Patty Mills

Patty Mills

Patty Mills has completed the ultimate journey that every young Australian player dreams of.

Mills, who started out at age four playing for his local basketball association (an Indigenous basketball team that his parents established called the Shadows), playing state basketball for the ACT and graduating from the Australian Institute of Sport before achieving the ultimate players dream, playing in the NCAA, being drafted into the NBA and playing for the Australian Boomers Olympic team.

Player Trivia:  Patrick Mills served as ball boy for the Canberra Cannons NBL team in 2000

Date of Birth
Junior Basketball Association
Shadows (ACT)




Recent Articles on Patty Mills

Aussie Hoopla Christmas Quiz

Here at Aussie Hoopla, we love two things – Australian basketball and trivia about Australian basketball.   As the end of 2016 approaches, it is always nice to look back on the events of the past.   So, print this page out or read it off your screen and play with your friends to see who is the real hoops Continue Reading

Looking Forward to the 2020 Olympics for the Boomers

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 Continue Reading

Australian Boomers vs USA Olympic Preview

A demolition of world number five France and then a dismantling of world number six Serbia has the Australian Boomers’ confidence sky high.  The team hasn’t just beaten these two giants, they’ve knocked them over in a way that has everyone talking about being a real medal chance.  Next up is the giant of giants, the United States.   USA Continue Reading

How AIS basketball players are among world’s elite

Now known as the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE), the Australian Institute of Sport basketball program has been the pinnacle of basketball development in Australia.   Aimed at identifying the best talented junior players in the country to develop into players for its national team’s players, the program has been a huge part of Australia’s international success at Continue Reading

Patty Mills role with Spurs set to increase this season

Patty Mills has been working hard in preparation for what will be his fifth season with the San Antonio Spurs, a season where he is likely to be a bigger piece of the team’s championship puzzle than ever before.   Entering the 2009 NBA Draft, Patty Mills was about as unheralded a player as you could think of. Mills was Continue Reading

Spurs looking to trade Patty Mills to Portland?

From the looks of it, the San Antonio Spurs are looking at everyone who may be traded just to land LaMarcus Aldridge.   Numerous reports are circulating that the Spurs are hoping to land LaMarcus Aldridge by trading current power forward Tiago Splitter. This week two more names have been inserted into said trade, that being Boris Diaw and Australian Boomers Continue Reading

Will Patty Mills make the Spurs playoff roster?

With the NBA Playoffs less than two weeks away, Gregg Popovich still appears to be tinkering with his bench rotation. Boris Diaw, Marco Belinelli, Aron Baynes, and Manu Ginobili are firmly entrenched in their respective roles, but that tenth spot in the rotation is suddenly up for grabs. Fighting it out for that spot appears to be backup point guards Continue Reading

It’s Game Day Bala for Patty Mills right now!

Patty Mills hadn’t played over 10 minutes in a game since January 16th but when he got the opportunity to step up in the absence of San Antonio’s injured star guard Tony Parker against the Phoenix Suns this week, he didn’t disappoint. Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs 16 points apiece  as the Spurs defeated the Suns 97-87, Continue Reading

Should the Spurs trade Patty? Should Patty want to be traded?

December 15th is a significant day on the NBA calendar.  It is the first day that free agents signed in the offseason can be traded.  For the San Antonio Spurs, that means it’s the first day Boris Diaw, Pat Mills and Tim Duncan (unlikely) can be traded. So since they can, should the Spurs look to move the only Aussie Continue Reading

International POTW: Patty Mills 12/11/12

Aussie Basketballers are back running up and down the hardwood in stadiums all across Europe and the USA. Therefor it’s time to bring back our International Player of the Week. Each week the Player of the Week award goes to the Aussie who has had the greatest impact both on the stat sheet and their teams record. This weeks winner is…. Aussie Hoopla Continue Reading

Patty Mills career high 34 points against the Golden State Warriors