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Opals and Boomers to play in Victoria

With just 123 days to go before the London Olympics, Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty tonight announced Victoria is set to host a Farewell Series featuring Australia’s Boomers versus Greece and the Jayco Opals up against Brazil between

Newley wins International Basketball Player of the Year

Australian Boomers swingman Brad Newley has claimed the Gaze Medal for the first time in his career, for International Player of the Year, announced at the Basketball Australia iiNet MVP Awards dinner from Crown Palladium over night.

Andrew Bogut goes West, becomes a Warrior

Australian superstar and Boomers centre Andrew Bogut is moving to the West Coast in the US, following a five-player deal between Milwaukee and Golden State.

Delly in top 5 PGs & leads St Mary’s to Conference Title

The St Mary’s Gaels this week claimed the 2012 WCC Conference Title, after defeating arch-rival Gonzaga in the WCC Tournament.

Kyrie Irving decides not to play for Australia

The number one overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft Kyrie Irving won’t play for Australia in the London Olympics, he announced today.

Delly leads Gaels to WCC championship

Australian playmaker Matthew Dellavedova has led the St Mary's Gaels to a West Coast Conference championship, after beating San Francisco 67-60 last week, their first outright conference title in 23 years, and in doing so end Gonzaga’s 1-year reign over the conference.

Boomers PG Dellavedova wins WCC Player of the Month

Aussie point guard Matthew Dellavedova was this week named the West Coast Conference Player of the Month for January.

[Audio] Delly chats to SEN

Young Aussie playmaker and sharp-shooter Matthew Dellavedova has been putting on a show for US fans for college team the St Mary's Gaels, and last week he caught up with Brett Phillips from In The Paint, on 1116 SEN.

Bogut sustains soft tissue damage, will miss 8-12 weeks

An MRI scan has revealed that Andrew Bogut has sustained significant soft tissue damage to his left ankle which sees the Aussie superstar sidelined for between eight and 12 weeks.

Basketball mourns the loss of Michael Tucker

The basketball community is in mourning this week, following the sad news of the passing of former basketball great Michael Tucker.

Euro-update: Aussies continue to impress

We check in on how our Aussie national team players are traveling in Europe. We could have an Aussie showdown in the women's side of Euroleague basketball.

Dellavedova named WCC Player of the Week

If Matthew Dellavedova didn’t let his coaches know that he was keen on a spot in the Boomers Olympic team when he was last in Oz at the FIBA Oceania qualifiers, he’s doing it on the floor at St Mary’s this year, posting some impressive numbers of late.

Longley honouored at G'Day USA gala event

Luc Longley has achieved just about everything in his basketball career. He had a successful college career with New Mexico, averaging 19.1 points and 9.2 rebounds between 1987-1991; he was drafted seventh overall in the 1991 NBA draft; his NBA career saw him win three straight championships with the Chicago Bulls, and finally, he represented Australia at three Olympic games, leading the Boomers to their equal best ever finish of fourth.

Newley signs with Valencia, Spain

Aussie swingman Brad Newley is set to join fellow Boomers squad member AJ Ogilvy in Spain after it was announced today that he will play out the remainder of this season with Valencia.

Bogut returns, delivers win for Bucks

Andrew Bogut returned to the floor today for the Milwaukee Bucks to lead them to a much-needed 106-103 win over San Antonio in Milwaukee today.

Jawai earns player of the week honours in Russia

Australian power forward Nathan Jawai posted big numbers for his side, Unics of Russia last week, earning himself the Player of the Week award for round 15.

Bogut healthy & expected to return to floor within days

Australian Boomers centre and NBA star for the Milwaukee Bucks Andrew Bogut is expected to return to the floor in the coming days, after taking some time off for undisclosed personal reasons.