Standouts from the Opals FIBA Asia Cup bronze medal run

Sami Whitcomb led a handful of players who enhanced their prospects of being called up for a home World Cup campaign in Sydney in 2022.

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The 2021 Asia Cup in Jordan felt a bit different for the Opals than in years past. An early exit at the Olympics, along with the controversy (and eventual withdrawal) of Liz Cambage leading into Tokyo, meant that the national team had a lot to prove.

With an entirely new look squad, including nine debutants, the Opals had the opportunity to s…

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