Olympic champ among latest cuts for Boomers’ World Cup squad


Olympic medallist and Aussie veteran Matthew Dellavedova is one of two cuts as the Boomers further narrow down their FIBA World Cup squad.

The 32-year-old NBA champion, who captained the side during the qualifying window last June, misses out along with NZ Breakers star Will McDowell-White.

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The squad has now been cut down to 13 players, with another set to be cut after three warm-up games in Melbourne against Venezuela, Brazil and South Sudan across August 14-17.

Jock Landale remains in the squad despite an ankle injury which will likely see him miss the warm-up games.

However he’s expected to make a full recovery and feature in the squad that heads to Okinawa, Japan for the World Cup.

The Boomers just completed a camp in Cairns which included a game against the University of Houston.

Australia will face Germany, Finland and co-hosts Japan in the group stage beginning August 25.


Xavier Cooks

Dyson Daniels

Dante Exum

Josh Giddey

Chris Goulding

Josh Green

Joe Ingles

Nick Kay

Jock Landale (*injured)

Patty Mills

Duop Reath

Matisse Thybulle

Jack White

Originally published as Veteran star, Olympic medallist among latest cuts for Boomers’ World Cup squad


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