Monthly Archives: June 2011

12-man Boomers team selected for YouYi Games

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 12 players who will line up for the Golden Star Australian Boomers tomorrow night against China in game one of the YouYi Games series from Challenge Stadium in Perth, before heading to Singapore for Sunday’s second and final match-up.

Brown proud to be carrying on Boomers legacy

Golden Star Boomers head coach Brett Brown says he is proud to be able to give something back to Australian basketball after everything it provided him.

Opals reverse result against Brazil in China

The Jayco Australian Opals have rectified their Qi Yi Cup loss to Brazil, but beating the powerhouse South American team yesterday in their second match-up, 76-70.

Rising talent Dante Exum, 15, shines at Boomers camp

The strong showing that 15-year-old excitement machine Dante Exum has made in camp with the Golden Star Boomers in Perth this week has been enough to show head coach Brett Brown that he's a definite future star of Australian basketball.

Netherlands defeat NSWIS wheelchair team

The Netherlands wheelchair basketball team have begun their week long training camp in Sydney, with a 65-55 victory against the NSW Institute of Sport at Bankstown Stadium overnight.

Jackson and Cambage to face off in WNBA clash

Two of basketball’s biggest names are preparing to go head-to-head in the American Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and they are both Australians.

Boomers prepare for Friday's clash with China in Perth

The Golden Star Boomers five-day camp in Perth is well and truly underway, as the group prepares for Friday night’s big clash with China in game one of the YouYi Games.

Netherlands take on local wheelchair teams

The Netherlands wheelchair basketball team are in Sydney this week for a camp and will take on local wheelchair teams.

Opals gallant in defeat against China

Before a packed stadium, the Jayco Australian Opals have put up a great fight against a strong China side before succumbing to the home team by eight points this morning, in their third match-up of the Qi Yi Four Nation tournament. The win saw China seal first place in the tournament before a packed home crowd.

Tip-off for the U16 AJC draws near

With less than three weeks to go before the U16 Australian Junior Championship tips off from Kilsyth, excitement is building towards the tournament, which has seen the start of many great careers.

Emus 2011 World Championship Team departs

The U19 Australian Emus World Championship Team today departs for Lithuania to compete in the Global Games, where they will play Brasil, Lithuania and Canada.

AIS lose final game to USA 84-40

The AIS rounded out their China tour last night with a loss the USA team 84-80.

Jayco Opals bounce back to snatch win over NZ

The Jayco Australian Opals have withstood a gallant effort from New Zealand to snatch a strong victory in their second match-up of the Qi Yi Cup in China.

Opals fall to Brazil in opening match of Qi Yi Cup

The Jayco Australian Opals have gone down to Brazil in their opening match of the Qi Yi Cup in China, succumbing to the South Americans 67-57 despite a gallant effort from the young side.

ONE HD to broadcast YouYi Games

With only a week to go before the Golden Star Australian Boomers take to the floor for the first time in 2011, when they tackle China in game one of the YouYi Games in Perth, Aussie basketball fans from around the country will be able to catch all the action, with One HD confirming live and exclusive coverage of both games of the two-game series.

Four rising star Basketballers get Boomers call up

Four Aussie basketballers have been given the dream call-up, being invited to take to the floor as part of the Golden Star Australian Boomers squad next week, when the side meets in Perth for a five-day camp ahead of the YouYi Games.

Spain over run AIS 70-57

The AIS Men completed game three of the Ping Guo leg of their Chinese Tour tonight as they took on Spain in a grueling encounter.

Back in the Day: Tank Drivers, Start Your Engines

This week, the BA time machine again touches down in May of 1989...