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NBA star Matisse Thybulle is embracing his inner Boomer

Dual citizen Matisse Thybulle has enjoyed being united with a cricket bat and ball, but it’s on the basketball court where the Australian Boomer hopes to leave rival Olympic teams stumped. Thybulle’s athleticism, perimeter defensive hustle and ability to block shots and score are important tools in the Boomers’ quest for a breakthrough Olympic medal in Tokyo. Matisse Thybulle (right) […]

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Tokyo 2021: Cambage replacement named

Liz Cambage’s Tokyo Games withdrawal has opened the door for her championship-winning Southside Flyers teammate Sara Blicavs to make her Olympic debut with the Opals in Tokyo. Blicavs, a reliable and consistent forward, has been included in the Australian squad following Cambage’s departure due to mental health concerns. The 28-year-old from Sunbury in regional Victoria also has strong family ties […]

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Beard, Horns add to haul with top transfer Carr

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr, the No. 1 transfer this offseason, announced his commitment to Texas on Saturday, giving Chris Beard’s Longhorns a legitimate case to be the preseason No. 1 entering next season. Carr opted for Texas instead of pursuing a professional basketball option in Australia. Louisville, Kentucky […]

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Cambage’s Olympics in doubt as Basketball Australia investigate alleged altercation

Liz Cambage is in danger of being dumped from the Australian Opals team for the Tokyo Olympics. Australian Olympic Committee chef de mission Ian Chesterman told media on Friday he was aware that Basketball Australia was investigating an incident involving Cambage during a closed-door scrimmage with Nigeria earlier this week. Basketball Australia is investigating an incident involving Opals star Liz […]

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Bullets secure American import

The Brisbane Bullets have moved a step closer to completing their 2021-22 NBL roster with the signing of American guard Isaiah Moss. A 2020 graduate from the University of Kansas, 24-year-old Moss will join the Bullets from New Zealand club Otago, for whom he is averaging 21.5 points a game in the NZNBL. New Bullets coach James Duncan said Moss […]

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Match-winner Mills waves flag early for Boomers

A new star arrived for the Australian Boomers but Patty Mills was once again the hero, making a three on the buzzer to beat Argentina in Las Vegas on Sunday. The Boomers trailed early and were pushed to the limit by an Argentinian side led by 41-year-old big man Luis Scola (25 points, eight rebounds) but NBA debutante Matisse Thybulle […]

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Basketball: Dellavedova pumped to join NBL

As a proud South East Melbourne Phoenix co-owner, Dante Exum wasn’t initially convinced about Boomers teammate Matthew Dellavedova joining arch rivals Melbourne United. “I hate it, I hate it,” Exum joked when asked about Dellavedova’s three-year deal with United. Stirring aside, Exum couldn’t be happier to see Dellavedova continue his stellar career in the NBL with United. Sure, he’d prefer […]

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