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I'll eat Vegemite to play for Boomers: Thybulle
Matisse Thybulle has indicated he is interested in playing for the Boomers in Tokyo. Whilst he said he would make a final decision after the NBA season, he added that his Australian passport was "up to date".
Australia's hopes of a men's basketball medal at the Tokyo Olympics have received a major boost with Philadelphia 76ers rookie Matisse Thybulle saying he is excited at the prospect of wearing green and gold.
Thybulle said his Australian passport and citizenship were valid and he would even eat Vegemite to prove himself a true blue member of the Boomers.
"If that's what it takes I might but if I don't have to I'm not going to," a grimacing Thybulle, not a fan of Australia's favourite breakfast spread, said in Los Angeles.
"I think it will be an exciting opportunity," he said.
"My Australian passport is up to date.
"My citizenship is still active."
Thybulle said he would make a final decision on playing in Tokyo at the end of the NBA season.
"It's really exciting they have my back and they want me to play and be a part of it," Thybulle said.