July 12, 2017

Tall Ferns' preparations for Asia Cup going well

The Tall Ferns (the New Zealand National Women's Team) began serious preparations for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup by playing in the William Jones Cup, a friendly competition, in Taipei.

The Tall Ferns placed in a three-way tie for first place with four wins (vs India, South Korea, Republic of China White and Japan) and one loss (to Republic of China Blue). Jillian averaged 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in the five games.

Note that China, Japan and Korea will be playing in Asia Cup, but with different athletes than those that played in the William Jones Cup.

The Tall Ferns are continuing their build-up to Asia Cup with a three-game series against the Shanghai national team. The Tall Ferns won the first game of that series today, 80-55. Jillian was their top scorer with 18 points.

After two more games against Shanghai, the Tall Ferns will depart to Bangalore, India next Monday.

Read more from Basketball New Zealand: Tall Ferns continue Asia Cup build up with win in Singapore

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