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2019 UNDER-18 CHAMPS AND KEVIN COOMBS CUP RECAP- DAY 5

Results and top performers from Day 5 of the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup being held in Townsville, Queensland.

2019 UNDER-18 CHAMPS RECAP- DAY 4

Results and top performers from Day 4 of the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships being held in Townsville, Queensland.

GREGG POPOVICH ENTHUSED BY POPULARITY OF BOOMERSUSA GAMES IN MELBOURNE

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).

2019 UNDER-18 CHAMPS RECAP- DAY 3

Results and top performers from Day 3 of the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships being held in Townsville, Queensland.

COACHES AND REFEREES WORKING TOGETHER AT U18 CHAMPS

At the Australian Under-18 Championships, some of the countries’ top coaches have come together with referees to help further the understanding between the two fraternities.

BOOMERS ADD TO COACHING STAFF FOR 2019 FIBA WORLD CUP AND 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS

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.

AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME- RAY HUNT

A member of the NBL’s referee panel during the league’s inaugural year, Ray Hunt went on to claim the record for most NBL games officiated across an incredible 33-year career.

2019 UNDER-18 CHAMPS RECAP- DAY 2

Results and top performers from Day 2 of the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships being held in Townsville, Queensland.

2019 UNDER-18 CHAMPS RECAP- DAY 1

Results and top performers from Day 1 of the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships being held in Townsville, Queensland.

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.