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Opals off to a flyer in China tour

THE AUSTRALIAN Opals won the first game of their 2024 China Tour on Wednesday night, defeating the home nation by two points in a thrilling contest. The Aussies headed abroad to take on China in three games throughout the week, as the Opals gear up for another exciting campaign at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The […]

Sapphires set for upcoming World Cup

THE next crop of talented young Australian basketballers are set to compete at the Under-17 FIBA World Cup, with the Sapphires locking in their squad for the tournament. Set to be held in Mexico, the World Cup will host the best nations at under-17 level as they lock horns in a terrific showcase of up […]

FIBA squads announced as Aussies assault with young talent

THE depth of Australia’s impressive young basketball talent was again on display yesterday, with squads announced for upcoming FIBA World Cup tournaments, which are set to take place next month. The final teams for the FIBA Under-18 Women’s Asia Cup in China and the FIBA Under-17 Men’s World Cup in Turkey were announced recently, with […]

Boomers squad packed to the rafters with talented list

WITH the 2024 Paris Olympic Games just a few months away, the Australian Boomers announced their initial 22-player squad for the basketball component of the world’s biggest sporting event. Australian basketball has been thriving over the past four years since the most recent Olympics, and the Boomers appear poised to deliver their most talented team […]

Aussies grab gold at Albert Schweitzer

SHOWCASING how strong its young talent stocks are, Australia defeated Serbia by five points in the Albert Schweitzer Tournament final to claim a gold medal in Germany over the weekend. The Albert Schweitzer Tournament highlights the best young basketball talent each country has to offer, and takes place in Mannheim Germany every two years, with […]

Opals announce Olympic squad for Paris Games

EARLIER today, the Australian Opals announced their extended squad for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games, which are set to kick off on July 26. The Opals recently cemented their spot at the Games after producing a dominant campaign at the Olympic Qualifiers. The tournament was capped off with an emphatic 85-52 win over Germany […]

Tall order for Boomers as Olympic groupings released

THE 2024 Pairs Olympics are getting closer, as evidenced by the recent announcement of the groups in the Men’s Basketball competition, with the Australian Boomers set to face off against some National Basketball Association (NBA) superstars. The Boomers were placed into Group A, in what is being touted as the ‘group of death’, named after […]

Bobongie building confidence through opportunities

AFTER excelling through the Queensland pathway and ranks, Monique Bobongie is determined to continue her love for the game of basketball. Bobongie says she found her passion for the sport at a young age, after seeing family members hit the court. “Basketball first came to me when I was about seven years old, watching my […]

Boomers blitz Asia qualifying window with big win

THERE could not have been a more perfect way to conclude the Australian Boomers’ 2024 FIBA Asia Cup qualifying window on Sunday night, defeating Indonesia in dominant fashion to make it a two-game winning streak. Following their comeback victory against Korea last week, the pressure was on the Boomers to carry the momentum from the […]

Boomers best Korea in Bendigo

DESPITE an early scare from the visitors, the Australian Boomers emerged victorious in their clash against Korea in the 2024 FIBA Asia Qualifiers at Red Energy Arena on Thursday night. The visitors led for nearly 30 minutes of the match, and took a two-point lead into the final term, before the Boomers stormed home in […]

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