Boomers announce 22-man squad for Paris Olympics

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10 of the Boomers’ Tokyo bronze-medal winners have been picked in the initial Paris Games squad.
10 of the Boomers’ Tokyo bronze-medal winners have been picked in the initial Paris Games squad.

An extended 22-man Boomers squad has been announced in preparation for this year’s Paris Olympics.

Ten players from Australia’s Tokyo 2020 bronze medal-winning side feature, including Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Josh Green, Matisse Thybulle, Dante Exum and Jock Landale.

There are 10 NBA-based stars in total at Brian Goorjian’s disposal, which also includes Josh Giddey and Dyson Daniels, and the squad will be trimmed to just 12 prior to a pre-Games training camp in July.

The most notable omission is the Brooklyn Nets’ Ben Simmons, who will have to wait for his Olympics debut due to another back injury suffered earlier this year.

The Boomers are coming off a disappointing 10th-placed finish at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, but secured automatic qualification for Paris as the highest-finishing team from Oceania.

22-MAN BOOMERS SQUAD FOR 2024 PARIS OLYMPICS:

Dyson Daniels, Matthew Dellavedova, Xavier Cooks, Dante Exum, Sam Froling, Johnny Furphy, Josh Giddey, Chris Goulding, Josh Green, Joe Ingles, Nick Kay, Jock Landale, Will Magnay, Will McDowell-White, Jack McVeigh, Patty Mills, Keanu Pinder, Duop Reath, Matisse Thybulle, Dejan Vasiljevic, Jack White, Rocco Zikarsky.

AAP