With all the excitement of the Olympics, it wouldn't be a surprise if you didn't notice one of Australia's finest talents outside of that Boomers team recently who has signed to play for a Lithuanian powerhouse in 2017/17. Ben #Madgen from #Australia will be playing in @BCLietkabelis next season. Welcome to #Panevezys, @iMadgen01! pic.twitter.com/XXra8BOaB7
— BC Lietkabelis (@BCLietkabelis)
With the Boomers finishing off their 2016 Rio Olympic Games campaign with heart-wrenching, infuriating fourth place, it’s time to look forward to the next Boomers squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Many of the key players who led Australia in capturing the country’s hearts in Brazil will be primed for another go around but it’s the potential young stars that could send the team to...Read more
Despite a gut-wrenching loss to Serbia, Australia remains focused on making basketball history - not repeating it. The Boomers cinderella run through the group stages had the nation believing a chance at a gold medal was possible until their semi-final loss to Serbia which NBA small forward Joe Ingles labelled "pathetic". "We’re all very disappointed, it’s not how we pictured it going,” point guard Matthew Dellavedova added. Boomers coach...Read more
The cards are stacking up just right for the Boomers leading into the quarterfinals after an easy 93-68 win over China, a game where they were able to rest key players and give some of the team's NBL representatives a chance to make an impact off the bench. Australia started out slowly as if hung over from their gallant effort against the USA on Thursday morning,...Read more
Although seeing Boomers stars David Andersen and Cam Bairstow set to suit up for the Melbourne United and Brisbane Bullets respectively is enough to make any NBL fan sign up for season tickets two of Australia’s finest up-and-coming stars won't be plying their trades in Australia this season. Despite being offered lucrative contracts by Brisbane and Sydney in the NBL, ex-Townsville Crocodile Clint Steindl has decided to...Read more
“I Wanna be like Mike”to quote the 1992 Gatorade commercial. The advertisement campaign I refer to was merely a promotional ploy focused on selling orange beverages, but it is also an example of how endemic the belief that Michael Jordan's has no equal on a basketball court and how this myth has been spread through society. Media, fans, reporters...
The Adelaide 36ers are set to be a part of an Asian Champions League style tournament to be help in Singapore in the aims of developing the sport of basketball within the country. The Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) announced on Sunday evening that they are reviving it's prestigious Merlion Cup International Basketball Tournament for the first time since in 1996. The tournament is set from 21-25 September 2016 with the main attraction being the...Read more
Thon Maker sat down with respected NBA reporter David Aldridge to discuss his NBA potential and goals. Something which immediately caught the reporter's attention was the fact the future Australian Boomer keeps a photo of the Larry O'Brien Trophy on his phone's wallpaper. He asked whether this served as a reminder for Maker to maintain his focus on reaching the NBA but was met with an interesting answer. "I've had...Read more
Gorjok Gak will follow in the footsteps of stars like Scottie Wilbekin and Casey Prather after accepting a scholarship to play with the Florida Gators yesterday. Gorjok Gak made his decision public by announcing his decision via his Twitter account.Read more
Thankyou Jesus! pic.twitter.com/veD7JQPxNH— Gorjok Gak (@Gorjok12) April 25, 2016
The talented 6’11 class of 2016 power forward attended St....
Ben Simmons has made it known that he will not be wearing green and gold in Rio this year. The conversation around whether Ben Simmons will be able to juggle both NBA commitments and the NBA draft process has been a hot topic. Today Ben Simmons decision made it clear to Basketball Australia. The report came from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, who quoted Simmons’ agent, Rich Paul, who confirmed Simmons will...Read more