Monthly Archives: December 2013

Aussies Abroad: Kickert the star in the Ukraine

Ukrainian-based Australian Boomer Daniel Kickert ensured his Azovmash team would end the calendar year on a winning note, posting 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in Saturday’s 87-80 win over Dnipro in Ukrainian Superleague action.

Aussies Abroad: Bogut fired up as Opals star in China

Australian Boomers big man Andrew Bogut has continued his domination of the glass, helping the Golden State Warriors to the big wins over Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA this week.

Aussies Abroad: Boomers trio create NBA history

Australian basketball history was created on Friday as three Australian Boomers started an NBA game for the first time, with Andrew Bogut’s Golden State Warriors going down 104-102 to Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and the San Antonio Spurs.

Aussies Abroad: Jackson, Cambage dominate in China

Jayco Australian Opals pair Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage continue to post extraordinary numbers in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA), combining for a remarkable 79 points in Round 9 of the regular season.

New direction for BA National Centre of Excellence Women's Program

The Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE) women’s program will have a new look in 2014, with Jayco Australian Opals Head Coach Brendan Joyce implementing a hybrid scholarship structure.

Scholarships awarded for 2014 BA National Centre of Excellence Men's Program

The Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE) has announced the scholarship recipients for the 2014 men’s program.

WNBL stars named for January Opals camp

The build-up to the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women begins for the Jayco Australian Opals, with a 21-player squad named for first training camp of the New Year in Canberra next month.

Aussies Abroad: Tolo stars as Nevill posts big numbers

Marianna Tolo was the star as Bourges Basket moved top of the French LFB standings, following an 83-66 win over Landes on Monday. The 24-year-old centre was at her best in the victory, shooting an incredible 9-of-10 from the field on her way to 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Aussies Abroad: Baynes, Cambage posts big numbers

Australian Boomers star Aron Baynes put in his best performance of the NBA season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 6 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs continued their amazing start to the campaign, defeating Toronto 113-103 on Wednesday.

Aussies Abroad: Jackson stars in China, while Mills fires for Spurs

A Lauren Jackson master class could not stop her Heilongjiang going down to Bayi 103-87 in Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) Round Six action.

Rowville and Lake Ginninderra win ASC titles

Rowville Secondary College and Lake Ginninderra College held off determined fight backs to claim gold at the 2013 Australian School Championships in Friday’s final day of the week-long tournament in Melbourne.

Aussie Women win gold at Pacific Championships

The Australian Women have claimed the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Oceania Pacific Championships in New Zealand, defeating New Zealand Maori 74-54 in the tournament final last night.

Aussies Abroad: Gaze fires for SMC as Maric comes up big

Australian collegiate star Kate Gaze had a weekend to remember, leading her Saint Mary’s College to victory at the SMC Thanksgiving Classic, posting a near triple-double in the Saturday’s win over Alabama.

Australian teams advance to final of Pacific C'ships

Australia has the opportunity to complete the golden double at the 2013 FIBA Oceania Pacific Championships, with both the men’s and women’s teams reaching the tournament final in New Zealand.

Boomer and NBL great Brad Davidson joins BA

Former Australian Boomer and NBL guard Brad Davidson has been appointed the National Shooting Coach and Talent Identification Manager for Basketball Australia’s High Performance program.

Aussies advance to Semi Finals at Pacific C'ships

Australia has moved into the semi-finals of the 2013 FIBA Oceania Pacific Championships in New Zealand after convincing quarter final victories.

Exum headlines 2013 Australian School C’ships

Some of the country’s brightest young stars will be on show in Melbourne for the 2013 Australian School Championships, tipping off on Monday 2 December.