Walker replaces Brandt for Boomers vs Japan
Ahead of the Australian Boomers' FIBA World Cup qualifier in Adelaide on November 27, Angus Brandt has been replaced by Lucas Walker due to illness.Didn't Walker suit for a Boomers team of some level in recent years and perform admirably?
From a broader squad of 24 submitted to FIBA before the qualifiers, the Boomers have brought Walker into the team for their first game on home soil since the Farewell Series prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
A team mate of Brandt's at the Perth Wildcats, Walker is averaging 10.7 points, five rebounds and two assists per game in the 2017/18 season.
He will make the trip over from Perth in time to join his national team mates for their final training session on Monday.