The Australian men’s basketball player’s tentative line-up has been announced
Basketball Australia has added 24 players to its tentative list for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the association said.
The 24 players include nine current NBA players, one NBA G League player, two NBA free agents, nine NBL (National Basketball League) players and three players competing in Europe.
The full preliminary roster:
|Cadre number||Name of the athlete||Current club|
|1||Deng NOBLE||Hawks (NBL)|
|2||Aron BAYNES||Toronto Raptors (NBA)|
|3||Ryan BROEKHOFF||NBA Free Agent|
|4th||Xavier COOKS||Sydney Kings (NBL)|
|5||Mitch CREEK||Southeast Melbourne Phoenix (NBL)|
|6th||Matthew DELLAVEDOVA||Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)|
|7th||Dante EXUM||Houston Rockets (NBA)|
|8th||Josh GIDDEY||Adelaide 36ers (NBL)|
|9||Chris GOULDING||Melbourne United (NBL)|
|10||Josh GREEN||Dallas Mavericks (NBA)|
|11||Isaac HUMPHRIES||Adelaide 36ers (NBL)|
|12th||Joe INGLES||Utah Jazz (NBA)|
|13th||Nick KAY||Real Betis (Spain)|
|14th||Jock LANDAL||Melbourne United (NBL)|
|fifteen||Mitch McCARRON||Melbourne United (NBL)|
|16||Will McDOWELL-WHITE||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (NBA G League)|
|17th||Will MAGNAY||New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)|
|18th||Thon MAKER||NBA Free Agent|
|19th||Patty MILLS||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
|20th||Brock MOTUM||Galatasaray (Turkey)|
|21st||Mitch NORTON||Perth Wildcats (NBL)|
|22nd||Duop REATH||Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)|
|23||Ben SIMMONS||Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)|
|24||Matisse THYBULLE||Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)|
Seven of the 24 players represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics, including Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Ryan Broekhoff, Matthew Dellavedova, Chris Goulding and Brock Motum.
Five players receive their first call on the senior national team, including Josh Green, William McDowell-White, Will Magnay, Duop Reath and Matisse Thybulle.
The final 12-player Olympic list will be announced later this year by the Australian Olympic Committee.
Ranked # 3 in the FIBA world rankings, Australia is set to win its first Olympic medal under head coach Brian Goorjian, who will be training at its third Olympic Games.
Australia was drafted into Group B. with Nigeria and two unknown locations that will come from the two winners of the Olympic qualifying tournaments in Split, Croatia and Belgrade, Serbia.
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