David Andersen

Boomers veteran David Andersen plots NBA return

Roy Ward Australian veteran David Andersen has a master plan for the coming year and it involves a FIBA world cup medal and a return to the NBA.

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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.

Boomers deny tanking after loss to Angola at world championships

Australian forward Cameron Bairstow scores during the Boomers' shock loss to Angola.

Joe Barton The Boomers have rejected suggestions their shock loss to Angola at the basketball World Cup was a tank job to avoid a quarter-final showdown with Team USA.

Australian Boomers investigated over alleged tank in loss to Angola

The Australian Boomers face an investigation into their loss to Angola.

The Boomers' World Cup nightmare has worsened after basketball's governing body FIBA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Australia over allegations they deliberately lost a group match...

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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.

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.

Aron Baynes, Ryan Broekhoff fire as Australian Boomers beat Finland

Ryan Broekhoff

Roy Ward Australia has won its second-last lead-up game before the FIBA world cup beating Finland.

Boomers aim for first medal at FIBA world cup

Strong voice: David Andersen in action against the Tall Blacks last year.

Roy Ward The Boomers head to the FIBA world cup in Spain wanting Australia's first senior men's medal.

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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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