Last week I attended an open training session for the Australian Men’s Basketball Team , “The Boomers”. Their immediate goal was to prepare for the Borislav Stankovic Cup, in Haining & Guanghou, China, the following week. (The Boomers went on to beat all teams, including Angola and China in the round matches, before losing to Angola in the final.) Here are some photos from the training session:
Former NBA Portland Trailblazers Point Guard Patty Mills
Patty Mills shares an easy moment with Boomers Head Coach (and San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach) Brett Brown
Patty Mills defends Mathew Dellavedova
Brad Newley defends Adam Gibson on the fast break
Power forward Matty Nielsen says “switching onto point guard Adam Gibson is tiring work!”
Pick Pocket Adam Gibson with the steal from rookie Nate Tomlinson
Brad Bewley defends Hugh Greehwood
Seven footers AJ Ogilvy and Luke Nevill battle in the post
Steven Markovic reflects with satisfaction on a good training session and game, during the post game stretch
Here’s the Smugmug gallery.
Here’s the Photoshelter gallery (for Brisbane-sourced prints)
Thanks for looking!
PS: Here’s an article from the NBL website about the Boomers’ attendance at the London pre-olympic test event.
Here’s the link they present to the London Test Event Website.