: https://entradaswwc2018.com/entradas/listaEventos



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Interesting exhibition game in China as the hosts beat Belgium 65-48. Belgium had their best available lineup and Meesseman had 25 points. China was a little different than the group that toured the United States and did not have Shao Ting.
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Interesting exhibition game in China as the hosts beat Belgium 65-48. Belgium had their best available lineup and Meesseman had 25 points. China was a little different than the group that toured the United States and did not have Shao Ting.


Is Wauters 100% healthy and was she playing



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PostPosted: 06/03/18 9:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

China 81 Belgium 62 for the second game.

Michelle89 wrote:
awhom111 wrote:
Interesting exhibition game in China as the hosts beat Belgium 65-48. Belgium had their best available lineup and Meesseman had 25 points. China was a little different than the group that toured the United States and did not have Shao Ting.


Is Wauters 100% healthy and was she playing


Wauters is with them on the trip, but she has not played in either game.
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PostPosted: 06/05/18 8:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Belgium 67 China 64 for one win at least. Suddenly Han has become a slightly more intriguing prospect than Li because we have seen a lot less of her.
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PostPosted: 06/10/18 2:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Latvia beat Finland 96-46 in an exhibition:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/LBS/867871/bs.html

It's hard to draw any conclusions here as Latvia had a strong team, but not their full squad while Finland had a very weak roster.
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PostPosted: 06/21/18 11:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

China continues to be busy as they played an exhibition tournament in the Czech Republic.

The beat a weakened Turkey:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/CBFFE/885436/bs.html

They also handled a close to full strength Romania:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/CBFFE/885438/bs.html

They beat the shorthanded hosts:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/CBFFE/885439/bs.html

Interestingly, both Li and Han were both consistently strong. It's never too early to figure out which 2019 picks you can stump your friends with.
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China's tour continued in Turkey, where they beat the hosts 74-71:
http://www.tbf.org.tr/Media/images/default-source/default-album/76367828-1d85-4cdb-be01-56ed0372f7b5.jpg

Neither team was at their strongest or playing rotations like they cared about the outcome of the game.
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Canada beats Turkey handily as exhibitions continued.
http://basketball.ca/files/2018-07/img_6442.jpg

Apparently China and Japan played recently, but I have not found more details.
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Canada beat Turkey again and then their last exhibition was cancelled as Turkey needs to reload.
http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/92656/20/92/72/90VRvp9tcRqzU/

Spain beat Japan at home twice narrowly. I have only seen the stats for the second game:
http://baloncestoenvivo.feb.es/Game/20180407#boxscore
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Four teams are playing an exhibition tournament in China.

Australia 78 Argentina 62:
http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018004

China 75 Serbia 65:
http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018005
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Australia 66 Serbia 42:
http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018006

China 70 Argentina 36:
http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018007
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Serbia 69 Argentina 43:
http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018008

Australia 68 China 58:
http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018009
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The same teams played another tournament in China:

Australia 50 Argentina 38: http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018010
China 74 Serbia 61: http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018011
China 74 Argentina 65: http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018012
Australia 65 Serbia 52: http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018013
China 75 Australia 49: http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018014
Serbia 82 Argentina 64: http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018015
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Puerto Rico has been playing in the Central American and Caribbean Games, picking up a bronze:
http://resultados.elheraldo.co/eng/bk/engbk_basketball-results-women-s-b-01.htm
http://resultados.elheraldo.co/eng/bk/engbk_basketball-results-women-s-b-04.htm
http://resultados.elheraldo.co/eng/bk/engbk_basketball-results-women-s-b-06.htm
http://resultados.elheraldo.co/eng/bk/engbk_basketball-results-women-s-2-02.htm
http://resultados.elheraldo.co/eng/bk/engbk_basketball-results-women-s-1-02.htm

Jazmon Gwathmey getting waived has helped them integrate her into the lineup for when the big games begin.
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Canada is visiting China and lost the first two games.

82-65 on Wednesday:
http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018016

73-56 on Friday:
http://cba.net.cn/cbastats/match/matchlive.aspx?matchno=F2018017
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Jazmon Gwathmey getting waived has helped them integrate her into the lineup for when the big games begin.

The quirks of international basketball - flying four hours to the edge of Africa to watch multiple games featuring a team that revolves around Jazmon Gwathmey. Laughing

Is there any point to some of these preliminary squads that have been announced? Surely Spain are going to find room to add Ndour (and France for Miyem)? Not like Spain have a host of alternatives for that naturalised spot, or a clutch of top-tier posts blocking her way.



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Single session tickets went on sale today (after all the day/venue passes in previous weeks) if anyone is still looking for them. Only 47 days to go Smile.



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Latvia hosted an exhibition tournament over the weekend.

