Schenscher joins Boomers camp

Schenscher joins Boomers camp

On Monday it was Brad Newley; today it’s Luke Schenscher. The 25-year old, 216cm giant from South Australia joined the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast today after playing five games with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer

On Monday it was Brad Newley; today it’s Luke Schenscher.

The 25-year old, 216cm giant from South Australia joined the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast today after playing five games with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League.

Schenscher’s best outing was a 12-points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocked shots performance against the New Orleans/Oklahoma Hornets on July 9. His team won four of their five games.

The Boomers are mid way through a training camp in preparation for the 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship; where they will face New Zealand for the right to play in Beijing.

Games are scheduled for August 20, 22 and 24 in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

“It’s good to be back,” Schenscher said.

“I’m starting right away with the Boomers and I’m ready to get stuck into it.

“I was happy with the minutes I got at the Summer League and the way I played and I got some positive feedback.

“They said that they are going to keep in touch and we’ll go from there. They have to work out what they’re doing, so we’ll see what happens.

“I’m at a bit of a disadvantage now with the Boomers because I’m coming in late, but I want to show that I can add something to the team and fit in with what Brian [Goorjian] wants.

“I’ve never played against New Zealand, so it would be great to be a part of that rivalry against the Kiwis.

“Everyone is saying they have a tough team, so it will be a battle.”