Australia basketball team to play Pac-12 team in exhibitions
NEW YORK (AP) The Australian basketball team will host a team of players from the Pac-12 Conference for a pair of exhibition games before the Olympics.
The games against the Pac-12 College All-Stars will take place on July 12 and 14 at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne, says John Eren, Australia's Minister for Major Events, Sport and Tourism.
The Australians are expected to be without Golden State center Andrew Bogut, who injured his left knee in the NBA Finals and could be out two months, but could still have NBA players such as Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills, Joe Ingles and Aron Baynes.
Basketball Australia CEO Anthony Moore says Thursday the Boomers have ''one of the strongest men's teams Australia has ever seen going into an Olympic Games.''
Former Stanford and California coach Mike Montgomery will lead the Pac-12 squad, which includes: Tra Holder (Arizona State), Kadeem Allen and Chance Comanche (Arizona), Jordan McLaughlin (Southern Cal), Stevie Thompson and Drew Eubanks (Oregon State), Lorenzo Bonham (Utah), Dorian Pickens (Stanford), Matisse Thybulle (Washington), Stephen Domingo (California), Wesley Gordon (Colorado), and Josh Hawkinson (Washington State).