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Mitch Creek named in Boomers FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

Horsham basketball star Mitch Creek has been selected to join fellow NBL stars David Barlow and Nathan Sobey in a 24-player Boomers squad alongside Chris Goulding and Cameron Gliddon FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in February.

Creek is starring for the Melbourne Phoenix and played  in the Boomers team that finished fourth at the FIBA World Cup in September.

He is one of seven Victorians selected in the squad.

With Boomers Head Coach Brett Brown unavailable due to NBA commitments, Will Weaver will take on the role of head coach with Adam Caporn and CJ Bruton as his assistants.

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“We’re fortunate to have so many talented players eager to step up whenever they have the chance to represent Australia,” Weaver said.

“It’s always a tremendous honour to be part of the Boomers program and we are excited for this group to start the journey of qualifying for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup on home soil against New Zealand in Brisbane.”

The final team for the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifier will be announced ahead of the first game.

The team will play at home in the opening game against New Zealand on February 20 at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena. The Boomers will then be hosted by Hong Kong on February 23.

Basketball Victoria


The Australian Boomers Squad:

*Victorian players in bold


Anthony Drmic Adelaide 36ers
Harry Froling Adelaide 36ers
Nathan Sobey Brisbane Bullets
Cameron Gliddon Brisbane Bullets
Matthew Hodgson Brisbane Bullets
Jason Cadee Brisbane Bullets
Will Magnay Brisbane Bullets
Tamuri Wigness Centre of Excellence
Kouat Noi Cairns Taipans
Mirko Djeric Cairns Taipans
Josh Giddey NBA Global Academy
Todd Blanchfield Illawarra Hawks
Daniel Grida Illawarra Hawks
Emmett Naar Illawarra Hawks
Sunday Dech Illawarra Hawks
Sam Froling Illawarra Hawks
Angus Glover Illawarra Hawks
Chris Goulding Melbourne United
David Barlow Melbourne United
Mitch McCarron Melbourne United
Mitch Creek South East Melbourne Phoenix
Dane Pineau South East Melbourne Phoenix
Kyle Adnam South East Melbourne Phoenix
Adam Gibson South East Melbourne Phoenix