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Australia FIBA World Cup 2023 roster – Boomers team, schedule, and chances

The Boomers suffered a heartbreaking end to what was a great World Cup back in 2019. Australia reached the semifinals but then suffered consecutive defeats and missed the medals with the 4th place hurting a lot. The Boomers made positive strides ever since and they keep adding more and more NBA players to their roster. In the 2020 Olympics Australia officially won their first-ever medal, the bronze. Can they win a medal from the 2023 FIBA World Cup too?

Below we have the FIBA World Cup Australia roster with a dramatic last-minute change made to the 12-man squad.

FIBA World Cup 2023 Australia roster

The star-studded coaching staff of Team USA opted to select mainly young rising stars for this tournament and here are the 12 men honoured to defend the Stars and Stripes jersey during the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

GPatty MillsAtlanta Hawks
GJosh GiddeyOKC Thunder
GDyson DanielsNew Orleans Pelicans
GChris GouldingMelbourne United (AUS)
GDante ExumDallas Mavericks
GJosh GreenDallas Mavericks
FMatisse ThybullePortland Trail Blazers
FJoe InglesOrlando Magic
FXavier CooksWashington Wizards
FJack WhiteOKC Thunder
FNick KayShimano Susanoo Magic (JAP)
CDuop ReathQingdao Eagles (CHN)

The roster is without the starting centre Jack Lansdale who sustained an ankle injury in a warmup match and will miss the entire tournament. His absence will be felt as he has been a beast for Australia in the paint in recent years.

AUS roster scaled
(Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA)
Photo by Icon Sport

Still, with the nice mixture of veterans and young blood the Boomers World Cup roster looks very solid. There are 10 NBA players on the roster. Veterans Mills and Ingles will be guiding the rising NBA stars Giddey and Daniels through their first major international tournament. The depth is good and the bench should be contributing well. The one issue is how well the last-minute inclusion Duop Reath will protect the paint.

Josh Giddey is expected to lead the team both in scoring and assists during this World Cup and the 20-year-old is excited to finally represent the Boomers. Here is what he said recently: “I’ve always dreamed of playing for the Boomers and representing Australia, so to get this opportunity is really special and I’m looking forward to competing at the World Cup. There’s a lot of talent in this squad and I think we’ve got a good chance of matching it with every team – I’m excited for the challenge and to see what we can produce as a group on the world stage.”

FIBA World Cup Australia odds

The Boomers are the fourth favourites to win the 2023 FIBA World Cup title with 9/1 (10.00) odds. Their odds will likely widen a bit now Lansdale will certainly miss the tournament. Still, Australia will be among the favourites to challenge for the medals again. Will that happen? Well, we’ll have to watch and see.

Boomers FIBA World Cup schedule for the group stage

AUS Boomers scaled
(Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA)
Photo by Icon Sport

Australia are in Group E and they will play all of their matches in Okinawa Arena, Okinawa, Japan. Here is the team’s schedule:

DateOpponentTime (GMT)
Friday, Aug. 25Finland9:00 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 27Germany9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 29Japan12:10 p.m.

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Iskra had a promising, at least she believed so, tennis and volleyball careers as a junior but a series of injuries ended her hopes to become a professional athlete very early.

Instead, she focused all her energy on her other passion, writing. For over a decade, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football, basketball and tennis are the main fields of her expertise.