Yearly Archives: 2008

Opals 12 for Beijing test named and CAMP1 RECAP

Following last week's five day training camp and two international 'friendlies' against the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the AIS in Canberra, Basketball Australia has named twelve athletes to contend the 'Good Luck Beijing 2008' tournament in China. The Australian

Vale Peter Frame

Basketball Australia is today mourning the loss of one of the greatest contributors to our sport in this country, Peter Frame, who passed away after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday. Frame contributed to basketball in Western Australia as a

Goorjian starts World Championship preparation with NBA visit

  Australian Boomers coach, Brian Goorjian, will leave Australia on Tuesday morning for a trip to the US where he will visit Australian NBA players Andrew Bogut and Luke Schenscher as they prepare for the NBA finals. Goorjian will be

Smith returns by Post to Vermont

Two-time Olympian Jason Smith was the second Australia Post Boomer to visit his old school last week when he held an Australia Post Junior Boomers Clinic at Vermont Secondary College in Victoria. Smith's visit was part of a nationwide Australia Post

Hornets dominate round 1 WNWBL action

Sydney's Hills Hornets again look to be the team to beat in this year's Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) after clean sweeping the opening round in Brisbane over the weekend. The defending champions recorded two dominate wins over the

Maric & Bruce to strut their stuff for NBA scouts

2008 Australia Post Boomer squad members Aleks Maric and Aaron Bruce have been selected to play at this week's Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) in Virginia, one of the most important scouting events before the NBA Draft. Each year for 55

Wortho returns home but signs with Dragons

Australia Post Boomers forward Mark Worthington returned to where it all started yesterday, hitting the basketball courts at his former primary school in Australind, Western Australia to host the first Australia Post ‘Junior Boomers’ clinic for 2008. Worthington, a 2006

Development camp begins at AIS on Wednesday

The Australian Development Camp for the 2011 Gems and Emus squads begins at the AIS in Canberra tomorrow, marking the beginning of preperations for the respective world championship campaigns.  Below is a day-to-day camp program highlighting the level of hard work

Smith and Holmes reveal secrets to success

Australia Post Boomers Jason Smith and Jacob Holmes attended a Junior Boomers Clinic for the children of Australia Post staff at Xavier College in Melbourne on Saturday April 5th. The Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists took the kids through some Boomers

FIBA Oceania wants you

The Australian government runs a program called the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AYAD) as part of its overseas aid program.  FIBA Oceania, as a partner in the program, places qualified young Australians into Pacific Island Basketball Federations as a

'Icon of sport' remembered

Basketball Australia would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Dave Andrews who passed away on Tuesday morning. As well as being team manger of the 2007 ABA championship winning Cairns Marlins, ‘D.A.’ worked tirelessly

Snell stars again

2008 Australian Defence Force Opals squad member Belinda Snell scored a team high 16 points for her French club side Bourges Basket in a 67-58 away triumph over USVO overnight, stretching their winning streak to an amazing 22 games. Click

King Goorjian joins Dragons

Five-time National Basketball League championship-winning coach Brian Goorjian will coach the Crazy John's South Dragons for the next three seasons, Dragons chairman Mark Cowan announced today. The most successful coach in NBL history - he was named coach of the

BA launches first of a kind Annual Report

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the unveiling of its innovative multimedia Annual Report for 2007 – the first of its kind to be used by an Australian national sporting organisation. Containing video and audio, the highly interactive report encapsulates

Young Aussies topple USA

The Australian under-19 men’s basketball team put in a performance to remember at the 24th Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany overnight, overcoming the United States 87-67 to finish with a prestigious bronze medal. Maryborough’s Matthew Dellavedova led Australia with

Baynes shines, Cougars fall in Sweet 16

Australia Post Boomers squad member Aron Baynes put in a solid performance against America’s best college player Tyler Hansbrough but the Washington State Cougars fell to North Carolina this afternoon, 68-47. Named dual players of the game, Baynes held Hansbrough

Cooper and four other Aussies advance to Div II Final 4

Luke Cooper’s Anchorage Alaska Seawolves have advanced to the Final 4 of the NCAA Division II championships in Springfield, Massachussettes after defeating California of Pennsylvania in a cliffhanger this morning, 55-52. Cooper, a senior and the team’s captain, shot 3-8 from

Frankston gets a boost

The Frankston District Basketball Centre will be boosted by a series of upgrades to improve existing facilities thanks to $60,000 from the Brumby Government, the Minister for Sport and Recreation, James Merlino, announced this week.   Minister Merlino said the grant