Here comes the BOOM: Everything you need to know about the Melbourne FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.

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Returning to Australia for the first time since achieving that historical bronze medal win at the Tokyo Olympics last year, the Boomers are set to hit John Cain Arena for three games tipping off this Thursday night.

Here’s what you need to know:

Reunited: Head Coach, Brian Goorjian and series Captain, Matthew Dellavedova will don the green and gold together once again, for the first time since Tokyo.

The Boomers will welcome six fresh faces to the court, as Jack White, Sam McDaniel, Will McDowell White, Keanu Pinder, Clint Steindl and Wani Swaka Lo Buluk each make their debut.

The Boomers will face China twice and Japan once in the third window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Japan, China and Chinese Taipei will also go head-to-head over the four days.

Friday and Sunday will both hold double-headers featuring Australia.

All games will be broadcast live across ESPN and Kayo Sports. International fans will be able to tune in via the FIBA TV app, Courtside1891.

Tickets are selling quick, make sure to secure yours now.

Parking is available next to the venue at the Eastern Car Park at event day pricing. Richmond Station is the closest train station, with only a short walk up to John Cain Arena.


Thursday, June 30 Australia v China 6:30pm AEST
Friday, July 1 China v Chinese Taipei 5:00pm AEST
Friday, July 1 Japan v Australia 7:30pm AEST
Sunday, July 3 Japan v Chinese Taipei 4:00pm AEST
Sunday, July 3 China v Australia 6:30pm AEST
Monday, July 4 Chinese Taipei v China 6:30pm AEST