Yearly Archives: 2014

Squad named ahead of U17 Women's World C'ship preparations

The extended 16-player squad for the Jayco Australian Under 17 Women’s team has been announced as they embark on the journey to the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships for Women to be held in Slovakia in late June and early July.

Delly immortalised by Saint Mary's Gaels

Australian Boomers star Matthew Dellavedova had his name etched into Saint Mary’s College basketball history on Sunday, becoming just the second player in the history of the men’s program to have his jersey retired.

Aussies Abroad: Nevill, Cambage post big numbers in Asia

Australian Boomers centre Luke Nevill has marked the return of the Taiwanese Basketball League in emphatic fashion, posting big numbers to inspire his Taiwan Mobile team, headlining another big week for Aussies abroad.

Aussie-born Irving wins NBA All-Star MVP

Australian-born star Kyrie Irving has propelled the East to a 163-155 victory in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, claiming his first NBA All-Star Game MVP in New Orleans today, becoming the first Australian to achieve the honour.

U20 and Ivor Burge C'ships tip-off

The 2014 Australian Under 20 and Ivor Burge National Championships tip off in Perth today, with the country’s premier young players out to claim the first national title of the calendar year.

Aussies Abroad: Cambage faces WCBA playoff battle

Jayco Australian Opals star Liz Cambage faces a must-win clash in China as her Beijing team face early elimination in Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) quarter final action against Liaoning.

Gliders, Rollers begin World C'ships journey

The road to World Championship glory is underway for the Australian Rollers and Australian Gliders national wheelchair basketball teams, with a busy training schedule beginning this week.

Media accreditation for FIBA Basketball World Cup

Following the draw on 3 February in Barcelona and with the full tournament schedule known, the accreditation application process for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup is now open.

Canberra to host 2014 and 2015 Aust Schools C'ships

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce Basketball ACT as the host of the 2014 and 2015 Australian Schools Championships.

Lauren Jackson in recovery following successful surgery

Australian Opal and Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson is in recovery following surgery overnight in Melbourne to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee and ongoing problem in her left Achilles tendon.

Aussies Abroad: Ingles, Mills and Cambage all fire

Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles had a breakout game as his Maccabi Tel-Aviv move within one game of top spot in the Israeli League, defeating Ironi Nes-Ziona 99-91 on Sunday.

Interview: Matthew Dellavedova

If there were a definition of a typical Australian basketballer, Matthew Dellavedova would fit the description. Hard working, cerebral and tough: these are the qualities that have earned the Boomers’ point guard regular rotation minutes in the world’s best league, and the praise of head coaches and analysts alike.

Boomers draw Lithuania for 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The Australian Boomers will face European powerhouse Lithuania after being drawn in Group D in this morning’s 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Official Draw in Barcelona.

Boomers ready for FIBA Basketball World Cup draw

Fans will be able to follow the drama, with the Official Draw of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup streaming LIVE on LiveBasketball.TV and YouTube from 5:00am AEDT on Tuesday 4 February. Find out who the Australian Boomers will face

Aussies Abroad: Cambage hitting top form in China

Jayco Australian Opals star Liz Cambage continues to lead Beijing’s charge to the WCBA post-season, dropping a game-high 27 points in the 88-83 over fellow finals hopeful Heilongjiang on Wednesday night in China.

2014 Women’s Festival of Wheelchair Basketball tips-off

Some of the biggest names in women’s wheelchair basketball descend on Sydney for the 2014 Wheelchair Sports NSW Women’s Festival of Wheelchair Basketball, tipping off today.

Simmons, Maker high on latest college recruiting lists

Australian young guns Ben Simmons and Thon Maker look destined to be stars of Amercian college basketball, with both figuring prominently in the latest rankings released this week by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

Boomers star Exum declares for NBA Draft

Australian Boomers young gun Dante Exum is going pro after stating his intention to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.