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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Patrick Mills ready to step up in NBA playoffs: Andrew Gaze

Jon Tuxworth Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills' star showings in the NBA playoffs will add to his market value.

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Documentary to raise awareness of NBA star Patrick Mills' indigenous heritage

Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth When San Antonio Spurs guard Patrick Mills speaks of his indigenous heritage, the response is often confused looks on American faces.

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Patrick Mills digs deep for the Spurs

Indigenous basketballer Patrick Mills aka Patty Mills, who plays in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs. 
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Jon Tuxworth He's just helped Australian basketball to one of its proudest moments, and Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis believes Patrick Mills' improved decision-making has helped spark his breakout NBA...

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Patrick Mills delivers in San Antonio Spurs' win over Memphis Grizzlies

Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patrick Mills took a huge step toward proving he deserves a bigger role with San Antonio this season with a starring display in the Spurs 101-94 win in Memphis on Tuesday.

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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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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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Dante Exum's Lake Ginninderra College teammates insist their mate is 'just like one of us'

Exum's teammates

Jon Tuxworth Dante Exum may be starring in shoe commercials and raking in millions in the NBA, but his former Lake Ginninderra College teammates view him as an ordinary teenager.

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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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Andrew Gaze warns Patty Mills to carefully weigh up move from San Antonio

Andrew Gaze says Patty Mills would be making the wrong decision if he left the Spurs to chase a starting spot at a less-credentialled team.

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball legend Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills couldn't be blamed if he leaves star-studded San Antonio for bigger money elsewhere, despite the Spurs entering the NBA play-offs as...

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Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants Lauren Jackson's China club to ease her training workload

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns.  Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he's worried she's being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles...

Brendan Joyce fears Lauren Jackson is being overworked in China

Jon Tuxworth Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he is worried she is being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles injury.

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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.
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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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Point guard has point to prove

Sport: Australian Opals and Australian Boomers Training Sessions at the AIS, Canberra. Matthew Dellavedova in action. 8th of August 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth When his name wasn't read out on NBA draft day Matthew Dellavedova had two options.

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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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Mills makes most of chance to shine

SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 30: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs collects a rebound in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 30, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Darren Carroll/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patrick Mills took a big step towards a bigger role with San Antonio this season on Thursday.

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Dante Exum ready to help mates at Australian schoolboys basketball championships

SPORT: Australian Boomers basketballer Dante Exum,18 is in his final year at school but could sign a million dollar deal in the NBA next year.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth For a youngster touted as a top-three NBA draft pick, playing for your school is a few steps down on the hype scale.

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Beveridge eyes Boomers gig

Rob Beveridge

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Rob Beveridge wants the Australian Boomers coaching job after Brett Brown quit the post this week.

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Australia on brink of another golden age

Australian girls basketball National Identification training program

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia development officer Mike McHugh believes the sport is on the verge of a similar ''golden generation'' to that which uncovered Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson.

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Gunners import keen on NBL

Canberra Gunners biggest ever signing is Baltimore boy and scoring machine Camontae Griffin.

Jon Tuxworth A diminutive point guard from St Mary's College will play for the Canberra Gunners this season. And no, it's not Patrick Mills.