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KEVIN Durant’s announcement today he has withdrawn from the US team for the World Cup would have every medal contender heading for Spain breaking out the champagne.
THE Boomers don’t intentionally mean to be hammering the point but yes, they are going to Spain in pursuit of a World Cup medal.
OUR MANY FRIDAY GEMS: IF you are wondering when Basketball Australia plans to make some kind of announcement about its new Chief Executive Officer, apparently it has been narrowed down to “sometime this year … probably”.
BOOMERS boss Andrej Lemanis isn't too fired up about who will captain his World Cup team but he is excited his players have "bought in" and are targeting a podium finish in Spain.
DUAL Olympian and 2006 World Champion Jenni Screen today made it official, informing the Opals tonight’s clash with Mozambique would be her last international for Australia.
YOU would think it might be hard to get excited about Australia’s shot at a World Cup medal without starters Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills being available ... but you’d be wrong.
AUSTRALIA's Opals today completed a 3-0 sweep of Japan when they whipped the hosts 67-52 at Yagamata.
THE Opals today hammered Japan B 91-52 as part of their four-game tour, following last night’s thrilling 80-79 win over Japan in Akita.
IT’S been another fine day for Australian basketball on the world stage with Boomers forward Cameron Bairstow signing a three-year deal with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.
OPALS co-captain and 2006 World Champion Jenni Screen has landed a pro gig in Poland during the Australian summer.
NOT sure when it will be time to take an Opals squad/team seriously but surely coach Brendan Joyce has to get more deliberate soon with the World Championship right around the corner.
WOMEN TAKE FRIDAY (1) - OPALS World Champion Penny Taylor was back to her very best today for Phoenix against Connecticut as the Mercury swept to their 12th straight WNBA win 101-85.
THE Boomers’ 17-player squad for the World Cup in Spain next month is out, just a day after USA Basketball revealed its 19-player group.
IT has been so long since South Australia Metro's girls won an Australian Under-16 Championship that few can even recall it.
THE form of Perth Wildcats’ 2013-14 MVP James Ennis at the NBA’s Summer League in Orlando should have NBL clubs rubbing their hands with glee.
A 16-5 SECOND quarter by the Sapphires last night underpinned a comprehensive 65-48 win over France at the FIBA World Under-17 Championship in the Czech Republic.
THE Sapphires tonight will battle France for a chance to finish as high as fifth at the FIBA World Under-17 Championship in the Czech Republic.
IT has been a weird week for Australian basketball superstar, Olympic topscorer and NBA champion Patty Mills.
AUSTRALIA’s Sapphires tonight completed a sweep of intra-pool play by winning Group C at the FIBA World U17 Championship in the Czech Republic.
THE Sapphires – Australia’s Jayco-sponsored Under-17 girls at the FIBA U17 World Championship – have made it a 2-0 tournament start after last night adding Slovakia’s scalp to Japan’s.