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ASIA PACIFIC BOYS ADVANCE IN JR NBA GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Under the guidance of coach Craig Stratford, Joshua Dent and the Asia Pacific Boys are through to the semi-finals of the Jr NBA Global Championships in Orlando after a victory against Latin America. For Summah Hanson and the Asia Pacific girls, the tournament is over, after falling in a hard-fought battle against Latin America.

CARLY WILSON THRIVING IN NEW COACHING ROLE

Carly Wilson is no stranger to Chemist Warehouse Opals camp. But when the squad gathered in Phoenix, as preparations ramp up for next month’s FIBA ASIA Cup campaign, she was there this time in a different role.

INDIGENOUS CULTURES CELEBRATED IN HISTORIC INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL EVENT

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA | The 2019 International Indigenous Basketball and Cultural Showcase will take place on Thursday, August 22 in Melbourne, held as a curtain-raiser event prior to the Australian Boomers vs USA Basketball exhibition basketball game at Marvel Stadium.

JR. NBA GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1 & 2 UPDATE

The second day of the pool stage at the Jr. NBA Global Championships has wrapped up. The Asia Pacific Boys, featuring Australian Joshua Dent, had a great opening two days, while Australian Summah Hanson and the Asia Pacific Girls fought hard through their first few days in Orlando.

FIBA U-16 ASIA CUP SQUADS ANNOUNCED

Following an initial camp at the AIS in Canberra earlier this year, the squads for the FIBA Asia Under-16 Men’s and Women’s Cup have been announced.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS ANNOUNCED FOR COE & NBAGA

The Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce four new players who will receive scholarships to the Centre of Excellence and the NBA Global Academy.

BOOMERS ANNOUNCE 12-MAN FIBA WORLD CUP TEAM

The 12-man Australian Boomers team that will compete at the FIBA World Cup and the lead-up games in Perth and Melbourne has been announced today, Wednesday, August 7.

AUSTRALIAN U-20 & IVOR BURGE CHAMPS TO REMAIN IN CANBERRA FOR NEXT TWO YEARS

The Australian Under-20 and Ivor Burge Championships will remain in Canberra through 2020 and 2021, with the 2020 championships taking place February 5-9.

TEAMS SELECTED FOR FIBA ASIA U-18 3x3 CUP

A group of talented young athletes will continue Australia’s drive into the international 3x3 stage when a girls and boys team contest the FIBA Asia Under-18 3x3 Cup in Malaysia, August 22-24.

AUSSIE TRIO TO TAKE ON JR. NBA GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Jr. NBA Global Championship commences tomorrow in Orlando Florida, and Australia will be flying the flag, with the three Australians taking part in the event.

JONAH BOLDEN FROM SYDNEY TO THE NBA

For Philadelphia 76er and Australian Boomer Jonah Bolden, the journey to the NBA dream has been long and winding. But it all began with a simple philosophy. Have fun.

O'HEA RARING TO GO WITH NEW FLYERS FRANCHISE

CHEMIST Warehouse Australian Opals captain Jenna O'Hea says she jumped at the opportunity to be involved with Gerry Ryan’s exciting new WNBL franchise.

2019 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Registrations are now open for the 2019 Australian School Championships which will be held from December 2-6 in South East Melbourne.

OPALS STAR AT WNBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND

WNBA All-Star weekend has been won and done so now its back to business and time to check in with our Aussies around the league.

2021 FIBA ASIA CUP QUALIFYING SCHEDULE RELEASED

The first-ever FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers for the 2021 edition of the competition have been finalised and announced.

BRIGHT FUTURE GEMS WIN SILVER AT FIBA U-19 WC

The Gems are taking home the silver medal at the FIBA Under-19 Women's World Cup after narrowly losing in an overtime classic against the USA, 70-74. The Gems saved their best for last against the Americans, led by Isobel Anstey who was everywhere. She finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.

GEMS THROUGH TO WORLD CUP FINAL AFTER DEFEATING SPAIN

The Gems are through to the Final of the FIBA Under-19 Women's World Cup after beating Spain, 64-55 in Thailand. The Gems kept their cool after a dominant start from Spain and were able to control the rest of the game thanks to great rebounding and a patient offence.

GEMS SHOOT PAST MALI INTO SEMI-FINALS

The Gems are on their way to the Semi-Finals at the FIBA Under-19 Women's World Cup in Thailand after beating Mali 63-51. In what was yet another physical test for Australia Gemma Potter played a terrific game. Potter scored a game-high 18 points in 18 minutes of court time thanks to a steady barrage of threes.