Australia announces World Cup preliminary roster

2019-05-23T15:37:22+00:00 2019-05-23T15:37:22+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

23/May/19 15:37

Australia’s 17-man preliminary squad for the 2019 World Cup features eight NBA and one EuroLeague player

By Stefan Djordjevic/

The Australian basketball federation announced 17 players which head coach Andrej Lemanis chose for the preliminary squad in front of the 2019 World Cup in China. It features eight NBA and one EuroLeague player while seven come from the Australian League.

Australia will play friendly games against Canada in Perth on August 16 and 17 as well as the USA in Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on August 22 and 24.

The Australian Boomers Squad for the 2019 FIBA World Cup:

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