Daniel Johnson gets Boomers call-up

Daniel Johnson gets Boomers call-up

After an outstanding season in the National Basketball League, talented young centre Daniel Johnson has been given the coveted opportunity to attend the next Australian Boomers national team training camp in June.

Perth Wildcats big man Matt Knight was originally announced in the Boomers 2012 squad but has been forced to withdraw from the team’s first training camp due to a shoulder injury.

Johnson was subsequently approached by Boomers head coach Brett Brown to act as a replacement for Knight at the camp, which will be held in Perth from 3 – 8 June.

The 212cm centre didn’t hesitate to answer the call, and will now join 36ers teammate Mitch Creek at the camp.

It’s easy to see why Brown turned to the man known as ‘DJ’, who is a native of Perth. The 24-year-old had a breakout year for the 36ers in the iiNet NBL Championship. Johnson averaged career-best figures of 16.5 points and 7.7 rebounds for the 36ers, winning the NBL’s Most Improved Player award as well as Adelaide’s Mark Davis Trophy as the club’s Most Valuable Player.

The Boomers will use their Perth training camp as part of their preparations for their three-game series against world number four Greece in June, The Farewell Series: Basketball's Road to London.

Tickets are now on sale through Ticketek for the Boomers opening game of The Farewell Series, which will be played as a double-header with the Jayco Opals at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena on Sunday June 24. 

Tickets for the Boomers other two games against Greece (at the State Basketball Centre in Knox on Monday June 25 and Geelong Arena on Wednesday June 27) will go on sale tomorrow, as will tickets for the Jayco Opals games against Brazil at the Bendigo Schweppes Centre on Tuesday June 26 and at Knox on Thursday June 28.

Farewell Series Schedule

Sunday June 24

Hisense Arena (Double Header)
Jayco Opals v Brazil – Tip Off 4:30PM
Boomers v Greece – Tip Off 7:00PM

Tickets available now through Ticketek
Phone: 132 849
Website: www.ticketek.com.au

Monday June 25

Boomers v Greece – Tip Off 7.00pm

State Basketball Centre, Knox

Tickets available Thurs 10 May through Foxtix
Phone: 1300 111 369
Website: www.foxtix.com.au

Tuesday June 26

Bendigo Schweppes Centre

Jayco Opals v Brazil – Tip Off 7:00PM

Tickets available Thurs 10 May through Bendigo Stadium
Phone: (03) 5440 6214
Website: www.bendigostadium.com.au/tickets

Wednesday June 27

Geelong Arena

Boomers v Greece – Tip Off 7:00PM

Tickets available Thurs 10 May through Foxtix
Phone: 1300 111 369
Website: www.foxtix.com.au

Thursday June 28

Jayco Opals v Brazil – Tip Off 7:00PM

Tickets available Thurs 10 May through Foxtix
Phone: 1300 111 369
Website: www.foxtix.com.au