The Australian national basketball teams have received a timely boost just before Rio with the announcement of a four-year sponsorship deal with Helloworld which includes the naming rights to the men’s national team and the Australian Junior Championships.
The Jayco Australian Sapphires are gold medallists at the Under-17 FIBA World Championships after defeating Italy 62-38 in the final to finish the tournament undefeated.
The Jayco Australian Sapphires have handed the USA their first ever loss in the history of the FIBA Under-17 World Championships, winning 73-60 to book a spot in the gold medal game early Sunday morning.
For the second time in the FIBA Under-17 World Championships, Australia have been unable to get past Canada, falling 96-58 in the classification rounds of the tournament.
Sheer dominance on the glass has not been enough for Australia to prevail in a 63-74 loss to Spain in the Quarter-Finals of the Under-17 World Championships.
The Australian Sapphires are through to the Semi-Finals of the FIBA Under-17 World Championships, using a dominant second half to defeat the Czech Republic 83-53.
The Jayco Australian Opals have finalised plans for their fourth and final camp on the Gold Coast from Thursday July 5-Monday July 11, at the culmination of which the team for August will be announced.
The Emerging Boomers have finished the first leg of their tour of China with a third consecutive victory, defeating Cameroon 87-60.
The Australian men have punched their ticket to the Quarter-Finals of the FIBA Under-17 World Championships, defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina 75-72 following a stunning 28-20 final term.
The Emerging Boomers have started their tour of China very well, recording victories against Serbia and the Liaoning Leopards in their first two games.