NBA stars named in Boomers squad for USA, Canada game

TEG Live, promoter of the huge Boomers games against USA Basketball at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on 22 & 24 August and against Canada at Perth’s RAC Arena on 16 & 17 August, is delighted to officially confirm that these games will feature the strongest Boomers team ever assembled.

Basketball Australia has today announced a 17-man Australian Boomers squad from which the final team for the Melbourne and Perth games will be selected, including current NBA superstars Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs), Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz), Andrew Bogut (Golden State Warriors), Aron Baynes (Boston Celtics), Matt Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers), Jonah Bolden (Philadelphia 76ers) and Deng Adel (Cleveland Cavaliers).  That team will then head to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, held between August 31 – September 15.

Both Canada and USA will also feature their 12-man rosters during these games, as all nations finalise their preparation for the world championships.

Tickets to Australian Boomers vs Canada in Perth are available at Ticketek

Tickets to Australian Boomers vs USA in Melbourne are available at Ticketmaster

The Australian Boomers Squad for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (current club listed):

Deng Adel Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Aron Baynes Boston Celtics (NBA)
Todd Blanchfield Illawarra Hawks
Andrew Bogut Sydney Kings
Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Jonah Bolden Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Mitch Creek South East Melbourne Phoenix
Matthew Dellavedova Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Cameron Gliddon Brisbane Bullets
Chris Goulding Melbourne United
Joe Ingles Utah Jazz (NBA)
Nicholas Kay Perth Wildcats
Jock Landale Partizan (Serbia)
Mitch McCarron Melbourne United
Patty Mills San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
Brock Motum Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Nathan Sobey Brisbane Bullets

The 2-game series in Perth against a star-studded Canadian team will be the first time the Boomers have played in the Western Australian capital since the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge, with fans set to witness the highest profile Australian basketball team ever assembled.

Then the eyes of the world turn to Melbourne in what will be the sporting event of the year, when the Boomers take on current world champions and Olympic gold medallists, USA Basketball in front of over 110,000 fans across two massive games at Marvel Stadium.

Not since the 2000 Sydney Olympics has Australia seen such high-quality men’s international basketball on these shores, with TEG Live playing a central role in delivering these four games, in addition to USA Basketball vs Canada at Qudos Bank Arena on August 26.

TEG CEO Geoff Jones said: “As the country’s pre-eminent promoter of international sport, TEG Live is delighted to be bringing the biggest stars in basketball to Australia this August.

“Basketball in Australia is enjoying unprecedent popularity and this is in no small part to the number of Aussies playing in the NBA, which are the same stars who will be representing the Boomers in both Perth and Melbourne.

“With this year’s FIBA World Cup to be played in the region, it lends itself perfecting to having leading teams prepare for the world championships here in Australia and providing fans with the unique opportunity to witness these global superstars play live,” concluded Jones.

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