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Boomers hero Andersen in NBA trade

On the same day that he hit the game-winning shot for the Golden Star Australian Boomers against China in the Stankovic Continental Cup in Lizhou, David Andersen found out that he had been traded by his NBA team the Houston Rockets to the Toronto Raptors.

One month til tip off in Turkey

While the Boomers warm up for the 2010 FIBA World Championship with a run at the Stankovic Cup in China, it is a fitting reminder that only one month remains until the real thing in Turkey.

Boomers open Stankovic Cup with win

The Golden Star Australian Boomers men’s national basketball team have upset their higher ranked Chinese hosts, 64-63, in their opening game at the 2010 Stankovic Continental Cup tonight at the Liugang Gymnasium in Liuzhou, China.

Phillin' The Lane: Worlds Warm Up

Basketball Australia's US correspondent Phil Moskowitz wraps another week of Aussie Boomers and Opals in action overseas.

Back in the Day: Atlanta, 1996

The mixed scents of peanuts, peach blossoms and a well-known carbonated beverage tell us that the BA time machine has landed in Atlanta for the second week of the Centennial Olympic Games...

Be a part of the Boomers at camp in Melbourne

The Golden Star Boomers are now advertising the opportunity for select athletes and team managers to assist the Boomers at their training camp in Melbourne from August 7-13.

Boomers name team for Stankovic Continental Cup

Homegrown NBA players Patrick Mills and David Andersen headline the 12 athletes selected to play for the Golden Star Australian Boomers men’s national basketball team as they look to defend their title at the 2010 Stankovic Continental Cup in China.

CJ Bruton retires from international basketball

Dual Olympian C.J. Bruton has announced his immediate retirement from international basketball, ending his hopes of a berth for the upcoming World Championships and bringing to a close a remarkable career as a member of the Golden Star Australian Boomers men's national basketball team.

Mills caps off Summer League with another star outing

The 2010 NBA Summer League wrapped up today in Las Vegas with Golden Star Boomers point guard Patty Mills helping Portland to a 4-1 record.

Boomers to gather on the Gold Coast

The Golden Star Boomers, Australia's men's national basketball team, will start an intensive six-day camp at The Southport Stadium on the Gold Coast today (19 July) as they prepare for their upcoming World Championship campaign.

Nielsen leaves Valencia for Olympiacos

Golden Star Australian Boomer Matt Nielsen led Power Electronics Valencia to Eurocup glory earlier this year but instead of remaining with the team for its return to the Euroleague, he's decided to join Olympiacos.

Patty Mills leads Portland in NBA Summer League

Patty Mills has tipped off his 2010 NBA Summer League campaign with two terrific all-round performances to stake his claim for a contract next season.

Boomers to play before anticipated TV audience of 1 billion

The Golden Star Boomers will head into their second major training camp this weekend buoyed by the news that the television audience for the upcoming 2010 World Championship for Men is expected to reach a staggering one billion people.

Phillin' The Lane: NBA Summer League in full swing

Basketball Australia's US correspondent Phil Moskowitz wraps another week of Aussie Boomers and Opals in action overseas.

Mills shines in Summer League debut

Golden Star Australian Boomers point guard Patty Mills had his first taste of NBA Summer League action overnight, and it was sweet.

Mills in battle for NBA roster spot

Boomer Patty Mills will be battling 2010 draft pick Armon Johnson for a point guard spot on the Portland Trail Blazers roster behind Andre Miller, Jerryd Bayless.

Boomers To Face China in Stankovic Cup Opener

The Golden Star Boomers, Australia’s Men’s National Basketball Team, will face off against the might of host nation China in the opening game of the prestigious Stankovic Continental Cup later this month as they gear up for the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey from 28 August to 12 September.

Mills gets plenty out of Boomers World Challenge

Patty Mills led Australia in the recent Boomers World Challenge 3-0 series win over Argentina and got plenty out of the experience personally and saw enough in the team to feel a strong World Championships in Turkey awaits.