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12 June 2018 7:02 AM Capitals star Kelsey Griffin back in green and gold at Four Nations

Goriss said although they were down on personnel, it provided an opportunity for some of the younger players to push through the ranks and represent the Opals. “There is only a limited amount of players playing in the WNBA so it gives some of the younger girls an opportunity to go and represent the Opals in a world-class tournament,” Goriss said. “It also gives 10

19 May 2018 1:00 PM The end of the Bushrangers? Such is life

Today Australia is saturated with nonsensical names for its sporting teams. It starts with the Socceroos and Matildas in men’s and women’s soccer and gets worse from there. There’s the Boomers and the Opals in basketball; Sharks and Stingers in water polo; the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos in hockey. If the names for our national teams reflect a desperate 29

3 May 2018 7:25 AM Canberra Capitals sign WNBA-drafted point guard to boost roster

Capitals coach Paul Goriss has worked with Wallace in the Australian under-19 team and didn't hesitate in recruiting one of the country's best emerging talents to the capital. The Queenslander spent a year at the AIS before earning a scholarship to play at Baylor University in Texas and will graduate next week. She had spoken with Atlanta coach Nicki 24

20 April 2018 8:09 AM Reigning MVP Nat Hurst leaves Canberra Capitals behind

It is understood Hurst wanted to be a free agent at the end of last season and test the waters as she nears the end of her illustrious career. The club opted not to wait on Hurst and made a move to sign star point guard Leilani Mitchell on a one-year deal as they look to snap a long finals drought. Rumours circulated Hurst had signed a reduced contract 36

17 April 2018 2:27 AM Emerging star Maddison Rocci set to shine with Canberra Capitals

"To be honest I thought it was pretty tough at the start," Rocci said. "To come in as a rookie into the WNBL, it’s a totally different ball game. To get the opportunity to start was so amazing and it was a good opportunity for me to see exactly how the competition really is. "At the start it was challenging but once I settled in and got to know all the girls 24

29 March 2018 7:53 AM Ezi Magbegor explains why she chose Melbourne Boomers over UCONN

“Going to UCONN and seeing all the trophies and facilities was amazing, but I didn’t let myself get sold by all of that,” Magbegor said. “The coaches were great, Geno, Chris Daley and the players were amazing and I didn’t have a bad thing to say about them - there was no wrong decision and that’s what made it so hard.” So Magbegor reflected on what she wanted 20

27 March 2018 6:44 AM Basketball Australia working with Fox Sports to extend WNBL season

It is welcome news for the WNBL's best players as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games, with outgoing Canberra Capitals star Eziyoda Magbegor eyeing an Opals debut. Jackson says Magbegor has "the world at her feet" in a rousing endorsement from the lone Australian featured in ESPN's list of the most dominant athletes of the past 20 years 18

23 March 2018 2:32 AM WNBL: Canberra Capitals coach Paul Goriss says Leilani Mitchell makes rivals 'take notice'

"Teams are going to be now taking notice of the Capitals and we're putting pressure on ourselves," Goriss said. "We want to be top four and we want to be a championship contender. With that comes pressure, but with that you recruit great players and you've got to get great results. It's exciting for us that we're building a core group that can contend 23

7 March 2018 10:32 PM WNBL: Canberra Capitals sign marquee player Kelsey Griffin

"I've had the opportunity to work with Paul in an Opals capacity and he helped develop parts of my game," Griffin said. "His plans for the Capitals align with what I want to achieve in my career and I'm keen to see where he can take me. I'm really excited to join this club." Goriss says Griffin will be invaluable for the Capitals given she averaged 16.8 points 37

7 March 2018 6:28 AM Canberra Capitals rookie Ezi Magbegor Commonwealth Games-bound but leaving WNBL

Magbegor will look to help the Opals defend the gold medal they won in 2006 after she won the WNBL rookie of the year award in the 2017-18 season and impressed during a national team camp in Italy. "I think we all know that she is a star and a player of the future," Goriss said. "For her to make an Opals team and represent at the Commonwealth Games at 18 years 37