Yearly Archives: 2012

Dellavedova named WCC Player of the Week

If Matthew Dellavedova didn’t let his coaches know that he was keen on a spot in the Boomers Olympic team when he was last in Oz at the FIBA Oceania qualifiers, he’s doing it on the floor at St Mary’s this year, posting some impressive numbers of late.

Australia's future stars gather for the ADC

The 2012 Australian Development Camp (ADC) got underway this week at the Australian Institute of Sport, with some of the country’s best able-bodied and wheelchair basketball talent, gathering for five days for the intensive hit-out.

Longley honouored at G'Day USA gala event

Luc Longley has achieved just about everything in his basketball career. He had a successful college career with New Mexico, averaging 19.1 points and 9.2 rebounds between 1987-1991; he was drafted seventh overall in the 1991 NBA draft; his NBA career saw him win three straight championships with the Chicago Bulls, and finally, he represented Australia at three Olympic games, leading the Boomers to their equal best ever finish of fourth.

Penny Taylor named's Player of the Year

Jayco Australian Opals star forward Penny Taylor has been named European Player of the Year, by European basketball portal,, as she continues to post impressive numbers.

FIBA announce draw for U17 Men’s WC

The Australian U17 Men’s Basketball team have drawn a tough group for the upcoming FIBA U17 World Championship, after the sport’s governing body FIBA released the schedule for the tournament last week, which tips off on 29 June, 2012.

Newley signs with Valencia, Spain

Aussie swingman Brad Newley is set to join fellow Boomers squad member AJ Ogilvy in Spain after it was announced today that he will play out the remainder of this season with Valencia.

WNBL iTV: Watch Ep 12 here now!

Episode 12 of WNBL iTV is now available to view through the WNBL website, so tune in to catch all of the latest news and information from around the league!

Bogut returns, delivers win for Bucks

Andrew Bogut returned to the floor today for the Milwaukee Bucks to lead them to a much-needed 106-103 win over San Antonio in Milwaukee today.

Jawai earns player of the week honours in Russia

Australian power forward Nathan Jawai posted big numbers for his side, Unics of Russia last week, earning himself the Player of the Week award for round 15.

Back in the Day: Cancers in the Body Politic

The Back in the Day clock winds back to January 1999, with the Lock-out winding down, one of the NBL's greatest looking to the USA and plenty of action on the national hardwood as well.

Vale Alf Green

Basketball Australia extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Life Member and Former President of Basketball Tasmania, Alf Green.

Deaf Basketball Australia name 'Goanna' team

Deaf Basketball Australia, is proud to announce the Australian men's deaf basketball team, The Goannas, who will participate in the 7th Asia Pacific Deaf Games. The tournament will be held in Seoul, South Korea from the 26th May to 2nd June 2012.

Jarry recovering well from city attack on weekend

Young basketball star and member of the Jayco Opals squad and Bulleen Boomers WNBL team, Rachel Jarry, is shaken but recovering well after being assaulted and robbed in the Melbourne CBD on Saturday night.

Bogut healthy & expected to return to floor within days

Australian Boomers centre and NBA star for the Milwaukee Bucks Andrew Bogut is expected to return to the floor in the coming days, after taking some time off for undisclosed personal reasons.