Centre of Excellence Squad
AIS Basketball - Stephanie Talbot
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Yorke Valley, SA
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2011/12
WNBL CLUBS: Adelaide Link Lightning
INTERNATIONAL GAMES: 2012 - 3 Games - Australia U19 - FIBA Oceania Championship qualifier series against New Zealand, winning the series 3 – 0. AIS – Japan Tour 9-0. China Tour June – Emerging Opals/Gems Tour, 14 games (junior) 2010 Australian U17 team at FIBA U17 World Championships (France), 2009 FIBA U17 Oceania Qualifying Championships
WNBL CAREER NOTES: 2011/12 is Stephanie’s debut WNBL season.
2012/2013 – Currently playing with Adelaide Lightning.
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2012 – U20 Australian National Championships (SA) (Silver) 2011 Norwood Flames in SA’s CABL, 2011 Australian U18 Championships representing SA Country, 2010 Eastern Mavericks in SA’s CABL, 2010 FIBA U17 World Championships, France (7th), 2010 Australian U18 Championships representing SA Country. 2009 FIBA Oceania U17 Championship, Brisbane (Gold), 2009 Eastern Mavericks in SA’s CABL, 2009 Australian U16’s Championships Representing SA Country(silver), 2008 Australian U16 Championships representing SA Country.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Stephanie is a country girl who has represented her state in both Netball and Basketball. She has one older brother Robert who goes to University. She has just completed year 12 boarding at Scotch College and is hoping to gain entry into university to study towards a degree in commerce.
COACH’S COMMENTS: Stephanie’s strengths are her strong and athletic build and her ability to get to the basket. She is also a strong rebounder and versatile defender. She is a quick and capable athlete. Stephanie is a strong competitor with a solid work ethic. Moving forward Stephanie will primarily focus on developing her perimeter shooting range, 1v1 skills to create her own mid-range shot, and improve her ball handling and passing skills to become a more versatile offensive perimeter player.