Australia National Basketball Team - the Boomers
The Australia men's national basketball team is one of the top national teams competing in world basketball. Known in Australia as the Boomers (a slang term for a male kangaroo), they are the current champions of the Asia Cup after beating Iran in the final in 2017. With plenty of Australia National Basketball Team matches to look forward to coming up, here at StubHub you can find a range of Australia National Basketball Team tickets so you can see the Boomers take to the court! The Australia basketball team play in the Oceania region where they have a fierce rivalry with the New Zealand National Basketball team (also known as the Tall Blacks). So, if you want to see the Boomers as they play teams like the USA National Basketball team on home soil, or as they take on other giants of international basketball worldwide, buy Australia basketball tickets today and see some of Australia's tallest men show their talent on the court.
Australia basketball history
The Australia National Basketball Team made their debut on the international stage at the Games in Melbourne in the summer of 1956. While they ended up finishing in 12th position, the signs were there that basketball was growing into an increasingly popular sport in Australia. The founding of Australia's basketball league the NBL in 1979 led to further improvements as the quality of basketball in Australia improved. Now, as the quality of players being developed in Australia continues to improve, there are numerous Australian basketballers playing in the more competitive Euroleague in Europe or the USA's NBA. The Australia National Basketball Team, as well as having numerous honours to their name (including 1 Asia Cup and 12 Oceania Championship titles), also have several records which the team will hopefully be able to turn around. These include 14 appearances at the Summer Games without winning a medal and 11 Basketball World Cups without a medal. However, the boomers are looking to change all that. Cheer on the team and buy Australia National Basketball Team tickets today!
Australia National Basketball Team players
The current Australia National Basketball Team roster includes several players who ply their trade overseas and can bring much needed top-class experience to the team. Players like Andrew Bogut, Aron Baynes, Danté Exum, Joe Ingles, Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova all play in the NBA. Some of the best NBL that play for the Australia National Basketball Team include Cameron Gliddon, Mitch Norton and Angus Brandt. Cheer on the boys in yellow, buy Australia basketball team tickets now!