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SEVEN AUSSIES SET TO CONTEND IN THE 2019 NBA PLAYOFFS

After a record 13 Australians featured in the NBA this year, seven remain to contend for the 2019 Championship as the season enters the playoffs.

OPALS ALANNA SMITH AND EZI MAGBEGOR SELECTED IN 2019 WNBA DRAFT

Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals Alanna Smith and Ezi Magbegor have been selected by the Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm respectively at the 2019 WNBA Draft.

AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME- LANARD COPELAND

Having made Australia his home after moving from the USA as a 26-year old, Lanard Copeland’s legacy in this country has been secured with enshrinement in the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.

UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIPS AND KEVIN COOMBS CUP PREVIEW- QUEENSLAND

Wrap up the Under-18 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup team previews with host state Queensland before the 2019 tournament tips off on Saturday in Townsville.

KODY STATTMANN CROWNED NCAA CHAMPION

The University of Virginia Cavaliers, featuring Aussie Kody Stattmann, have won the 2019 NCAA Championship with an 85-77 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in overtime.

3x3 OPENING UP ANOTHER AVENUE FOR KELSEY GRIFFIN

When the first Australian 3x3 national camp took place in Melbourne last week, some of the biggest names from the WNBL, NBL and Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals were in attendance.

UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIPS AND KEVIN COOMBS CUP PREVIEW- SOUTH AUSTRALIA

In the lead-up to the Under-18 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup held in Townsville from April 13-20, we preview the teams from all eight state and territories, continuing with South Australia.

OPALS SQUAD LIST ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIRST CAMP FOR 2019

The final squad list for the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals ahead of their first camp for 2019, held at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre in Carrara, has been announced.

AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS TO FACE CANADA BASKETBALL IN PERTH 16 & 17 AUGUST 2019

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.

TWO AUSSIES REMAIN AS NCAA TOURNAMENT HITS FINAL FOUR

Just two Aussies remain as the NCAA tournament enters its penultimate Final Four round. With no Australian ever claiming an NCAA National Championship, could this be the year?

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE TIP OFF INAUGURAL NBL1 SEASON

The men's and women's Centre of Excellence teams have begun the 2019 NBL1 season with a tough road trip, playing a triple-header against Dandenong Rangers, Ringwood Hawks and Kilsyth Cobras.

AUSSIES HIT NCAA TOURNAMENT SWEET SIXTEEN

As the NCAA tournament progresses into the sweet sixteen, five Australian’s remain in the competition with hopes of national championship glory.

Chemist Warehouse WNBL and ABA secure minimum player payments increase

On the back of a record-breaking Grand Final series that saw attendances peak at nearly 15,000, the Chemist Warehouse WNBL and Australian Basketballers’ Association are pleased to announce the minimum player payment has been increased to $13,000 for the next two seasons.

CREEK AND WEAVER PREPARE FOR NBA G-LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

With the NBA G-League playoffs about to tip off, a couple of Aussies are preparing for a tilt at a title in America’s second-tier professional league.

UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIPS AND KEVIN COOMBS CUP PREVIEW- VICTORIA

In the lead-up to the Under-18 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup held in Townsville from April 13-20, we preview the teams from all eight state and territories, continuing with Victoria.

AUSSIES SET TO FEATURE IN 2019 NCAA TOURNAMENTS

With the 2019 NCAA tournaments upon us, check out which Aussies will be representing in the opening round of the men's and women's brackets.

BA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE PREPARING FOR INAUGURAL NBL1 SEASON

The inaugural season of NBL1 begins on March 29 and Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence (CoE) will be fielding a men's and women's side in the 18-team competition.

JERRIL RECHTER TO LEAD BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA

Basketball Australia today announced the appointment of Jerril Rechter as Chief Executive Officer.