Hadziomerovic will be a junior at Boise State next season
June 6, 2013
PERTH, Australia - Boise State rising junior Igor Hadziomerovic was named to the Australian Boomers men's national team Thursday, and will compete in the Sino-Australia Challenge. Hadziomerovic will represent his native Australia on the senior-most national team for the first time in his career beginning Friday (June 7) in the first of four games against China.
Hadziomerovic was selected to the 12-man squad by head coach Andrej Lemanis after earning an invitation to the 20-man camp last month. He and the rest of the Boomers will take on a Chinese team with 10 players who represented China at the 2012 Olympics, including two with NBA experience.
The first two games of the series will be played in Perth before moving to China for the final two games. Below is the full schedule including tip-off times in Mountain Daylight Time.
The Boise State guard is one of two collegiate student-athletes on the Australian team. Hadziomerovic joins Cameron Bairstow of New Mexico on the roster.
The selection to the Boomers squad is the first step in what Hadziomerovic hopes is a busy summer. The Melbourne, Australia, native is also vying for a spot on the 2013 World University Games team. The World University Games will take place July 6-17, in Kazan, Russia. The Australian team, known as the Emerging Boomers, will also be led by Lemanis and the roster will be announced later this month.
Friday, June 7
4:30 a.m. (MT)
Perth, WA, Australia (Perth Arena)
Sunday, June 9
Perth, WA, Australia (WA Basketball Centre)
Wednesday, June 12
5:30 a.m. (MT)
Tianjin City, China
Friday, June 14
5:30 a.m. (MT)
Yongcheng City, China
Future Bronco Duncan Leads Australian Emus (U-19)
Boise State incoming freshman Nicholas Duncan helped the Australian Emus to three wins during a six-game European tour in preparation for the upcoming FIBA U19 Word Championships.
Duncan, who captained the team for the trip, averaged 13 points per contest during a three-game set against the Czech Republic May 26-28. The Emus took two the final two games to claim the series.
Days later Duncan scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a win against Lithuania. He scored 14 points in a two-point loss during game two before resting the final game of the trip, another narrow defeat.
The World Championships will be played June 27-July 7, in Prague, Czech Republic. Australia will begin play in Group C with Brazil, Senegal and Serbia.
Duncan was a member of the 2011 U17 squad which took silver at the FIBA U17 World Championships, leading Australia in rebounding.
Hadziomerovic and fellow Bronco Anthony Drmic represented Australia at the 2011 U19 World Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals.