Monthly Archives: May 2014

Madgen and Blanchfield added to Boomers Perth squad

Sydney Kings star guard Ben Madgen and Townsville Crocodiles young gun Todd Blanchfield have been added to the Australian Boomers squad for the Perth training camp ahead of the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge.

USA tour to become part of Opals program

The Jayco Australian Opals successful tour of the USA could become a staple in the national team program according to Head Coach Brendan Joyce.

Boomers star Joe Ingles set for Euroleague Final Four

Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles returns to the biggest stage in European basketball for the third consecutive year, hoping this will be the year he can break through and taste Euroleague success.

Exum, Bairstow named for NBA Draft Combine

Australian Boomers rising stars Dante Exum and Cameron Bairstow will get the chance to show their wares to the NBA scouts, with the duo invited to the 2014 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago this week.

Boomers guard Chris Goulding to pursue NBA dream

Australian Boomers guard Chris Goulding has withdrawn from the Perth training camp squad for the Sino-Australia Challenge, with the Melbourne Tigers star currently in the USA pursuing his NBA dream.

Opals stars Phillips and Taylor eye WNBA Championship glory

The 2014 WNBA season is just days away from tipping off with a host of Australian and WNBL stars eager to make an impact and add their name to the list of championship winners.

Froling and McVeigh star for CoE teams in SEABL

Outstanding performances from young stars Alicia Froling and Jack McVeigh headlined the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE) teams’ Round 7 triple-header in SEABL action.

U17 Women shine to close tour of China

The Jayco Australian Under 17 Women’s team have ended their tour of China on a winning note, claiming victory in three of their final four games as preparations continue to build towards the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships.

Come from behind win ends Opals USA tour on high

The Jayco Australian Opals finished their tour of the USA on a winning note, defeating the San Antonio Silver Stars in a stirring come-from-behind 73-71 victory this morning in Texas.

Boomers squad named for Perth training camp

Perth Wildcats NBL Championship-winning duo Damian Martin and Matt Knight lead a 14-strong squad named for the Australian Boomers training camp leading into the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge against Team China.

CoE Men's Team earn first win of the SEABL season

Inspirational performances from Tanner Krebs and Xavier Cooks have guided the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence Men’s Team to their first win of the SEABL season, defeating the Brisbane Spartans 92-80 on Saturday.

WNBL legend Kristen Veal joins BA Centre of Excellence

WNBL legend and Jayco Australian Opals squad member Kristen Veal has joined the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE) as the Women’s program Assistant Coach to Associate Coach Paul Goriss.

Joyce excited by emerging talent on Opals USA tour

The excitement around the Jayco Australian Opals squad continues to grow as a new generation of stars emerge on the team’s tour of the USA against WNBA opposition.

Mills and Baynes star in Spurs' NBA playoffs win

Australian Boomers duo Patty Mills and Aron Baynes came off the bench to propel the San Antonio Spurs to a convincing 116-92 victory over the Portland Trailblazers in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Semi Finals today.

Team named for U17 Men's tour of China

The Australian Under 17 Men’s team take a major step in their preparations for the upcoming 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships, with a 12-player squad named for May’s tour of China.

Allen, Richards star for Opals against WNBA champions

The exciting tour of the USA continued for the Jayco Australian Opals, with the emergence of Rebecca Allen and Gabe Richards as genuine contenders to be part of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Hype grows for Boomers' Exum as NBA Draft nears

As the 2014 NBA Draft draws closer, the hype surrounding Australian Boomers guard Dante Exum continues to grow.

Aussies Abroad: Ingles stars in Israeli League playoff opener

Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles began his Israeli league playoff campaign with a win, as Maccabi Tel-Aviv claimed a convincing 94-73 victory over Galil Gilboa in the opening game of their quarter final series on Sunday.