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The Boomers have today announced a 17-man squad for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The side will be the same one to face USA Basketball in Melbourne in preparation for the tournament. The two huge clashes against the world’s best will take place on Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 August at Marvel Stadium, with tickets almost gone.
The squad features nine NBA players, following a record year of Australian representation in the NBA. In addition, seven players who led the side to a fourth-place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics have been named.
Headlined by Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, the side features further big names such as Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut, Aron Baynes and Jonah Bolden.
Joe Ingles and Chris Goulding were on hand for the squad announcement at Marvel Stadium
The full squad is as below:
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)
Tickets to see the Boomers in action v USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium are available now at Ticketmaster.com.au.