Athlete Updates

  • Jan

    Big Sky’s the Limit for New Thunderbird Thornberry

    Photo: Southern Utah University 2019 was a big year for ACT Junior Pyper Thornberry. As well as making her presence felt in the Championship Division of the Waratah League with the Canberra Nationals, she has just graduated from Year 12 at Lake Ginninderra College and is looking forward to the future that basketball is hopefully… Read More

  • Jul

    Rodriguez, Colton: New Season Updates

    AJ Rodriguez signs with Northern Oklahoma College Enid. Photo: Enid News & Eagle Since its inception over five years ago, CBR2USA and the College Basketballers from Canberra Facebook page have undertaken to follow and support young Canberra Region basketball athletes studying in the USA. Given the transient nature of some professions in the ACT, the… Read More

  • Jul

    North to Southwest – Leslie Accepts New Mexico Scholarship

    Photo: Jennifer Brown-Leslie In a season that will see the CBR2USA ranks of Freshmen swell to eight (with one story yet to be released), we are very excited to be adding Emily Leslie to our US-based family. A school- and team-mate of Rosie Schweitzer (Canberra Girls Grammar School and Redshirt Freshman at George Mason University),… Read More

  • Jun

    Mapiou Takes on New Challenge in New Mexico

    Photo: Maria Worner The eighteen-year-old John Mapiou shares one aspect of his life with his College inspiration Bul Kuol that most of us would struggle to truly comprehend — they both spend a period of their lives living in an African refugee camp. Perhaps it is fitting that this story is coming out during the… Read More

  • Jun

    Nothing ‘Austin’-tatious about Canberra Gem Hannan

    Photo: Basketball Australia Heading to Texas Playing in Austin UT’s the College her heart got lost in Please forgive the very awkward paraphrasing of Sheldon Cooper’s ‘peeing for Texas’ poem. However, it pretty much sums up in a few short lines CoE scholar and Canberra resident Ashlee Hannan’s decision to head to the University of… Read More

  • May

    Class of 2019 – A Seniors Moment

    Jake Jobling, Pietro Badalassi and Mitchell Brown at Gunners training in their first week back The term ‘Commencement’ is one that I had not encountered until our son Iain graduated from his four-year College stay last year. What an intriguing word. At the end of four years of blood, sweat and tears (not necessarily in… Read More

  • Feb

    Williams ‘Bears’ East to Harcum College

    Photo: Basketball ACT CBR2USA would like to congratulate Mikala Williams (Mickey) following the signing of her Letter Of Intent to play for the Harcum College Lady Bears in Pennsylvania. With her acceptance of a two-year scholarship, Mickey becomes the third young woman from Canberra to head to the East Coast of the United States to… Read More

  • Jan

    Worner snapped up by Division 1 Iona College

    CBR2USA is very excited to congratulate Nikki Worner on joining the Division 1 Iona College on a four-year scholarship. Looking at it literally, Nikki chose to leave her summery home and family while suffering with a raging fever, to sleep only 5 hours in the next 48 to spend the next five months in the… Read More

  • Jun

    Future looks Rosie for Schweizer at George Mason University

    Photo: Paul Furness For most Australian basketballers – if not most Australian athletes – being given the opportunity to suit up in ‘green and gold’ is a career goal. For Rosemary Schweizer this will come sooner-and in a much different way-than expected. With her verbal commitment to the Virginia-based George Mason University, from December this… Read More

  • Jun

    From Sapphire in Green & Gold to ‘Big Red’ – The Bourne Commitment Part 2

    Photo: University of Nebraska It doesn’t seem that long ago that CBR2USA was celebrating Callie Bourne signing with the Idaho State University Bengals. This weekend, a mere 7 months later, younger sister Isabelle—Sapphire, emerging Gem and Centre of Excellence scholarship holder—has committed to the University of Nebraska and will join the Cornhuskers in 2019. With… Read More