Blog Archives

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.

AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS TO REPRESENT AT IWBF U25 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The IWBF women’s Under-25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships, which will feature the Australian Devils, will also see four officials represent Australia.

VALE MAX BRISBANE OAM

Basketball Australia extends condolences to the friends and family of Victorian Country basketball pioneer, Max Brisbane, who passed away last week.

EMUS SQUAD NAMED FOR 2019 FIBA UNDER-19 WORLD CUP

Preparations are underway for the men’s 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup with the announcement of the squad for the Australian Emus.

U25 DEVILS COMPLETE WARM-UP SERIES AHEAD OF WORLD CHAMPS VS. JAPAN

The Australian Under-25 Devils have completed an international warm-up series against Japan in a lead-up to the IWBF Under-25 World Championships in May.

BEN SIMMONS BECOMES FIRST AUSTRALIAN NBA ALL-STAR

Ben Simmons has become the first Australian named to the NBA All-Star Game, voted in as a reserve for the 2019 event to be held in Charlotte on Monday, February 18 (Australian time).

SEVERAL BASKETBALL ICONS NAMED IN 2019 AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Basketball dignitaries have featured in the 2019 Australia Day honours, with five significant contributors to the sport awarded Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM).

DENG ADEL BECOMES TENTH AUSTRALIAN IN NBA

Basketball Australia congratulates Deng Adel who has become Australia’s latest NBA player after he signed a two-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

2018 IN REVIEW

At the conclusion of another successful year for basketball in Australia, take a look back at the most memorable moments of 2018 headlined by the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals winning a FIBA World Cup silver medal, 14 medal-winning performances overall, the announcement of #BoomersUSA and the Boomers qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

MICHAEL HAYNES APPOINTED HEAD OF OFFICIALS

Michael Haynes will undertake a new role as Basketball Australia’s Head of Officials after accepting the position earlier this month.

ATHLETES NAMED FOR JANUARY 2019 AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENT CAMP

The list of 40 athletes to participate in the January 2019 Australian Development Camp (ADC), held at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence from January 24-27, have been named.

AUSSIE BOYS QUALIFY FOR FIBA UNDER-16 ASIAN CHAMPS WITH WIN OVER PNG

The Australian boys have bounced back from a loss yesterday at the FIBA Under-15 Oceania Championships with a 121-31 win over Papua New Guinea to book a spot in next year's FIBA Under-16 Asian Championships.

BOOMERS ROUT QATAR TO FINISH UNDEFEATED AT HOME IN FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

The Australian Boomers have completed the fifth window of FIBA World Cup Qualifiers with a perfect home record after running out 51-point winners over Qatar, 110-59.

BEROCCA & BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA ENTER ENERGETIC PARTNERSHIP

An energising new partnership between Berocca and Basketball Australia will see Berocca become a Major Partner of the Australian Boomers.

BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA TO MOVE INTO NEW ERA WITH OFFICIAL HEADWEAR SUPPLIER

Basketball Australia has announced an exciting partnership with New Era as they become the official headwear supplier for every national team.