Drmic replaces Wagstaff in Boomers team
The Australian Boomers have made a late change to their team for the upcoming FIBA World Cup qualifiers against Japan and the Philippines with Anthony Drmic joining the side to replace Jesse Wagstaff.
Suffering an injury during their training camp in Melbourne over the weekend, Wagstaff and the Boomers coaching staff has made the decision to be cautious with the Perth Wildcats forward.
Drmic, selected from the initial Boomers squad of 24, will join up with the team in Japan ahead of their game on Friday night at 8.40pm AEST with the rest of the Australian team having flown out this morning.
The Boomers will complete the first round of qualifiers this weekend when they face Japan (on June 29) and the Philippines (on July 2) in the third window.
Having already earned a spot in the second round after winning their first four games, Australia will be keen to maintain their success as results carry over into the second round which will begin in September.