They beat Sweden 67-62 on Friday:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/LBS/867872/bs.html

They lost to Russia 71-66 on Saturday:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/LBS/867873/bs.html

They beat Ukraine 80-59 on Sunday:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/LBS/867874/bs.html

Raisa Musina had difficulties shooting all weekend, but she did dish out 9 assists on Friday against Ukraine in unrelated news.
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Teams are starting to announce their final squads for the tournament. I'm sure that awhom111 will provide much more detailed lists including club teams etc., but I can at least offer a few links.

The Aussies put theirs out a couple of weeks ago, with Allen, Cambage, George, Mitchell, O'Hea and Talbot all making it. Also of interest from a WNBA perspective are Ezi Magbegor and Stanford's Alanna Smith, both of whom are eligible to be drafted in 2019. http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/news/dominant-center-cambage-headlines-australia-team-for-womens-world-cup

France released their final 12 yesterday, without retired Celine Dumerc at a major tournament for the first time in ages. Usual suspects like Gruda, Miyem and Ciak are there, along with former WNBA draftees like Tchatchouang and Ayayi (Lisa Berkani didn't make it). No one young enough to still be draft-eligible, but plenty of talented youth with the likes of Johannes, Chartereau and Epoupa. http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/news/gruda-and-johannes-headline-final-france-roster

Anyone else decided on a nice little trip to a distant Spanish island? Smile



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Richyyy wrote:
The Aussies put theirs out a couple of weeks ago, with Allen, Cambage, George, Mitchell, O'Hea and Talbot all making it. Also of interest from a WNBA perspective are Ezi Magbegor and Stanford's Alanna Smith, both of whom are eligible to be drafted in 2019. http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/news/dominant-center-cambage-headlines-australia-team-for-womens-world-cup


Good to see Australia building for the future and picking two young(er) forwards/posts to join this year's squad.

AUS looks to have a pretty solid squad. Will be curious to see if the Opals can return to medal form.


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Alanna Smith is a very interesting player. She has pretty good mobility and athleticism for someone 6-4. Alanna looks like a star at times -- scoring inside, shooting 3s, blocking shots -- but she gets into foul trouble and is a bit up and down. Smith is on the cusp of being a serious prospect, but we need to see Alanna improve her consistency this year.



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Basketball Australia must have been behind Seattle in that game.

Richyyy wrote:
Teams are starting to announce their final squads for the tournament. I'm sure that awhom111 will provide much more detailed lists including club teams etc., but I can at least offer a few links.

The Aussies put theirs out a couple of weeks ago, with Allen, Cambage, George, Mitchell, O'Hea and Talbot all making it. Also of interest from a WNBA perspective are Ezi Magbegor and Stanford's Alanna Smith, both of whom are eligible to be drafted in 2019. http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/news/dominant-center-cambage-headlines-australia-team-for-womens-world-cup

France released their final 12 yesterday, without retired Celine Dumerc at a major tournament for the first time in ages. Usual suspects like Gruda, Miyem and Ciak are there, along with former WNBA draftees like Tchatchouang and Ayayi (Lisa Berkani didn't make it). No one young enough to still be draft-eligible, but plenty of talented youth with the likes of Johannes, Chartereau and Epoupa. http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/news/gruda-and-johannes-headline-final-france-roster

Anyone else decided on a nice little trip to a distant Spanish island? Smile


No Bria Hartley for France though. She apparently realized that one of her grandmothers is French earlier this year. That will allow her to play as a European for Fenerbahce (Kelsey Plum and Kiah Stokes will be the two non-Europeans). That should pretty much be a fireable offense for an agent. Your clients should not be professionals for several years before finding out that they can get a piece of paper that will massively increase their value in the job market.
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Seems more like the basis for a malpractice lawsuit than simply grounds for firing her agent.


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Canada has their squad:
http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/slug-q0xztu

Kayla Alexander returns from exile or wherever she was.

Looking at the advance ESPN listings, it looks like all group play and the first round of playoffs will be on ESPN+. ESPNU lists one quarterfinal and one semifinals with the others on ESPN+. The final is currently listed for ESPN.
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Weird that after years of promise and growth in San Antonio while Canada blithely ignored her, Alexander finally makes a national team squad after the season where she's lost on the end of the bench for the worst team in the league. Taking both Hamblin and Alexander seems like a conscious effort to get bigger inside and maybe match up more directly with the size that some countries can throw at them.

They're gonna need to pull a pretty significant upset somewhere to get any further than the quarters, but it's not impossible.



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PostPosted: 09/06/18 8:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Puerto Rico is planning on making no changes from their Centrobasket squad:
http://puertorico.basketball/not2.asp?r=CA5C4645A3934561A82E416F57E17670
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PostPosted: 09/17/18 4:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Any word as to whether Angela Salvadores made Spain's squad?


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PostPosted: 09/17/18 5:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Any word as to whether Angela Salvadores made Spain's squad?

I don't think they've officially named the final 12, but I don't see her on the preliminary squad here: http://seleccionfemenina.feb.es/ (or in the recent boxscores). So probably not.



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