Ballarat basketball graduate Abbey Wehrung has earned her place in the Opals' squad for next year's FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
Wehrung is a member of the 24-strong squad that will suit up for matches against Serbia early next year, before preparations ramp up for the World Cup on home soil in September 2022.
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The 25-year-old was a late call-up to the Australian squad, which won bronze at the Asia Cup earlier this year.
Opals coach Sandy Brondello said she was looking forward to getting the squad together.
"I am really excited about the talent we have in Australian Basketball, and the squad that we as coaches have put together for 2022 is a great mix of experience and youth."
"I was particularly excited by some of the performances from the younger players in the Asia Cup post the Olympics who were given a taste of international basketball, and there will be opportunities for those who work hard and make the most of their opportunities throughout the upcoming WNBL competition.
"I remember like yesterday how special it was to play in a World Cup on home soil.
"Our goal over the next 300 days is to continue to grow, develop and be better as individuals and as a group so we can achieve this goal."
Wehrung, who is from Korweinguboora, is currently preparing for her second WNBL season with the Adelaide Lightning.
The Lightning open their season at home on Saturday afternoon against Townsville.
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