Excitement surrounds Boomers camp

Excitement surrounds Boomers camp

The Australian Boomers enter day three of their first camp under the stewardship of new Head Coach Andrej Lemanis with Friday night’s opening game of the Sino-Australian Challenge at Perth Arena firmly in their sights.

Following the arrival of the teenage sensation Ben Simmons on Monday, the squad of 20 is fully assembled and have been working intensely to grasp the game plan of the three-time NBL Championship-winning coach.

For many of the players this is their first senior Boomers camp experience and they are rising to challenge, with the enthusiasm of the new coach translating into the intensity and focus of the training sessions.

With only 12 positions available for the final squad to be announced on Thursday, competition is expected to increase as players fight for the opportunity to be a part of the first Lemanis’ Boomers squad.

Tuesday represents a break from training for the players, with the chance to get out in the local Perth community, conducting school clinics.

WA locals Daniel Johnson, Luke Nevill, Cody Ellis, Cameron Gliddon and Wildcats fan favourite Jesse Wagstaff are expected to be among the most popular players as they run the students through their paces.

Fans will have the chance to see their Australian Boomers in action on Friday night as international basketball comes to the Perth Arena for the first time.

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