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Goorjian starts World Championship preparation with NBA visit

  Australian Boomers coach, Brian Goorjian, will leave Australia on Tuesday morning for a trip to the US where he will visit Australian NBA players Andrew Bogut and Luke Schenscher as they prepare for the NBA finals. Goorjian will be

Smith returns by Post to Vermont

Two-time Olympian Jason Smith was the second Australia Post Boomer to visit his old school last week when he held an Australia Post Junior Boomers Clinic at Vermont Secondary College in Victoria. Smith's visit was part of a nationwide Australia Post

Maric & Bruce to strut their stuff for NBA scouts

2008 Australia Post Boomer squad members Aleks Maric and Aaron Bruce have been selected to play at this week's Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) in Virginia, one of the most important scouting events before the NBA Draft. Each year for 55

Wortho returns home but signs with Dragons

Australia Post Boomers forward Mark Worthington returned to where it all started yesterday, hitting the basketball courts at his former primary school in Australind, Western Australia to host the first Australia Post ‘Junior Boomers’ clinic for 2008. Worthington, a 2006

Smith and Holmes reveal secrets to success

Australia Post Boomers Jason Smith and Jacob Holmes attended a Junior Boomers Clinic for the children of Australia Post staff at Xavier College in Melbourne on Saturday April 5th. The Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists took the kids through some Boomers

King Goorjian joins Dragons

Five-time National Basketball League championship-winning coach Brian Goorjian will coach the Crazy John's South Dragons for the next three seasons, Dragons chairman Mark Cowan announced today. The most successful coach in NBL history - he was named coach of the

Baynes shines, Cougars fall in Sweet 16

Australia Post Boomers squad member Aron Baynes put in a solid performance against America’s best college player Tyler Hansbrough but the Washington State Cougars fell to North Carolina this afternoon, 68-47. Named dual players of the game, Baynes held Hansbrough

Frankston gets a boost

The Frankston District Basketball Centre will be boosted by a series of upgrades to improve existing facilities thanks to $60,000 from the Brumby Government, the Minister for Sport and Recreation, James Merlino, announced this week.   Minister Merlino said the grant

Boomers flight details Syd-Bris and training times

The Australia Post Boomers will be available to media at Sydney Airport on Thursday morning at 8:45am prior to their departure for Brisbane. They will depart Sydney Domestic Terminal 3 on QF516 at 10:05am. They will arrive at Brisbane Airport

Boomers shootaround open to media

All media are invited to attend the Australia Post Boomers’ shootaround session at the Sydney Entertainment Centre tomorrow morning from 9:30am to 11:00am. Australia plays New Zealand in the second game of the 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship on Wednesday

Tall Blacks close training to media

Basketball New Zealand would like to inform all Australian media that their training sessions over the next three days in Melbourne are closed to the media. The Tall Blacks are preparing to take on the Australia Post Boomers at the

Boomers and Tall Blacks in Melbourne

Media will have numerous opportunities to access the Australia Post Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks over the next three days in Melbourne. The Boomers and Tall Blacks are undergoing final preparations for the 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship,

Mackinnon named as Boomers captain

Brisbane Bullet Sam Mackinnon has been named as captain of the Australia Post Boomers for their three-match clash with the New Zealand Tall Blacks. Mackinnon has represented Australia at two Olympic Games and two World Championships and won Gold Medals

Boomers team to take on Tall Blacks announced

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the twelve athletes selected to take on the New Zealand Tall Blacks next week. The 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship begins on Monday August 20 at the Vodafone Arena in Melbourne and continues on

Late 3-pointer lifts Serbia to victory over Australia

The Australian men’s basketball team lost to Serbia 71-66 at the Diego Gianatti International Basketball Tournament in Italy overnight. Perth Wildcat Damien Ryan hit a 3-pointer to tie the scores with 45 seconds to play but with Serbia’s next possession

Magic Mills departs for USA

Popular Australia Post Boomers young gun Patrick Mills will depart Australia tomorrow morning bound for Saint Mary’s College in San Francisco, California. He will be available to all media at Sydney International Airport (Qantas, Terminal 1) from 11:15am until 12

Boomers depart Sydney bound for Europe

The Australia Post Boomers will depart Sydney International Airport on SQ222 at 3:40pm tomorrow, Friday July 27. Head Coach Brian Goorjian and all players, including brand new Australian Darnell Mee, 2007 NBL MVP Sam Mackinnon of the Brisbane Bullets, European

Boomers squad ready for Europe – and Kiwis

Following a highly successful 7-day training camp on the Gold Coast, Basketball Australia and Boomers Head Coach Brian Goorjian have selected a 14 man squad that they believe has the talent and drive to beat New Zealand. Recently beset by