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Following the official draw for the 2023 FIBA World Cup Groups, which will be played from August 25 to September 10 between Manila, Okinawa, and Jakarta, Australia found out they will face Germany, Finland, and the host Japan in Group E.
Alongside the veteran Patty Mills and the young upcoming star Josh Giddey, there could potentially be the possibility of seeing Ben Simmons repping the Boomers jersey in the biggest International tournament of the year.
Brian Goorjian, head coach of the Australian national team, has talked to SEN Radio about the chances of seeing the former 76ers player at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. “I think Ben’s mindset is getting healthy, getting in shape, and getting ready to play. And I think he has been along that line for a while and I felt it last time. As we sit now, there is a really strong chance that he plays”, he said.
The 26-year-old player, who was selected as the No.1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, didn’t play with Australia in the latest Olympic Games in Tokyo. “There were unfortunate circumstances he missed the Tokyo Olympics, but I feel like he is going to make himself available”, Brian Goorjian added about him.
Ben Simmons has been averaging 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists, shooting 56.6% from the field and 43.9% at the line, without playing a single minute in the NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, which crushed Brooklyn 4-0.
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