Monthly Archives: October 2013

Young Aussies take another Hungarian scalp

The Australian Women’s Development team have ended the first leg of their Hungarian tour on a winning note, defeating club side MTK Budapest 62-52 in another impressive performance from the young squad.

WNBL young guns star on tour of Hungary

The future for the Jayco Australian Opals and the WNBL looks bright as some of the league’s most talented youngsters continue to impress as part of the Australian Women’s Development Team’s tour of Hungary.

Boomerangs win bronze at INAS World C'ships

The Australian Boomerangs have claimed the bronze medal at the 2013 INAS World Championships in Turkey, defeating Greece to 59-51 to claim third-place.

Aussies Abroad: Jawai hospitalised, Phillips stars

Australian Boomers big man Nathan Jawai is recovering in a Turkish hospital after a scare over the weekend landed the centre in intensive care in an Istanbul hospital.

Dellavedova joins NBA elite

The number of Australian Boomers in the NBA has risen to four with the news Matthew Dellavedova has been named on the final roster for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the upcoming NBA season, tipping off on Thursday (AEDT).

Boomerangs advance to bronze medal game

The Australian Boomerangs are set to battle it out for the bronze medal at the INAS World Championships after a gallant defeat to France in the Semi Finals.

Boguts signs extension with the Warriors

Australian Boomers centre Andrew Bogut has shored up his NBA future, signing a three season extension with the Golden State Warriors, taking the 2008 Beijing Olympian through to the end of the 2016/17 season.

Brian Goorjian to be inducted in Hall of Fame

All time coaching great Brian Goorjian will receive one of the sport’s highest honours when he is enshrined in the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame at the Class of 2013 induction dinner to be held in November.

Basketball promotes diversity and inclusion for CALD females

In 2013, Basketball Victoria administered Basketball Australia’s funding from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for their Diversity and Social Cohesion Program, “Engaging Women from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds in Basketball.”

Aussies Abroad: Jawai stars in Euroleague

A monster game from Australian Boomers big man Nathan Jawai couldn’t stop defending Euroleague champions Olympiacos from taking a tough win on the road over his Galatasaray, going down 78-67 in the second round of competition.

Back-to-back wins for Boomerangs

The Australian Boomerangs, the men’s basketball team for athletes with an intellectual disability, continued their winning start to the 2013 INAS World Championships, defeating Poland 91-44 overnight.

Andrej Lemanis to present at 2014 Tasman Coaches Clinic

Australian Boomers Head Coach Andrej Lemanis has been confirmed as the guest presenter for the 14th Annual Tasman Coaches Clinic to be held in January as part of the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup at Albury.

Gliders legend Lisa Edmonds calls it a day

The final of the Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League marked an important day in Wheelchair Basketball history as a legend of the sport called it a day.

Boomerangs claim first-up win at World C'ships

The Australian Boomerangs, the men’s basketball team for athletes with an intellectual disability, commenced their INAS World Championship campaign with a win over host nation Turkey in a hard fought battle.

Australian Basketball Hall of Fame - Class of 2013 Induction Dinner

Basketball Australia is proud to host the 5th Australian Basketball Hall of Fame – Class of 2013 Induction Dinner on Thursday 21 November in the Grand Ballroom at The Pullman Albert Park in Melbourne.

Aussies Abroad: Delly closing in on NBA roster spot

Australian Boomers guard Matthew Dellavedova continues to impress in the absence of guard Jarrett Jack, playing 26 minutes in the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-79 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday (AEDT).