Four Australian and New Zealand standouts from the Women's NBA Academy Games
After four days of intense competition featuring some of the world's top prospects, the cream of Australia and New Zealand certainly rose to the top.
Earlier this month, 39 of the best prospects in women’s basketball, from all corners of the globe, gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for the NBA Academy Games. It was a showcase of the NBA’s worldwide reach, taking the elite players from its Basketball Without Borders (BWB) camps and various regional academies, and throwing them all on the court together.
Of the 16 countries that were present at the event, Australia was the most represented with six players, followed closely by New Zealand’s five. That alone was a huge tick of approval for the Australasian region, but it became even more impressive once the ball was tipped. By the end of the four-day tournament, the top Aussies and Kiwis had emerged as the event’s standout players, playing a starring role in every game and putting their names on the international radar. With the dust now settled from a whirlwind weekend of hoops, it’s the perfect time to break down the performances of four of those stars.
But first, some honourable mentions:
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