Aleks Maric

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Boomers will have to overcome some tall timber

Marc Hinton The Tall Blacks look certain to have their best big man back to face the Boomers next week in an Oceania series with a daunting look about it.

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Refugees escaping war are aiming for the stars

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JUNE 15: Thon Maker #101 shoots a free throw during the NBPA Top 100 Camp on June 15, 2013 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Getty Images)

David Sygall This is a story that will challenge your concept of right and wrong.

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Boomers keen to avoid booby prize

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Picture by Wayne Taylor
20th June 2012
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Autralian Boomers training today.
Aleks Maric.

Paul Zalunardo A quarter-final meeting with LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and company is the booby prize awaiting the Boomers should they fail to beat either Brazil or Russian during the pool stage of...

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Boom times

Andrew Bogut

Daniel Lane A recuperating Andrew Bogut, back in Melbourne, talks to Daniel Lane about the Olympics and his move to San Francisco.

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Mills will make a statement: Brown

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Lee Gaskin Australian coach Brett Brown is banking on a more focused and mature Patty Mills to ''make a statement'' when the Canberra product spearheads the Boomers at the London Olympics.

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Bogut urges Boomers to look beyond London aspirations

Photograph Paul Jeffers. 010612. The Sunday Age. Photograph shows. NBA basketball player Andrew Bogut at his training centre in Carrum Downs, Melbourne, Victoria, Friday Jun 01, 2012.

Andrew Bogut believes Australia's national basketball coaches must think beyond keeping their jobs and use up-and-comers in the Olympic squads to develop the Boomers into genuine medal contenders.

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NBA spur has Maric riding high for London

Aleks Maric.

Jon Pierik Aleks Maric has even more reason to help the Boomers to their their first Olympic medal.

Mills, Jackson named for Olympics

Patty Mills

Patty Mills and Lauren Jackson spearhead the Australian men's and women's basketball teams for the London Olympics named today.

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Slick Boomers bounce depleted Greece

Guy Hand NBA star Patty Mills sprinkled the magic dust over a wholehearted Boomers' performance to thump Greece in game one of their pre-Olympics basketball series in Melbourne last night.

Boomers lose Bogut for Olympics

Andrew Bogut in NBA action

Roy Ward Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut has officially withdrawn from the Boomers' London Olympic campaign.

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Jawai's NBA hopes on the line

Sam Lienert NBL rookie sensation Nathan Jawai faces a critical moment in his basketball future on Friday when he learns his fate in the NBA draft.

Aussie Jawai impresses at NBA workout

The NBA draft stocks of Cairns Taipans star Nathan Jawai have soared since the Australian arrived in the United States on Sunday.

Aboriginal teen Mills a key for Boomers

Coach Brian Goorjian is tipping indigenous teenager Patrick Mills to be a "very, very important" part of the Boomers' Olympic basketball campaign.

Ingles told to bide time before NBA

By Daniel Pace South Dragons coach Shane Heal has urged rising basketball star Joe Ingles to wait another year before making himself available for the NBA draft.

Joe Ingles tipped for NBA draft

By Sam Lienert Talented South Dragons youngster Joe Ingles has been tipped as a likely second round pick in this year's NBA Draft.

Cairns NBL rookie attracts US attention

By Katherine Field Cairns rookie Nathan Jawai could see his salary eclipse his entire club's wages if he's selected in the 2008 NBA draft as expected.