Hogwash
Last year

Boomers Squad for February Window

The following 24 man squad has been selected for the FIBA Qualifiers in February

David Andersen
Todd Blanchfield
Angus Brandt
Jason Cadee
Mitch Creek
Anthony Drmic
Adam Gibson
Chris Goulding
Matt Hodgson
Isaac Humphries
Daniel Johnson
Nick Kay
Daniel Kickert
Kevin Lisch
Alex Loughton
Damian Martin
Mitch McCarron
Brad Newley
Mitch Norton
Nathan Sobey
Clint Steindl
Jesse Wagstaff
Lucas Walker

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Hogwash  
Last year

OK 23 players.
Clint Steindl seriously.

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Anonymous  
Last year

shoukd be same squad plus Lisch ad a different big other than Hodgson.

Martin/Cadee
Lisch/Mccarron/Goulding
Creek//Sobey
Kickert/Kay
Anderson/Brandt/Humphries

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gliddon?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Clint steindl, oh boy, a few to many old guys Anderson, Newley, and a couple been out injured a fair bit as well. No imagination in this squad for the future. Luckily Brandt, Hodgson and Humphries been on fire to make the squad, lol.

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Ash  
Last year

Why don't we just name all the current Australian NBL players. With a squad of 24 players it's not far off.

Excluding AJ Ogilvy of course.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lemanis really doesn't like Ogilvy hey

Good to see DJ finally got an inclusion though. Watch Humphries, Brandt and/or kay get spots before him though

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CT  
Last year

LOUGHTON!

Love it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why shouldn't Steindl be there? He's a former all star!!

/s

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Anonymous  
Last year

This window comes right at the end of the NBL season. Will there be a break between seasons end and the start of the playoffs? There are 12 NBL players on the list likely to be playing finals, plus the Tall Blacks will likely have a few Breakers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wildcats playing badly now so that their players don't get selected/play much for Boomers for the next window eight before playoffs. Next level thinking.

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Anonymous  
Last year

right*

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snooch  
Last year

Blanchfield, Norton, Steindl, Wagstaff. Is it "everybody wins a prize" or something?

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PeterJohn  
Last year

quote from NBL press release (August 22 2017) about the 2017/18 NBL schedule:

"There will not be any games held on the weekends of November 25-26 and February 24-25 so that players will be available for FIBA World Cup qualifying matches during these windows."

Boomers have games on 22 and 25 February so it seems safe to conclude there'll be a break between end of NBL regular season and start of NBL finals.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Finals start in March.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thanks PJ. I guess thats unfortunate timing momentum-wise but better than starting the finals without key players.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This seriously waters down the honour of making the Boomers squad. It does seem to be an "everyone gets a prize" approach.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Blanchfield, Norton, Steindl, Wagstaff. Is it "everybody wins a prize" or something?

You add Anderson,still injured at Melbourne and got less and less minutes,Newley, was a great player but been poor this season. It's a wonder Barlow never got a Guernsey.

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ferdterguson  
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Adam Thoseby
Adam Doyle
Kuany Kuany
Chris Patton
Brendan Teys
Shaun Bruce
Mason Bragg
Peter Hooley
Nelson Larkins
Kevin White
Dexter Kernich-Drew
Damon Heuir
Kyle Adnam
Greg Hire
Craig Moller

A little stiff to miss out. It would be handy to play 5 on 5 with each of the 7 Australian teams (minus imports) during the camp.



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Anonymous  
Last year

Wait until all the playoff team's players are all of a sudden injured before the camp.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If I was picking a team and had a choice between Deng and Drimic my choice would be Deng.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Its actually inconceivable that Ogilvy hasn't even made the squad considering none of those big men are better than him

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Vic Wildcat  
Last year

WTF, why on gods earth is Steindl picked, he barely gets court time for the Wildcats. Did they just throw 24 darts at a dart board with every NBL player on it, and said there is our squad.

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Anonymous  
Last year

just squad not full team so older players there just to mix it up in trainings,

newley, anderson gibson Loughton no chance to play

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Anonymous  
Last year

# 411

Why wouldn't you take a few younger guys then, it's dads army.

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Cram  
Last year

There's only about 50 odd Aussies in the whole league so about half of them made the Boomers squad.

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Wang whipper  
Last year

Good list Ferd. These guys also were unlucky:

D'Arcy Harding
Cody Ellis
Will Magnay
Daniel Joyce
Wilbur the wildcat
Hoggy time

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

"This seriously waters down the honour of making the Boomers squad. It does seem to be an "everyone gets a prize" approach. "

I think the idea is to establish a depth chart and style of play that extends beyond the 12 that actually compete in the next FIBA window, which makes sense given the possibility for injury/unavailability.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Wang Whipper deserves the little ball.

Majok Deng and Craig Moller are more deserving than Steindl.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They should be establishing a style that can win on the world stage, length, speed, can play inside and out plus defend and not picking has beens even if they were great some time back.

Hogwash is right Deng and Moller certainly would've been better options than who they've selected even if the did not make the final cut.

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Hogwash  
Last year

I was right the first time forgot to put Cameron Gliddon in the OP.
That just means 24 out of 50+ eligible NBL players making the squad.
Wonder if they would use same squad for Commonwealth games.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

435, so the style of play that won the Asia Cup and placed 4th at the Olympics is a write-off?

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Anonymous  
Last year

^^^^

Won an Asian championship, NZ took there second side, have you forgotten how Serbia took us apart in the semi. We have players now of length,speed and skill we should be using them. Hodgson can hardly catch the ball and up till now played in front of DJ, will be interesting to see if that happens in the final 12 picked.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No room for Deng, joke

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Nope haven't forgotten 459: the Boomers played terribly, and Serbia very well. Still finished 4th and within a basket of an olympic medal.

NZ took their second side, that's correct. Not sure what relevance that has when we didn't play NZ, but nonetheless would have likely beaten them.

Hodgson can hardly catch the ball, yet was a servicable option for the Boomers. Gee wiz, Lemanis is good!

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Anonymous  
Last year

I really thought this was Hoggy Time's year. Unlucky.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Playmaker, you're missing my point! Making the Boomers squad used to be an achievement, now with guys like Drmic and Stiendl making it, it seems like a farce. It’s ok to have a squad, but the current 24 named is the worst ever named in the history of Australian Basketball.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Martin / Cadee
Goulding/ Gliddon/ Sobey
Creek/ McCarron
DJohnson / Kickert/ Kay
Brandt/ Humphries.

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