Two Boomers withdrawn from GC2018


Commonwealth Games Australia wishes to advise that Lucas Walker and Mitch Norton have been added to the Boomers squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Walker and Norton replace Mitchell Creek and Matthew Hodgson who have been withdrawn from the team.

Walker brings a strong season with the Perth Wildcats into the Commonwealth Games as well as experience from playing in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.

Norton returned from a thumb injury in the Boomers recent Asian Qualifier for the FIBA World Cup and will take his place in his first Commonwealth Games.

The Boomers first pool match will be played against Canada on April 6 at the Cairns Convention Centre.

The 12-man Boomers squad is as follows:

Angus Brandt
Jason Cadee
Cameron Gliddon
Christopher Goulding
Nicholas Kay
Daniel Kickert
Damian Martin
Brad Newley
Mitchell Norton
Nathan Sobey
Jesse Wagstaff
Lucas Walker


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