Monthly Archives: June 2017

AUSSIE GIRLS SWEEP OPENING NIGHT OF 3X3 UNDER-18 WORLD CUP

Australia have won their opening two games of the FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup, defeating ninth ranked Switzerland before knocking off the number one seeded Hungary on their first day of competition.

TEAM LISTS RELEASED FOR HELLOWORLD TRAVEL U16 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team lists have been announced for the 2017 Helloworld Travel Australian Under-16 Championships with only a week and a half until the tournament begins in Perth, Western Australia.

FIBA 3X3 UNDER-18 WORLD CUP COMMENCES THIS WEEK

The FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup will be hosted in Chengdu, China from June 28-July 2 with a women's team set to represent Australia at the tournament.

JONAH BOLDEN DRAFTED BY PHILADELPHIA 76ers AT 2017 NBA DRAFT

At the 2017 NBA Draft, Jonah Bolden has been drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers where he will join Ben Simmons and ex-Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown.

NBA AND BA OFFICIALLY OPEN NBA GLOBAL ACADEMY FOR TOP PROSPECTS FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Basketball Australia (BA) today announced the official opening of NBA Global Academy, an elite basketball training center at BA’s Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. 

2017 WNBA UPDATE

Catch up on how our Aussies are faring a third of the way through the 2017 WNBA regular season.

OPALS AND HELLOWORLD TRAVEL BOOMERS HEADS OF DELEGATION ANNOUNCED

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce that the Opals and Helloworld Travel Boomers will be supported with the appointment of a Head of Delegation (HOD) for each team.

EMERGING BOOMERS TEAM NAMED FOR 2017 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

With the 29th Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) two months away, the 12-man team for the Emerging Boomers has been announced.

AUSTRALIA FALL AGONISINGLY SHORT OF 3X3 WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINALS

Australia have completed the pool stage of the 3x3 World Cup but fallen just short of a Quarter-Final berth after a defeat of Japan was followed by an overtime loss to the Netherlands.

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ALL STARS CONFIRMED FOR WORLD BASKETBALL CHALLENGE

The Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars has announced its selection of a 10- player roster, for the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge (WIBC) that will be taking place in Canada from August 9-12.

AUSTRALIA SPLIT OPENING DAY OF FIBA 3X3 WORLD CUP

On the opening day of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup, Australia have split their two games with a victory over China following a loss to Ukraine.

UNDER-23 SPINNERS WIN FOURTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BRONZE MEDAL

Coming from a double-digit deficit at half-time, the Australian Spinners have defeated Japan 71-66 to claim the bronze medal at the 2017 IWBF Under-23 World Championships.

SPINNERS TO FACE JAPAN FOR U23 WORLDS BRONZE MEDAL AFTER LOSS TO TURKEY

A gallant effort in the fourth quarter has come too late for the Australian Spinners, falling to Turkey 52-60 in the Under-23 World Championships Semi-Final to set up a bronze medal playoff against Japan.

SPINNERS BOOK U23 WORLDS SEMI-FINAL BERTH WITH VICTORY OVER GERMANY

A stirring second half from the Australian Spinners has seen them advance to the Semi-Finals with a 69-66 victory against Germany at the Under-23 World Championships.

SPINNERS FALL TO TURKEY BUT WILL FACE GERMANY IN U23 WORLDS QF

Against undefeated and pool leaders in Turkey, the Australian Spinners have shown they can match it with the best in the competition at the 2017 Under-23 World Championships, just falling short in a 53-60 battle.

HELLOWORLD TRAVEL BOOMERS SQUAD INVITED TO FIBA ASIA CUP CAMP

A 20-man Australian Helloworld Travel Boomers squad are heading into camp next month on the Gold Coast in preparation for the FIBA Asia Cup to be held in Lebanon from August 8-20.

SPINNERS EARN QUARTER-FINAL SPOT WITH WIN OVER ITALY AT U23 WORLDS

In overtime, the Australian Spinners have defeated Italy 60-53 to book a place in the Under-23 World Championship Quarter-Finals with one game remaining in the group stage.

TWO IN A ROW FOR SPINNERS AT U23 WORLD CHAMPS

In a defensive grind, the Australian Spinners have claimed their second straight victory for the U23 World Championships, defeating Brazil 43-27.

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