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SportFIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Australian Boomers name 17-man squad

06:10  23 may  2019
06:10  23 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Australia 's 2019 FIBA World Cup squad has been announced, led by Philadelphia 76ers' All-Star Ben Simmons. The 17 man squad will be cut Ben Simmons announcement he would be participating in the lead-up events along with the World Cup was a major boost for the Australian squad ahead of

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup includes teams whose rosters consists of 12 players; a team may opt to have one naturalized player as per FIBA eligibility rules in their roster.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Australian Boomers name 17-man squad© (NBA Getty Images)

Australia's 2019 FIBA World Cup squad has been announced, led by Philadelphia 76ers' All-Star Ben Simmons.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Australian Boomers name 17-man squad
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The squad features nine current NBA players, six from the NBL and two from Europe.

Ben Simmons announcement he would be participating in the lead-up events along with the World Cup was a major boost for the Australian squad ahead of the tournament.

His inclusion was shortly followed by the news Ryan Broekhoff, Dante Exum and Thon Maker would not be participating due to family, injury and personal development.

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The United States men 's national basketball team competed in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and finished in seventh place. After winning the past two World Cups in 2010 and 2014, they were seeking to become the first country to capture three straight gold medals.

Australia kicks off their World Cup preparation with a slate of games against Canada and Team USA in Melbourne and Perth.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place from August 31 to September 15th, 2019 in eight different cities in China, with the Boomers drawn in Group H alongside Lithuania, Canada and Senegal.

Full 17-man Boomers squad

Deng Adel - Cleveland Cavaliers

Aron Baynes - Boston Celtics

Todd Blanchfield - Illawarra Hawks

Andrew Bogut - Sydney Kings/Golden State Warriors

Jonah Bolden - Philadelphia 76ers

Mitch Creek - South East Melbourne Phoenix

Matthew Dellavedova - Cleveland Cavaliers

Cameron Gliddon - Brisbane Bullets

Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz

Nicholas Kay - Perth Wildcats

Mitch McCarron - Melbourne United

Jock Landale - Partizan (Serbia)

Patty Mills - San Antonio Spurs

Brock Motum - Anadolu Efes (Turkey)

Ben Simmons - Philadelphia 76ers

Nathan Sobey - Brisbane Bullets

Pre-FIBA World Cup Exhibition Games in Australia:

Australia v Canada - 16 August - Perth

Australia v Canada - 17 August - Perth

Australia v United States - 22 August - Melbourne

Australia v United States - 24 August - Melbourne

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