Boom bas­ket­ball times

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The 6’8” for­ward helped his team se­cure an au­to­matic bid to the tour­na­ment with a 10point, 11-re­bound dou­ble-dou­ble in last week­end’s Big Sky cham­pi­onship.

With up­wards of 300 Aus­tralians in the col­lege bas­ket­ball ranks, Ben Sim­mons mak­ing an im­pact in the NBA, the do­mes­tic league on the up and the na­tional team seem­ingly on track to break their medal hoodoo at the next Olympics, Aus­tralian bas­ket­ball is “boom­ing”. (above)

THE next wave of elite Aus­tralian bas­ket­ball tal­ent will be on show at this year’s US col­lege bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment, also known as March Madness.

While the an­tipodean-stacked Saint Mary’s (with six Aussies, in­clud­ing star big man Jock Lan­dale) was un­lucky to miss out, eight Aus­tralians will still take to the court.

Fabi­jan Krslovic who has been play­ing a key start­ing role for No.14-seed Mon­tana, is one to watch.

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