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BEN SIMMONS BECOMES FIRST AUSTRALIAN NBA ALL-STAR

Ben Simmons has become the first Australian named to the NBA All-Star Game, voted in as a reserve for the 2019 event to be held in Charlotte on Monday, February 18 (Australian time).

UNDER-25 DEVILS SERIES GETS UNDERWAY AGAINST JAPAN

The Australian Under-25 Devils are midway through an international series against Japan that will help determine the team to compete at the IWBF Under-25 World Championships in May.

KRISTY WALLACE NOT ALONE IN RECOVERY

Just before being announced in the 2019 Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals squad, Kristy Wallace suffered a second serious knee injury. But she quickly found out that she would not be alone in her recovery.

SEVERAL BASKETBALL ICONS NAMED IN 2019 AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Basketball dignitaries have featured in the 2019 Australia Day honours, with five significant contributors to the sport awarded Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM).

U25 DEVILS SQUAD ANNOUNCED FOR JAPANESE INTERNATIONAL SERIES

The Under-25 Australian women's wheelchair basketball team (Devils) are preparing for a full week of training and international competition against an Under-25 Japanese women's team next week in Canberra.

2019 UNDER-20 AND IVOR BURGE CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW RELEASED

The first Australian Championship for 2019 is less than three weeks away with the Under-20 and Ivor Burge Champs to be held in Canberra, ACT from February 12-17.

DENG ADEL BECOMES TENTH AUSTRALIAN IN NBA

Basketball Australia congratulates Deng Adel who has become Australia’s latest NBA player after he signed a two-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

2019 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE AUSTRALIAN OPALS SQUAD ANNOUNCED

Ahead of a big year that includes the 2019 FIBA women’s Asia Cup and the start of the FIBA women’s qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics and 2022 FIBA World Cup, the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals squad has been announced.

2018 IN REVIEW

At the conclusion of another successful year for basketball in Australia, take a look back at the most memorable moments of 2018 headlined by the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals winning a FIBA World Cup silver medal, 14 medal-winning performances overall, the announcement of #BoomersUSA and the Boomers qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

AUSTRALIA CONTINUING TO BUILD MOMENTUM IN 3X3 BASKETBALL

An exciting series of international competitions is coming up for 3x3 Australian basketball as momentum builds towards competing at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Commonwealth Games.

MICHAEL HAYNES APPOINTED HEAD OF OFFICIALS

Michael Haynes will undertake a new role as Basketball Australia’s Head of Officials after accepting the position earlier this month.

ATHLETES NAMED FOR JANUARY 2019 AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENT CAMP

The list of 40 athletes to participate in the January 2019 Australian Development Camp (ADC), held at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence from January 24-27, have been named.

HELLO DELLY! MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA RETURNS TO CAVS

Over the weekend, Australian Boomers favourite Matthew Dellavedova returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA via a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards.

AUSTRALIA COMPLETES DOUBLE WITH TWO GOLD MEDALS AT FIBA U15 OCEANIA CHAMPS

The Australian boys and girls have finished the FIBA Under-15 Oceania Championships in style, each taking home gold medals with victories over New Zealand.

AUSSIE BOYS QUALIFY FOR FIBA UNDER-16 ASIAN CHAMPS WITH WIN OVER PNG

The Australian boys have bounced back from a loss yesterday at the FIBA Under-15 Oceania Championships with a 121-31 win over Papua New Guinea to book a spot in next year's FIBA Under-16 Asian Championships.

2018 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 5 RECAP

Recap Day 5 of the 2018 Australian School Championships held in Melbourne, Victoria and the final standings from each division.

PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION AND BA ANNOUNCE HISTORIC FOUR-YEAR NATIONAL TEAMS AGREEMENT

The Australian Basketball Players’ Association and Basketball Australia (BA) today announced the inaugural National Teams Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), ensuring wide-ranging improved conditions for Australia’s elite players.

AUS GIRLS QUALIFY FOR 2019 U16 ASIAN CHAMPS, BOYS SUFFER HEARTBREAKER VS. NZ

Completing their group stage undefeated, the Australian girls have booked a spot in the FIBA Under-15 Oceania Championships gold medal game as well as earning their place at the Under-16 Asian Championships next year while the Aussie boys suffered a heartbreaking loss to New Zealand.