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Boomers belt Kazakhstan; finish Asian Qualifiers on top

AUSTRALIA showed no mercy during a 45-point belting of Kazakhstan to remain outright top of Group F in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. In a dominant outing, the Boomers won every quarter – including the third term by 22 – en route to a massive 98-53 victory. Though heavily fancied heading into the […]

Boomers thump Bahrain in FIBA Qualifier

THE AUSTRALIAN Boomers delivered a commanding performance at State Basketball Centre, downing Bahrain to the tune of 33 points on Thursday night as part of a FIBA World Cup Qualifier. It was a matchup that the Aussies were expected to win, given the opposition currently sits at the bottom of Group F, while the Boomers […]

Aussie youth stocks boosted with quartet starting scholarships

WITH BASKETBALL becoming a more prominent sport in Australia on a yearly basis, the nation is still continuing to produce exciting prospects. Late last week, Basketball Australia announced the scholarship signing of four of the country’s brightest young prospects to two of the nation’s best institutions. Emmett Adair (NSW), Mading Kuany (Victoria) and Jacob Furphy […]

Gonzaga-bound Toohey one of Australia’s most promising prospects

SOME of the biggest news in Australian basketball over the past week has been young gun Alex Toohey committing to the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the NCAA. The 18-year-old has been one of the most exciting prospects to come out Australia in the past 24 months, emphasised by a selection from the Australian Boomers in February […]

Proctor set to explode for Duke

THERE are plenty of Australians that make their way overseas to pursue a career in basketball at the highest level, but arguably none are producing more buzz than combo guard Tyrese Proctor. He is projected to be a first-round draft pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, following in the footsteps of recent draftee Dyson Daniels, […]

China get it done in OT to remain unbeaten

CHINA has remained undefeated in the 2022 FIBA Asian Qualifiers after claiming an overtime (OT) triumph over Bahrain at Manama on Tuesday morning, qualifying for the 2023 World Cup. Despite China being heavily favoured coming in, Bahrain produced a brave performance against one of the world powerhouse sides, forcing the game into extra time thanks […]

Mojave the King of the perimeter in G-League win

FORMER NBL Next Star Mojave King produced his best performance in the G-League for Ignite over the weekend, delivering 28 points in his side’s 10-point win over the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday. King departed the Adelaide 36ers over the offseason having been offered a spot the G-League’s Ignite team, which boasts some of the […]

Aussies book spot in World Cup with thumping win

THE AUSTRALIAN Boomers have secured a spot in the World Cup after an emphatic win in their 2022 FIBA Asian Qualifiers campaign, recording a 97-50 triumph over Kazakhstan overnight, completely outperforming the opposition from the very first minute of play. The game was essentially decided in the first quarter, with the Aussies jumping out to […]

Lebanon launches in second half to take down NZ

NIGHT ONE of the FIBA Men’s Asian Qualifiers saw Lebanon storm home in the final two quarters in its match against New Zealand in Beirut early on Friday morning. The first batch of matches kicked off in the early hours of November 11, and it looked extremely likely that the Tall Blacks were going to […]

Giddey brings the Thunder against old side

THE Adelaide 36ers could not produce consecutive wins against NBA sides in the U.S. on Friday afternoon, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder in convincing fashion, as the latter claimed a 131-98 victory. The 36ers could not produce another blistering shooting performance as they did against the Phoenix Suns a few days earlier, as they […]

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