Last week I attended an open training session for the Australian Men's Basketball Team , "The Boomers". Their immediate goal was to prepare for the Borislav Stankovic Cup, in Haining & Guanghou, China, the following week. (At the time of writng, the Boomers have qualified for the final after beating China in their final round match.) Here are some photos from the training session:
Former Portland Trailblazers guard Patty Mills doing some pregame drills
Boomers Head Coach, San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Brett Brown shares an easy moment with Patty Mills
Head Coach Brett Brown
Guard Matthew Dellavedova who subsequently scored 18 points (and was a perfect 2 for 2 outside the 3 point line) in the win over host nation China - here towering over Patty Mills.
Luke Nevill, Aron Baynes
Super pick pocket Adam Gibson with the clean steal against rookie Nate Tomlinson
Veteran Matt Nielsen shoots against Jesse Wagstaff
David Barlow, Hugh Greenwood
Former Chicago Bulls player Luc Longley enjoying himself as a mentor
Stephen Weigh at warm down / stretch time
Head Coach Brett Brown sees the lighter side of an intense session with his coaching panel including Marty Clarke, Andrej Lemanis, Ian Stacker & Luc Longley.
Here's my Smugmug gallery.
Here's my Photoshelter gallery (for Brisbane-sourced prints).
Here's a recent interview with young Boomers (& St Mary's) guard Matthew "Delly" Dellavedova (courtesy nbl.com.au)
Thanks for looking.
Brisbane Sports Photographer
Boomers - Open Training Session of the Australian Men's Basketball Team; Gold Coast, Qld; July 2011 - Images by Des Thureson