Monthly Archives: May 2009

Spain elected host of the 2014 FIBA World Championship

The Spanish Basketball Federatino beat bids from China and Italy to host the 2014 World Championship.

Rollers on top of the World

Australia's men's wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, trounced the United States 69-48 to win Gold at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester overnight.

Emus 4 Nations Tournament

The Emus Under 19 men's national team will host France, Spain and Greece in a 4-Nations Tournament in Melbourne from 26 - 28 June.

World Masters Games

The World Masters Games, governed by the International Masters Games Association, are the world's largest participatory multi-sport event.

Snell's game shines with opportunity

Belinda Snell's performance at the Beijing Olympics turned a lot of heads in the WNBA, and her Silver Stars teammates were raving about her long before she joined the team.

Precious Gems headed to France

Basketball Australia can announce the athletes selected to represent Australia's Under-19 women's basketball team, the Gems, on a tour of France.

Brown returns to AIS

Two-time WNBL Coach of the Year Phil Brown has been appointed as the head coach of the Australian Institute of Sport Women's Basketball program.

2009 Boomers squad named

Basketball Australia has named a youthful Boomers squad with five teenagers and an average player age of twenty-three years for its 2009 program.

China downs Opals in thriller

Australia's women's basketball team, the Opals, lost to China by one point, 74-73, in the final match of their three game series in Fuxin, China overnight.

Eveson scores Rollers captaincy

Three-time Paralympian Justin Eveson has been named as Captain of Australia's men's wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, for the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.

Bogut cleared to train - new Q&A with

The Bucks announced on Saturday, May 16, that Andrew Bogut's season-ending back injury has fully healed and that doctors have cleared him to resume normal off-season basketball activities. caught up with the four-year centre to talk about the injury, the rehab and plenty of other topics.

2009 Boomers program announced

Basketball Australia can confirm the 2009 Boomers program, which includes tours to China, Argentina and Brazil as well as the FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand.

Audio: U23 Wheelies Coach Mark Walker on RPH Adelaide

Head Coach of the Under-23 Wheelchair Basketball team Mark Walker talks to Peter Greco from RPH Adelaide about the players and the team’s chances at the World Championships in Paris in July.

Eight Aussies invited to Nike All Asia Camp

Eight young Australian basketballers have been invited to participate in the Nike All Asia Camp to be held in Beijing from June 8-12.

Audio: Liz Cambage speaks from China

Liz Cambage, the youngest member of the Opals team, speaks from China after the Opals were defeated in the second game of their 3-game series.