Gangurrus Teams Unveiled for FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup

Gangurrus men’s and women’s teams announced to compete in the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2023

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce its Gangurrus men’s and women’s teams that will compete in the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2023 later this month in Singapore.

Taking place between Wednesday 29 March and Sunday 2 April – and marking the sixth edition of the tournament – Australia’s men’s and women’s team have both claimed medals in the previous four Asia Cups.

Lining up in the green and gold for the women will be 21/22 WNBL MVP and Opals forward, Anneli Maley, Commonwealth Games bronze medallists in 3x3, Alex Wilson, Marena Whittle and Adelaide Lightning shooting guard, Lauren Mansfield, with Miela Goodchild and Emma Clarke listed as emergencies. 

The squad came together at Hoop City on the weekend to train as a team. (L-R Anneli Maley, Alex Wilson and Lauren Mansfield) Photo: Michael Barker, Hoop City

Taking the court for the men will be Boomer and Perth Wildcat forward, Todd Blanchfield, power forward Daniel Johnson, 3x3 specialist Andrew Steel and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Lucas Walker, with Tanner Krebs and Josh Davey listed as emergencies.

L-R Andrew Steel, Lucas Walker and Daniel Johnson and Todd Blanchfield at the recent training camp. Photo: Michael Barker, Hoop City

[/caption] Leading the teams will be head coaches Damon Lowery and Dave Biwer who will take the reins of the women’s and men’s sides respectively. This competition marks an important step on the pathway to the 2024 Olympic Games, with the winners of the Asia Cup securing a spot in the 3x3 Paris qualifying tournament to be held in the first half of next year.

Although the men’s team is seeded eighth heading into the competition, they have won gold the past three years and will be looking to claim their fourth championship in 2023.

Currently sitting in pool B with Japan who are seeded second, they will need to wait until the qualifying draw to see which other nation will join them in their pool.

Seeded 11th, our women’s team – who won the title in 2017 and 2019 – are in qualifying draw B and will join Thailand and Qatar if they proceed to the pool rounds.

Women’s Schedule (in AEDT):

March 29 6:05pm – Australia v New Caledonia 11:35pm – Australia v Kazakhstan
March 30 6:30pm – Australia v Republic of Korea

Men’s Schedule (in AEDT):

March 31 9:00pm – Australia v QD B/I 11:20pm – Australia v Japan You can watch all the action from the competition via FIBA’s dedicated 3x3 Youtube channel here.

Women’s Team: Anneli Maley Alex Wilson Lauren Mansfield Marena Whittle
Emergencies: Miela Goodchild Emma Clarke

Men’s Team: Daniel Johnson Andrew Steel Lucas Walker Todd Blanchfield
Emergencies: Tanner Krebs Josh Davey Good luck to our 3x3 men’s and women’s teams!

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