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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.

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Canberra teen Dante Exum ready to light up NBA, says Luc Longley

Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth Luc Longley has backed Dante Exum to take his rise from Canberra schoolboy to NBA star in his stride.

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Dante's peak - Canberra teenager joins Team Kobe

Sport.  Basket baller Dante Exum is going into the NBA draft in America.  3 February 2014. Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra schoolboy Dante Exum plans to sit down with Kobe Bryant to learn the secrets behind the superstar's successful leap from high school to the NBA.

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Patrick Mills

Indigenous basketballer Patty Mills has achieved what many only dream about. But as he tells Gerard Wright, he still has plenty to prove.

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NBA more than just a dream for Aussies

Dante Exum.

Roy Ward With four Australians in the big time, doors are opening for others.

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Basketball lacking clear vision at the top

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally.

Roy Ward The professions of politics and sports management aren't as alike as some might think.

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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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Tall Blacks boosted for Boomers showdown

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Marc Hinton It's not quite the cavalry, but Tall Blacks coach Nenad Vucinic may have some much-needed help at hand for next week's daunting Oceania series against Australia.

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Mills and Ingles lead the way for Boomers

Lee Gaskin They resembled a comedy duo in a joint press conference, but get Patty Mills and Joe Ingles in green and gold singlets and they're the leadership combo who can drive the Australian Boomers towards a...

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Tolo back in Opals with point to prove

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Marianna Tolo during the Opals training session at the AIS.
The Canberra Times
03 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Marianna Tolo will use the pain of her Olympic snubbing to prove a point after earning an Australian Opals recall.

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Young Boomer set to reach new heights

Dante Exum

Roy Ward For elite local basketballers, nothing is better than playing for Australia.

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Petrie realises his Boomers dream

Canberran Anthony Petrie is excited to be playing in front of a home crowd, says Jon Tuxworth.

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Opals qualify for world titles as Boomers sink Tall Blacks

Lauren Jackson drives to the basket.

Lauren Jackson continues injury comeback, guiding Australia into next year's world basketball championships.

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Mills seizes his chance to reign at ‘The Palace’

Australian Boomers player Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth This was a special moment for Patrick Mills.

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Spain gives Boomers a touch up

Patty Mills

Chris Dutton The Australian Boomers are fighting to get through to the next stage of the Olympic Games after they suffered a second consecutive defeat last night.

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Boomers keen to avoid booby prize

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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...

Brett Brown resigns as Boomers coach

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Roy Ward Respected mentor Brett Brown has stood down as coach of the Australian national team.

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New coach talks up Boomers' chances

Excited: New Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis (right) with the Breakers' Will Hudson after the NBL grand final.

Jon Pierik Andrej Lemanis believes he has a squad that can achieve something "special".

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Lemanis to lead Boomers

Jon Pierik While Andrej Lemanis initially had tears at his farewell press conference as coach of the New Zealand Breakers on Wednesday, it was quickly down to business for Australia's new national coach.