BASKETBALL Australia’s Centre of Excellence women’s program have welcomed three new scholarship holders with Victorian representative Emily Sewell joining the 2019 class.
Named in the FIBA Under-17 Oceania Championship squad earlier this year, Sewell has already found success during the Australian Junior Championships as a member of Vic Metro.
She won a gold medal at the 2017 Under-16 Championships before playing a major role in Vic Metro’s 2019 Under-18’s gold medal.
At that tournament, Sewell scored 8.8 points per game along with 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals, tallying ten points in the gold medal match.
“We are excited to see how these talented young athletes embrace the opportunities of a daily training environment and how they will grow as athletes, basketball players and young women over the next couple of years,” Centre of Excellence Women’s Program Head Coach Kristen Veal said.
“All three new scholarship athletes are vastly different in how they express themselves and approach the game which makes them uniquely promising prospects.
“Over the remainder of 2019 we look forward to a solid training block where all new and returning athletes can further build robustness, athletic ability, skill consistency and training habits which will lay the foundation for a strong 2020.”
BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE WOMEN’S CLASS
Agnes Emma-Nnopu (Victoria)
Gemma Potter (Victoria)
Kelsey Rees (South Australia)
Lily Scanlon (Victoria)
Sara-Rose Smith (Victoria)
Olivia Pollerd (Victoria)
Jade Melbourne (Victoria)
Millie Prior (New South Wales)
Paige Price (Victoria)
Emily Sewell (Victoria)
Shaniece Swain (Queensland)
Lauren Wise (Tasmania)