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Australia’s Boomers Finalize Olympic Squad, Surprising Omissions and New Additions Revealed

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Australia's Boomers Finalize Olympic Squad, Surprising Omissions And New Additions Revealed

The Australian Boomers team for the 2024 Paris Olympics has been finalized, featuring some surprising omissions and fresh faces. The 12-man squad includes NBA talents like Josh Giddey, Jock Landale, and Patty Mills alongside newcomers Jack McVeigh and Will Magnay from the Tasmania JackJumpers, set to make their Olympic debut. Other returning players include Dyson Daniels, Joe Ingles, and Danté Exum.

Matthew Dellavedova and Nick Kay, both part of the Tokyo Olympics bronze medal-winning team, complete the roster. The final squad, led by coach Brian Goorjian, saw unexpected exclusions in Matisse Thybulle, Xavier Cooks, Chris Goulding, Jack White, and Dejan Vasiljevic. The team composition still awaits approval from the Australian Olympic Committee.

Noteworthy inclusions are Josh Green, Duop Reath, and Joe Ingles, who will match Andrew Gaze‘s record of five Olympic appearances. For Mills and Dellavedova, it will mark their fifth and fourth Olympic outings, respectively. Debutants Giddey, Daniels, McVeigh, and Magnay bring fresh energy to the squad.

Australia’s group in the Paris Olympics includes challenging matchups against Canada, with stars like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jamal Murray, as well as potential clashes with Slovenia’s Luka Doncic and Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Boomers will head to Abu Dhabi for exhibition games against Team USA and Serbia before the Olympics kick off.

Rachel Adams

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