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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE WELCOMES NEW SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETES FOR 2021

Basketball Australia (BA) is pleased to announce four athletes selected to join BA’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) and NBA Global Academy (NBA GA) programs for 2021.

IBA announce Indigenous Community Basketball league

Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) is proud to announce details of their first basketball competition, Indigenous Community Basketball League (ICBL) that aims to provide a pathway for participation and success for the next generation of Aboriginal youths and Torres Strait Islander youths.

Bullets rookie Wigness looking to emulate role models Jawai and Mills

Brisbane Bullets young gun Tamuri Wigness hopes to follow in the footsteps of basketball idols Nathan Jawai and Patty Mills as he sets out to make his mark in his debut NBL season.

BA welcomes Victorian Government support for State Basketball Centre

Basketball Australia welcomes the Victorian Government’s $130 million budget announcement to upgrade and expand the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South.

REFEREE PANEL ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 WNBL FINALS

Basketball Australia (BA) is delighted to announce the eight referees that have been selected to officiate in the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL Finals Series.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE HOSTS TRAINING CAMP FOR RISING YOUNG TALENTS

Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) hosted a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra for selected youth talent aged between 14-17 years old from across the country.

MATTHEW NIELSEN APPOINTED AS AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS HEAD ASSISTANT COACH

One of Australian basketball’s most respected former players, Matthew Nielsen will join the Boomers Tokyo Olympic campaign after being appointed to the role of Australian senior men’s national team head assistant coach to support newly appointed mentor, coach Brian Goorjian.

2020 Opals Squad head into Camp this January

The current 2020 Australian Women’s Senior National squad will participate in a week-long training camp on the Gold Coast in early January 2021.

2020 WNBL FINAL SERIES VENUE AND TICKETING DETAILS REVEALED

Basketball Australia (BA) can today reveal that Townsville Stadium will be the host venue for the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL Finals Series, with tickets to go on general sale at 12.00pm AEST/1.00pm AEDT this Wednesday (December 9) at Ticketek.

AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL ICON LAUREN JACKSON INDUCTED INTO SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME

Basketball Australia (BA) is thrilled to congratulate Australian Basketball Hall of Famer and sporting icon Lauren Jackson AO on her induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

2021 U20 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR AND IVOR BURGE CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

In consultation with member States and Territories, Basketball Australia can confirm that the 2021 Under 20 Australian Junior Championships and Ivor Burge Championships will not proceed as scheduled in February 2021.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE GRADUATE MAGNAY SIGNS NBA CONTRACT

Basketball Australia (BA) congratulates Centre of Excellence (CoE) alumni and NBL Centre Will Magnay on signing his first ever NBA contract in joining the New Orleans Pelicans.

Australian and World Basketball Figures Congratulate Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut retires from professional basketball. Coaches, players and administrators from around the world send tributes.

TODD SPAIN OFFICIATES 150 GAMES ACHIEVING WNBL LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The Chemist Warehouse WNBL is delighted to award Todd Spain with WNBL Life Membership, following his 150th game as a referee in the League.

FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers – Update

This weekend, November 27 – 30, the next window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers will take place with the sport’s international governing body confirming earlier this month that Group C matches were postponed.

BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA AND WNBL PLAYERS AGREE TO FIRST EVER CBA

The Chemist Warehouse WNBL has taken a major step towards professionalism after the players, clubs and Basketball Australia signed off on a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for the first time in the league’s 41-year history.

AUSTRALIA SET FOR FIBA ESPORTS OPEN SECOND EDITION

Earlier this month, FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, announced an expanded field of 38 national teams to partake in the second edition of the FIBA Esports Open, set to take place over three weekends with six regional conferences.

BRIAN GOORJIAN APPOINTED AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS HEAD COACH

Basketball Australia (BA) is delighted to announce that Australian coaching icon Brian Goorjian will lead the Boomers at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after appointing him coach of the senior men’s national team through to the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.