Boomers shaping as the 2017 Asian Cup favour…

The Australian Boomers have been drawn in Group D for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup tournament that will take place in Beirut, Lebanon from 8-20 August. Making their debut in the event alongside New Zealand as part of the revised FIBA World Cup qualification system, the Boomers have drawn Japan, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei in the group stage. The Boomers will go in as heavy favourites in their group with the second highest ranked team in the group sitting at a lowly world ranking of 48th. With the tournament undergoing a revamp, the Asia Cup will now be contested every four years.

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