Years ago

Boomers team to Europe

Noticed on the BA website that Helliwell, Olgivy have been cut. That leaves 13. (12 to tour plus Bogut) One more to go by July 4.

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Years ago

I couldnt understand what they were doing with ogilvy? The kid is a gun!! Why not give him a decent run in the "trial" games and see what he's got! Really was hoping he would make the team. Is Jawai in the 13?? He bloody well should be!

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Years ago

Jawai is NOT in the 13.

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Boom Patrol  
Years ago

please tell me hinder is not in the 13.....

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Years ago

Here is the link to the BA website:

Three athletes  Italy-based big man Wade Helliwell, 20-year old young gun A.J. Ogilvy, and NBA draftee Nathan Jawai - were released from international duty after the Boomers clinched the 2008 Ramsay Shield against New Zealand on Saturday evening, 94-57.

The Boomers squad is now 13-strong, with NBA star Andrew Bogut set to join the team at their final training camp on the Gold Coast in mid July.

That means one more cut must be made before the team is submitted to the AOC on July 4th.

The Australia Post Boomers team to tour Europe:
(name, height, last club played with)

Forward/Centre / 212cm / CSKA Moscow (Russia)

Centre / 213cm / Melbourne Tigers

Guard/205cm/Melbourne Tigers

Guard / 188cm / Brisbane Bullets

Guard / 203cm / South Dragons

Guard / 193cm / Sydney Kings

Patrick MILLS
Guard / 181cm / St. Mary's College Gaels (USA)

Guard / 198cm / Panionios (Greece)

Forward / 209cm / Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)

Forward / 203cm / Perth Wildcats

Guard / 197cm / Sydney Kings

Forward / 202cm / Sydney Kings

Personally, I think Kendall is going to be the last player cut.

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Years ago

Jawai should be there instead of Saville. The only reason I could come up with why his not in the team is perhaps he wants to work out as hard as possible to make it with Toronto. Also Kendall being in the team is a joke. Hopefully sense prevails and he will be the last one kicked out of the team for the Olympics.

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Years ago

this will boost jingles draft chances next year if he gets any time to shine... but still think jawai should be in the team... hes one of our best bangers inside by far

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Years ago

How does that work. A player being in the best league in the world but still not being able to make the cut. Who is actually picking the teams. Is it boy goorge? Or is it BA? Savile should definitely be in the team if nathan can't get into it.

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Years ago

im pretty sure its not the final team for beijing, jawai should replace saville and aaron bruce should replace kendall, does anyone know if the team for beijing has to be taken from these 13?

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Years ago

luke kendall is a joke. jawai would be great to have on the side, deserves to be there the problem being we already have 3 good bigs.

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Years ago

jawai was cutt from internation duties, the team is pretty much settled. I think Kendall will get cut. Today Ogilvy, Halliway and Jawai were cutt. Leaving one spot which most likely i suggest would have to be kendall. But hey who knows with goorj, but i would say kendall as he is no longer playing in bou gorj nbl team.

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Years ago

Im only guessing but id say the reason jawai was cut is because he is a young player who is yet to prove himself on the international stage as of yet. He didn't take part in the recent trainings and games with the team and therefore was cut. Otherwise he is clearly good enough to be in there.

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Years ago

i'm surprised gorjian didnt pick russell hinder!

but kendall still makes it tho..

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Years ago

Kendall is surely the one to make room for Bogut...

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Flinders 66  
Years ago

Can't go away to an international tournament with only 2 point guards. If one gets injured your tournament is screwed.

Kendall will make it unfortunately as 12th man.

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Years ago

Guys its pretty simple to me. Jawai was cut as he has already said that he will be working his butt off to make the raptors. This will be leaving no time for the boomers.

Aaron Bruce has also been working his butt off for the draft. Seeing he hasn't been training in Goorj's system and he had a very very average year in college, he's probably on the same level as Kendall.

Kendall still could be chosen I think, and its only because Goorj will want 3 point guards. Like the US have Kidd, Paul, Williams. Barlow could step in as PG, however someone like Chris Paul will run rings around a 6"9 temp PG/swingman.

In saying all that I think that Goorj has picked our best AVAILABLE side and either Kendall, Saville or Ingles will be the last one cut. Probably should be Kendall.

P.S. I'm gonna cop a lot of flack from this but I still think Newley is struggling and should start on the bench. Barlow should take his starting SG position. IMO. Move Wortho to the starting 3.

Team should be:

Bogut / Anstey
Anderson / Nielson
Worthington / Redhage / Saville
Barlow / Newly / Ingles
Bruton / Mills

Worthington and Redhage can step into the 4. Barlow and Ingles can go to the 3. Barlow can go to the 1 if need be. Anderson can go to the 5. Pretty well rounded team with a lot of talent. In goorj's system might go OK. I'm still not getting my hopes up.

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Years ago

Interesting to see Saville still there, particularly after comments made during the Boomers/Tall Blacks Game 2.

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Dr Bullshit  
Years ago

Wow Barlow is taller than Worthington, that came as a shock to me! Looks like a good squad and i agree that i think kendall will be the last cut.

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Kent Brockman  
Years ago

anon Chris Paul runs rings around all of the guards in the NBA so we have to look at who is the best for containment and not at who can stop him.

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Years ago

Kendall cut you would think,that is why Goorj is giving Barlow so much time at the point.

Jawai was cut purely because petulent Goorj has spat it cos he hasn't trained with the team.

"Wortho/Redhage/Saville" this spot will be our achilles heel at the games.All 3 have tendencies to go missing in games.

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hoop fiend  
Years ago

Andersen at Power Forward has got to be our strength.

Genuine Proven Euro 4 man who shot 54% from the 3 point line in the Euro cup last season.

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Years ago

saville has played terribly during the lead up games.. and kendell barely got on the court. KENDELL IS BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD and BADDLYYY needs to be cut

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