Ingles replaces Mee in late change to Boomers team

Ingles replaces Mee in late change to Boomers team

A cut on the elbow has ruled Darnell Mee out of the Boomers team facing Iran in Perth tonight.

A cut on the elbow has ruled Darnell Mee out of the Boomers team facing Iran in Perth tonight.


Mee sustained the injury in a fall at a Boomers’ training camp earlier this month and aggravated the wound at training on Saturday and has been withdrawn from the game as a precautionary measure.

He will be replaced by South Dragons young gun Joe Ingles, who debuted with the Boomers in China in 2007.

The opening game of the Boomers World Challenge between Australia and Iran at Challenge Stadium in Perth will tip off at 7:00pm, which is 9:00pm in the eastern states.

The series moves to Adelaide on Wednesday and concludes in Melbourne on Friday.


The Australia Post Boomers team for Game 1 of the Boomers World Challenge:

(name, height, last club played with)

Chris ANSTEY
Centre / 213cm / Melbourne Tigers
Player number: 13

David BARLOW
Guard/205cm/Melbourne Tigers
Player number: 24

CJ BRUTON
Guard / 188cm / Brisbane Bullets
Player number: 9

James HARVEY
Guard / 196cm / Gold Coast Blaze
Player number: 10

Joe INGLES
Guard / 203cm / South Dragons
Player number: 20

Patrick MILLS
Guard / 181cm / St. Mary’s College Gaels (USA)
Player number: 5

Brad NEWLEY
Guard / 198cm / Panionios (Greece)
Player number: 8

Matthew NIELSEN
Forward / 209cm / Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
Player number: 14

Andrew OGILVY
Centre / 210cm / Vanderbilt University Commodores (USA)
Player number: 21

Shawn REDHAGE
Forward / 203cm / Perth Wildcats
Player number: 23

Damien RYAN
Guard / 193cm / Gruppo Triboldi (Italy)
Player number: 6

Mark WORTHINGTON
Forward / 202cm / Sydney Kings
Player number: 11

For more information please contact:

Bill Baxter
Basketball Australia
M: 0423 378 644
E: bill.baxter@basketball.net.au