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Veteran basketballer David Andersen sets sights on Rio Olympics

David Andersen.

Roy Ward Australian basketballer David Andersen believes a self-imposed playing hiatus has added years to his career.

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Young guns Dante Exum and Aron Baynes headline Boomers squad

Dante Exum

New NBA recruit Dante Exum headlines Australia's 17-man squad ahead of this year's basketball World Cup in the absence of two of the country's biggest names.

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Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 

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NBA champion Patty Mills backs the Boomers to shine at FIBA World Cup

Patty Mills speaks to the media on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills and Aron Baynes see a bright future for the Boomers at the World Cup despite Mills' absence.

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Australian basketball riding NBA wave

NBA conquered: Patty Mills celebrates during San Antonio's championship win over Miami.

Roy Ward Let's get it right – Australian basketball is not going through a golden age. It’s simply enjoying the spoils of its own evolution.

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Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...

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Mills, Baynes named in Boomers squad

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NBA players Patty Mills and Aron Baynes headline a 15-man Australian men's basketball squad named ahead of this month's Oceania championship series against New Zealand.

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Petrie jumps into frame

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Patty Mills of Australia is pressured by his opponent during the first match between the Australian Boomers and Greece at Hisense Arena on June 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Canberra's Patty Mills was an obvious choice, but former ACT basketballer Anthony Petrie was also named in the Boomers squad.

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Boomers will have to overcome some tall timber

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 07:  Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers dunks the ball during game one of the NBL Grand Final series between the New Zealand Breakers and the Perth Wildcats at Vector Arena on April 7, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

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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Rookies must lift to challenge Boomers

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Nenad Vucinic is challenging his rookie Tall Blacks to step up another notch when the team gather in Auckland on Friday for next week's Oceania home-and-away series against Australia.

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Simmons a glimpse into bright Boomers future

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 14:  Ben Simmons of Australia slam dunks during the Men's FIBA Oceania Championship match between the New Zealand Tall Blacks and the Australian Boomers at North Shore Events Centre on August 14, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Roy Ward While the history books will record the Australian win over New Zealand as a solid victory over an under-strength opponent, those who watched it will remember the match as the official introduction...

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Keneally in heated debate over basketball promotion

24 October 2012, Sport, Journalist Jon Tuxworth. The Canberra Times, Photo Jay Cronan.  NBL chief executive (left) Kristina Keneally and Canberra Capitals Coach (right) Carrie Graf.

Lee Gaskin Basketball Australia chief executive Kristina Keneally has engaged in a heated debate on social media amid claims not enough is being done to promote the sport.

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Bogut, Cambage slam hideaway camp

Golden State Warriors Andrew Bogut reacts after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during Game 4 of their NBA Western Division quarter-final basketball playoff game in Oakland, California April 28, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Australia's two highest-profile players have joined the chorus of frustrated fans angry at the sport's lack of promotion.

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Boomers keen to avoid booby prize

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Autralian Boomers training today.
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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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Mills will make a statement: Brown

Patrick Mills.

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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Mills at best for Olympic hoopla

Patty Mills

Roy Ward Australian Boomers coach Brett Brown believes point guard Patty Mills is in career-best shape heading into the London Olympics.

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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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.

Ingles angling for spot in starting line-up

Focused: Joe Ingles can't wait for the London Olympics.

Jon Pierik Joe Ingles is ready for some bigger challenges, writes Jon Pierik.

Jawai lands basketball deal with Raptors

Nathan Jawai from the Cairns Taipans is headed for the NBA in a big way after signing a two-year guaranteed deal with the Toronto Raptors.