Featuring 17 NBA players, Canada Basketball today announced the squad from which the team will be selected for the 2019 FIBA World Cup as well as the Boomers vs. Canada Basketball games in Perth at RAC Arena on August 16 and 17.
The Australian Boomers squad for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup has been bolstered by the addition of Xavier Cooks, finalising an 18-man squad for their camp in early August.
A 17-man squad has been announced for the Australian Boomers from which the final team for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, held between August 31 – September 15, will be selected.
Ben Simmons has confirmed he will represent the Australian Boomers in the team’s upcoming events including the 2019 FIBA World Cup and warm-up games against Canada and USA Basketball.
USA Basketball Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Popovich has expressed his excitement at the size of the crowd that will await his USA team when they play the Australian Boomers in Melbourne on Thursday 22 August (7:30pm) and Saturday 24 August (2:00pm).
The Australian Boomers have bolstered their coaching staff with the appointment of assistant coach David Patrick, an Australian who has spent several years in the US Collegiate system with the University of California (UC) Riverside.
The Australian Boomers will take on Canada Basketball at Perth’s RAC Arena on Friday 16 August and Saturday 17 August, with both teams set to feature some of the biggest names in the sport.
The 2019 FIBA World Cup draw has been held with the Australian Boomers being selected into Group H alongside Lithuania, Canada and Senegal.
The Australian Boomers have concluded their FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign on a sour note, falling to Iran 74-85.
Australian Boomers head coach Andrej Lemanis will return home prior to the final game of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers in order to prepare for the NBL playoffs.
It was a new-look team for the Australian Boomers but the result was the same as they made light work of Kazakhstan, succeeding 81-60, to begin the final window of FIBA World Cup qualifiers.
The Australian Boomers will welcome ten new faces for the sixth and final FIBA World Cup qualifying window when they visit Kazakhstan and Iran next week.
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.