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Nathan Jawai beats neck injury to join Boomers for World Cup

Lee Gaskin He's the ''difference maker'' for the Australian Boomers - a 2.08 metre, 127 kilogram wrecking ball once nicknamed ''Baby Shaq''.

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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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Utah Jazz's Dante Exum now a key player for Australian Boomers at basketball World Cup

Dante Exum training with the Australian Boomers at the AIS on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin Life has definitely changed for Dante Exum.

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Australian Boomers young gun Ben Simmons learns from guarding NBA superstar LeBron James

Rising star Ben Simmons.

Lee Gaskin Ben Simmons credits a chat with LeBron James for helping him handle the hype of being labelled the next big thing.

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Boomers bolter Cameron Bairstow follows Luc Longley's lead with Chicago Bulls

Sweet home Chicago: Cameron Bairstow has been drafted by the Bulls with the 49th pick.

Lee Gaskin He is the Boomers bolter who has exploded in the past 12 months - Cameron Bairstow, following in the footsteps of Australian great Luc Longley in joining the Chicago Bulls.

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Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

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Aussie Boomers in town for world champs camp

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Jon Tuxworth For Dante Exum, sitting beside a Canberra hotel pool is as far removed as it gets from NBA draft day. 

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Australian Boomers boost coffers with Airbnb sponsorship deal

Sponsorship boost: Bboomers trio Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova.

Roy Ward The Australian Boomers have signed online travel booking company Airbnb as their naming rights sponsor in the lead--up to the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

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Young guns Dante Exum and Aron Baynes headline Boomers squad

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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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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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Boomers stars deserve better backing, says Luc Longley

Patty Mills will start an Australian tour with the NBA trophy on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Boomers great Luc Longley says the squad has more international stars than the Socceroos.

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With basketball in his blood, Anthony Drmic aims for Boomers and beyond

Best option: Anthony Drmic in action in Idaho.

Roy Ward A year from now basketballer Anthony Drmic could be anywhere.

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Australian Boomers teen Ben Simmons on track for the NBA

High hopes: Ben Simmons with  coach Kevin Goorjian.

Roy Ward Australian basketballer Ben Simmons has his mind on the present and the NBA in his future.

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Australian Boomers thrash ill-disciplined China

Mark Worthington drives to the hoop against the Chinese.

Chris Pike Australia's men dominated China in an eventful 85-64 win in the second game of their four-match basketball series in Perth on Saturday night.

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Philadelphia 76ers ideal NBA draft day destination for Australian Boomers young gun Dante Exum

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor Ok, Brett Brown. Australian basketball needs to call in a favour. Draft Dante Exum. 

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Melbourne Boomers sign Opal centre Natalie Burton

Natalie Burton.

Roy Ward Melbourne Boomers have made a big splash in WNBL free agency, signing Opals centre Natalie Burton from the West Coast Waves.

Dante Exum committed to Boomers: coach

Young talented basketball player Dante Exum.

Roje Adaimy Australian teenage NBA prospect Dante Exum has told Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis he is committed to the national basketball team.