The Australian Men's Under-16 team has scored a record-equalling third consecutive FIBA Asian Championship title, defeating New Zealand in a thrilling final in Doha overnight.
The next generation of Australian stars beat the Kiwis 79-76, as Dash Daniels - brother of Australian Boomer, Dyson - finished with a team-high 17 points, along with 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks. Tasmania's Nash Walker had 14 points for the game, the 195cm guard averaging 11.8 points for the tournament.
Australia's Henry Sewell was named in the tournament All-Star Five, averaging 11.5 points and 7.2 rebounds throughout the competition while shooting 64.7 percent from the floor. The 2.04m (6'8") Victorian center had two double-doubles in Doha, notably an 18-point, 13-rebound outing against Jordan in the Quarter-Finals.
Australia previously won the Under-16 Asian Championship title in 2018 and 2022, and become the second team after China to have won three consecutive titles. Both teams are tied for the most Under-16 Asian Championships won in the history of the competition with three titles each.
Australia's performance at this Asian Championship also qualified the team for the FIBA Under 17 World Cup, to be played in Turkey next year.
Australian 2023 FIBA Under-16 Asian Champions
|Head Coach||Assistant Coach||Assistant Coach|
|Nathan Cooper-Brown||Ashley Arnott||Luke Cann|