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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.

Fairytale comeback puts Australian teens into gold medal basketball game at FIBA championships

Tom Wilson of Australia drives against Xabier Lopez-Arosteguj of Spain during the FIBA under 17 World Championships semi-final match.

Roy Ward Australia will play USA in the gold medal game at the FIBA under-17 world championships after coming back from 20 points down in its semi final.

Boomers struggle on defence in loss to Lithuania

Brock Motum scored 10 points in the Boomers' loss.

Roy Ward Australia's defence couldn't slow a rampant Lithuania as the Boomers fell to their first loss of their European tour.

Exum survives injury scare as Australian Boomers make shaky start to European tour

Wanted man: Dante Exum.

Roy Ward NBA rookie Dante Exum has escaped injury after crashing to the floor in the Boomers opening game of their European tour on Friday night.

Boomers forward Ryan Broekhoff shooting for a medal in Spain

Hoop dream: Ryan Broekhoff brings a strong outside shooting game to the Boomers world cup squad.

Roy Ward European based forward Ryan Broekhoff hopes to show Australia what he can do at the FIBA world cup.

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Australian Boomers name final World Cup team

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed with NBA clubs.

Australia will boast four NBA players - but just one from its domestic league - at this year's basketball World Cup in Spain.

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Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed to NBA clubs.

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

Australian Boomers team named for FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Roy Ward Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis names his 12-man roster for the FIBA world cup in Spain starting next month.

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Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.

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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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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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Mills, Baynes named in Boomers squad

Patty Mills

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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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 02: Brook Ruscoe of New Zealand shoots at goal during the FIBA Under 19 World Championship match between New Zealand and Argentina at North Shore Events Centre on July 2, 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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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.