Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 18 athletes selected to attend a 10-day training camp on the Gold Coast.
The camp, to be held at The Southport School*, begins tomorrow and continues until Friday, July 20.
A press conference to open the camp will be held at 3pm on Friday at The Southport School and attended by Boomers Head Coach Brian Goorjian and players Jason Smith and David Andersen.
Andersen, an Olympian in 2004 and a European Champion many times over, recently returned from team duties with CSKA Moscow to play with the Boomers.
NBA Summer League players Brad Newley and Luke Schenscher will join the camp early next week.
A 12-man team for the Boomers’ tour to Europe (July 28-August 13) will be announced at the conclusion of the camp, ahead of the 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship against New Zealand on August 20, 22 and 24 in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The winner of the series earns the right to play in Beijing in 2008.
The full Australia Post Boomers squad and staff is as follows:
David ANDERSEN 212cm Forward CSKA Moscow
Matthew BURSTON 210cm Forward/C South Dragons
Ian CROSSWHITE 210cm Forward Sydney Kings
Adam GIBSON 188cm Guard Brisbane Bullets
Wade HELLIWELL 213cm Forward/C Siena (Italy)
Russell HINDER 208cm Forward Sydney Kings
Jacob HOLMES 198cm Guard South Dragons
Joe INGLES 203cm Guard South Dragons
Luke KENDALL 193cm Guard Sydney Kings
Alex LOUGHTON 206cm Forward Perth Wildcats
Sam MACKINNON 197cm Forward Brisbane Bullets
Darnell MEE 198cm Guard Cairns Taipans
Brad NEWLEY 198cm Guard Houston Rockets (USA), Adelaide 36ers
Damien RYAN 193cm Guard Perth Wildcats
Glen SAVILLE 197cm Guard/F Sydney Kings
Luke SCHENSCHER 216cm Centre Portland Trailblazers (USA)
Jason SMITH 194cm Guard Sydney Kings
Mark WORTHINGTON 202cm Forward Sydney Kings
Brian GOORJIAN Head Coach Sydney KingsBrendan JOYCE Assistant Coach Gold Coast BlazeGordon McLEOD Assistant Coach Singapore SlingersNic MERCER Operations ManagerDr Seamus DALTON DoctorNik POPOVIC Strength and ConditioningSteve EVANS PhysiotherapistDiana GLAZER Massage TherapistHoward PARKINSON Technical Assistant