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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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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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.

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Nathan Jawai beats neck injury to join Boomers for World Cup

Baby Boomer: Centre Nathan Jawai.

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

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

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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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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Late pain for Capitals as fast-finishing Boomers edge narrow thriller

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals fall further behind the play-off race after an agonising loss to the Melbourne Boomers.

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Boomers call up a volunteer

Sport: Canberra Gunners Basketball player Andrja Dumovic has been selected to play for the Australian Boomers squad. 16th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Not even Andrija Dumovic can believe he's shot from playing with the Canberra Gunners to the Australian Boomers.

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NBA champions Patty Mills and Aron Baynes crash Fox Sports live cross

San Antonio Spurs teammates Aron Baynes and Patty Mills hijacked a live broadcast by Fox Sports News reporter Julian De Stoop.

Lee Gaskin He may have just put pen to paper on a $12 million contract, but NBA champion Patty Mills proved he's still a big kid at heart with a hilarious prank on national television.

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For Sudanese refugee Bul Kuol, basketball offers huge opportunities

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin He's the Sudanese refugee who caught the eye of Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis.

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Basketball player Isaac Humphries has the world at his feet

Sport: 16-year-old basketballer Isaac Humphries is 2.13m tall and has legs the length of 6 basketballs in a line. Isaac is at the AIS as part of an Australian development camp and has moved to Canberra from Sydney as part of the Basketball Australia centre of excellence. 22nd of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Ducking under corridors, buying clothes on the internet and searching car yards for a vehicle big enough to fit a 2.13-metre teenager.

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Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.

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Mills keeps his eye on Spurs prize

Sport.  Australian Boomers player Patty Mills during the match at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The next goal for Canberra basketballer Patty Mills is winning the back-up point guard role at San Antonio.

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Honesty best policy for Capitals' revival

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals can credit a forthright honesty session for helping kick-start their WNBL campaign.

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Dante Exum handling the hoopla

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

Lee Gaskin Dante Exum is taking the expectation of a potential multimillion dollar NBA contract in his stride.

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Getting Nat Hurst into attack a Capital idea

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals will work on getting dynamic scorer Nat Hurst more involved in their offence.

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Patty Mills, Aron Baynes outshine fellow Australian Matt Dellavedova in NBA

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. 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.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Lee Gaskin It was an Australian invasion in the NBA as Patty Mills and Aron Baynes had the last laugh over Matt Dellavedova.

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Dante Exum's passing helps Lake Ginninderra College to national schools basketball title

Dante Exum.

Lee Gaskin NBA draft prospect Dante Exum leads Lake Ginninderra College to national schools championship.

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Switched off on live TV

London Olympic Games  2012
Basketball at Olympic Park , Australia v China in the womens quarter final , Australia's Lauren Jackson
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 7th of August 2012

Lee Gaskin Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson has attacked the game's governing body for the reduction of free-to-air television coverage of the WNBL.