Blog Archives

Newley down, possibly out

Basketball Australia can confirm that Brad Newley rolled his left ankle while training with the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast today. He will undergo scans tomorrow to determine the degree of damage, but it is thought that he

Schenscher joins Boomers camp

On Monday it was Brad Newley; today it’s Luke Schenscher. The 25-year old, 216cm giant from South Australia joined the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast today after playing five games with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer

Newley back from NBA, bounces into Boomers camp

Boomers guard Brad Newley joined the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast last night fresh from the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.Drafted last month with the 54th pick, the 201cm guard played three games for the Houston Rockets

Boomers put through paces

Media are invited to attend the Australia Post Boomers’ training camp on Saturday 14 July 2007. Vision of the Boomers on court can be obtained during two sessions – 9:30am to 12 noon and 4:00pm to 6:30pm – with Head

Anstey withdrawal forces Boomers rethink

The Australia Post Boomers will begin a 10 day training camp on the Gold Coast tomorrow without veteran big man Chris Anstey. Anstey withdrew from the 18-man squad yesterday, saying he was incapable of meeting the high physical demands of

Boomers squad announced for camp

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 18 athletes selected to attend a 10-day training camp on the Gold Coast. The camp, to be held at The Southport School*, begins tomorrow and continues until Friday, July 20. A press conference

Final call for Boomers v Tall Blacks Media Accreditation

Basketball Australia would like to remind all accredited media wishing to attend the 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship between the Australia Post Boomers and New Zealand Tall Blacks to have their applications in by Friday, August 10. The games will

Rocket Man Newley returns to roost

Australia Post Boomer and NBA bound star Brad Newley will conduct an Australia Post Junior Boomers Clinic in his hometown of Adelaide tomorrow. Newley, a 2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, was selected with pick number 54 by the Houston Rockets

Boomer Newley drafted by Houston Rockets

Australia Post Boomers squad member Brad Newley was today drafted at pick number 54 by National Basketball Association (NBA) club the Houston Rockets. “I am absolutely over the moon,” he said. “It has been a dream of mine for a

Australia Post Boomers await NBA Draft

Australia Post Boomers squad member Brad Newley will be watching the 2007 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft with much anticipation tomorrow morning. Newley, a Gold Medalist at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and 2007 FIBA World Championship player, is aiming

Boomers win 4-nations, beat China

The Australia Post Boomers won the 4-Nations China Tournament in Guzhen, China overnight following a spirited 81-73 win over the host nation. The Boomers won five of their six games during the nine-day tour - two victories over China (81-73,

Boomers go down by one in final seconds

The Australia Post Boomers were defeated 64-63 by Italy in Zongshan Zhi, China overnight, the first loss of their nine-day tour. The Italians hit a free throw in the dying seconds of the game to register the one point win

Goorjian misses game, Boomers win again

The virus plagued Australia Post Boomers registered their fourth win in as many games in Zhuai, China overnight, courageously defeating Croatia 82-79. Head Coach Brian Goorjian was so ill with a virus he was forced to stay at the team

Virus riddled Boomers make it three-from-three

Despite half the team and several members of the coaching staff being struck down by a severe virus, the Australia Post Boomers registered a gutsy 75-54 win over Italy in Jiangmen City in China overnight. Sydney King Ian Crosswhite has

Boomers defeat host nation China in hostile environment

A television audience of over half a billion people tuned in to watch the Australia Post Boomers defeat Team China 77-66 in Foshan, China overnight. In front of a hostile home crowd, the young Boomers team displayed maturity beyond their

Boomers start China tour with convincing win

The Australia Post Boomers started their nine-day Chinese tour with a gutsy 80-56 win over Croatia in Xiaolan, China overnight. Australia will play games against Croatia, Italy and host nation Japan whilst on tour. The Boomers coaching staff will use

Boomers head to China

The Australia Post Boomers will depart Sydney International Airport (QANTAS Flight 127) tomorrow morning bound for China.  Head Coach Brian Goorjian and all players will be available to media between 8:30am and 9am at the Qantas Check-in area. The China

Boomers team selected for China tour

Following a successful Try Out and Development Camp at the AIS in Canberra this week, a 12-man Australia Post Boomers team has been selected for a tour of China. The Boomers coaching staff will use the tour as part of