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[Gallery] Boomers conclude camp, YouYi Games tips off.

After a long week in training camp in Perth, the Australian Boomers get ready for Game 1 of the YouYi Games. Here's a photographic look at the week.

Boomers YouYi TV coverage

Full details of TV coverage for the Boomers series against China in the YouYi Games have been revealed.

Boomers name YouYi Games team

The Australian Boomers have named their 12-man team for the YouYi Games against China.

[VIDEO] One-on-one with Boomers guard Adam Gibson

In the middle of the Boomers' first camp for 2012 in Perth ahead of the YouYi Games against China, and looking further ahead towards London, we spend a bit of time with Boomers star guard Adam Gibson.

Boomers veteran David Barlow re-joins squad in Perth

Australian Boomers star player David Barlow arrived in Perth last night to join his teammates in camp ahead of the YouYi Games, and hit the floor this morning for his first session, having an immediate impact on the group.

Boomers open training session tonight

With only two days until tip-off for game one of the YouYi Games, the Australian Boomers men’s basketball team’s three-game showdown with China, the Boomers will be holding an open training session tonight, Thursday 7 June, at 5.15pm. The session

COUNTDOWN: Opals legend returns fire after USA swipe

In an exclusive interview in the latest episode of Basketball Australia’s new on-line show ‘Countdown’, Jayco Opals legend Allison Tranquilli has returned fire to American basketball star Sue Bird after the US Women’s Basketball Team member recently dismissed Australia’s chances

Aron Baynes takes top big-man honours in Greece

Australian Boomers European-based star Aron Baynes has been named as the best centre of the premier Greek professional league.

EXCLUSIVE: Aleks Maric Q&A

In an exclusive interview, Boomers big man Aleks Maric talks to basketball.net.au about his experience with Greek pro team Panathinaikos, including the recent rock attack on his team’s bus, and his hopes for a ticket to London 2012. You helped

Boomers gather for Perth camp ahead of YouYiGames

The Australian Boomers men’s basketball squad have gathered in Perth today ahead of their London campaign, for a six-day camp that will lead into the team’s highly anticipated three-game series against China, the YouYi Games.

Boomers plans on track despite Brown’s NBA commitments

Head coach of the Australian Boomers Brett Brown says that his inability to be on Australian soil at present due to his American NBA team’s deep playoff run will not have any adverse impact on the Boomers’ London preparations.

VIDEO: Brett Brown shows Cutthroat Defense Drill

Watch the video below as Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown takes you through his special Cutthroat Defense Drill.

Boomers young guns Johnson & Creek out of squad

Injury has forced Australian Boomers rising stars Daniel Johnson and Mitch Creek to withdraw from the national team squad and as a result next week’s camp in Perth.

COUNTDOWN EPISODE TWO: Anstey calls for X-factor

In an exclusive interview with Basketball Australia’s new on-line show ‘Countdown’, Australian basketball legend Chris Anstey has called for risks to be taken at the Boomers selection table in pursuit of glory in London. The former NBA player and two-time

COUNTDOWN FIRST EPISODE: Sporn praises Batkovic

Australian basketball legend Rachael Sporn believes Suzy Batkovic can be the clutch player the Jayco Opals can turn to as they plan for life without injured star Penny Taylor, she revealed in an interview for Countdown. Sporn, a three-time Olympian

Mills, Brown into NBA Western Conference Finals

Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown and point guard Patty Mills are heading to the NBA Western Conference Finals after their San Antonio Spurs swept the Los Angeles Clippers to book a meeting with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Maric OK after bus attack

Australian Boomers European-based star Aleks Maric is apparently safe despite an attack on the bus his Greek team was travelling in that forced two of his teammates to hospital in Athens today. Maric was travelling with his Panathinaikos club to

Boomers are looking for a junior assistant in Perth

Are you a Perth-based junior basketballer who wants to be a part of the Boomers team and help them prepare for London? Now you can.