Yearly Archives: 2008

Jawai's stock soars

The NBA draft stocks of Australia Post Boomers squad member and Cairns Taipans star Nathan Jawai have soared since the 208cm big man arrived in the US, with ESPN expert Chad Ford now ranking him as a mid to late

Seeking 2008 FIBA Oceania youth tournament staff

Basketball Australia will be competing in the men’s and women’s 2008 FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament which will be held from 29 September to 4 October, Guam.  Basketball Australia will send a team of 10 male and 10 female athletes together

Ingles shifts focus to Beijing

Ingles shifts focus to Beijing In chasing one dream, Joe Ingles has had to put another on hold, writes Grantley Bernard for The Herald Sun. While weighing up his draft prospects, which were probably second round at best, Ingles realised

Jackson and Bevilaqua strong on WNBA opening day

LAUREN Jackson has made a successful start to her 2008 WNBA campaign, leading Seattle to a 67-61 season-opening victory over Chicago.

Chilled-out Taylor calls time on lucrative but lonely foreign odyssey

FOR many months, Penny Taylor's world was white. A cool blanket of snow covered the footpaths and roads where she lived, as well as her house and the local basketball stadium. To fight the cold, she'd pull on her tracksuit,

Annual WNBL workshop winds up in Sydney

Representatives from all eleven Australian Defence Force Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) clubs converged on Sydney yesterday to take part in an annual workshop to discuss the operation, marketing, media and general day-to-day functioning of the league. Held at the

Boomers v Iran: Get your tickets NOW

Boomers v Iran: Get your tickets NOW Attention Australia Post Boomers fans! Here is your chance to see Brian Goorjian leading Patty Mills, Chris Anstey and the Australia Post Boomers against Iran in a three-game international series on home soil.

Chaplin primed for Games tilt

Chaplin primed for Games tilt HARCOURT paralympian Shelley Chaplin is enjoying the calm before a pre-Beijing storm this week, only a few days before her gold medal odyssey officially begins. Chaplin will head to the Australian Institute of Sport this

Gems team named for France tour, games v Chinese Taipei

Following a recent training camp in Newcastle, Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 12 athletes selected to represent the Australian U19 women’s team, the Gems, on a tour of France in June and games against the touring Chinese Taipei

Joyce a leader of men

Australia Post Boomers assistant coach Brendan Joyce has been named the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Coach of the Year . The Blaze head coach beat out a strong field for the Gold Coast region that included the likes of Titans head coach

Opals finish Chinese tour with buzzer-beating win over hosts

The Australian Opals have finished their Chinese tour with an exciting win over their hosts on the buzzer, 78-76. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Hollie Grima hit the buzzer-beater to break a dead lock after a brave fourth-quarter comeback by the

Boomers legend signs with Blaze

In what is being touted as the biggest announcement in the lead-up to the 2008/09 NBL season, the Gold Coast Blaze has ended months of speculation by signing Australian basketball legend Shane Heal for next season. The news that Heal,

AJ Ogilvy Q & A, Darnell looks to Beijing

Australia Post Boomers squad member and college sensation A.J. Ogilvy, who starred for the Vanderbilt Commodores in his freshman season, spoke to Brett Hait of Nashville's City Paper in a special Q&A before leaving for home and a tilt at

CJ goes back to school

Australia Post Boomers point guard CJ Bruton returned to Algester State School in Brisbane this week to host an Australia Post Junior Boomers clinic. Students were treated to individual and group instruction before keeping CJ busy with an autograph session.

Boomers go back to school

Two-time Olympian Jason Smith will return to his high school, Vermont Secondary College, in Victoria on Wednesday morning to undertake a basketball clinic.  Smith's visit is part of a nationwide Australia Post and Basketball Australia joint initiative which aims to connect the

Eveson amazing in Europe, Ness and Norris shine

Australian Rollers gun Justin Eveson is well and truly on his way to becoming one of most successful basketballers Australia has ever produced after adding the European Champions Cup to his already bulging trophy cabinet with Turkish club side Galatasary

Round 2 WNWBL results

Round two of the 2008 Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) was held in Perth over the weekend and threw up some interesting results. The league is a crucial cog in the Gliders preperations for Beijing come September with many

SEABL announces new board structure

Due to the sudden death of Hugh McMenamin, the SEABL Board of Management has appointed Simon Brookhouse to undertake the role of SEABL President until the Annual League Meeting in November. Simon has been a valuable member on the SEABL