Getting to the point: Where do the Opals stand in the backcourt?
Sandy Brondello has a tough task on her hands, when it comes to selecting point guards for the final Australian Opals' World Cup roster later this year.
Image credit: FIBA
The Australian Opals are aiming to return to the podium at the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Sydney, which tips off in exactly seven weeks. To do that, the team will need to be firing on all cylinders, not just on the defensive end – which I’ve talked about previously – but the offensive end too.
Today, we’re going to focus on those who will likely be orchestrating the offence for the Opals at the World Cup. And although basketball has transitioned to much more a position-less sport in recent years, the role of the point guard, or maybe better phrased in this context as the ball handlers, will be absolutely vital for the Opals in Sydney as they look to compete with the best teams in the world.
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