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The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith
The Podium Pod Episode 9: Australian Boomers dominate Venezuela

The Podium Pod Episode 9: Australian Boomers dominate Venezuela

The first warmup game in this week's Boomers vs World series tipped off with a dominant win for Australia. Here's what the team saw.

Welcome to The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith, a new podcast series that aims to cover the Australian Boomers as they begin their quest for a medal once again, this time in the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup.

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Host Adam Webster will be leading the show together with journalist Tom Hersz and for longtime followers of The Pick and Roll, familiar faces and seasoned voices in Ben Mallis and Jacob Doole. Tom, Jacob and Ben will be travelling and following the action at ground level, adding their perspectives as the games play out.

In this episode: Adam and Jacob discuss both games from the Boomers vs World series on Monday night, where South Sudan took a loss against Brazil, and the Boomers came away with a comfortable win against Venezuela. Topics covered include South Sudan’s potential, Josh Giddey’s impressive show, Duop Reath’s fit and what could Chris Goulding’s injury mean, should it prove more than a minor concern? The team also checks in on games from the other national teams, including Canada, Germany and more.

Don't miss the Boomers vs World games this week as the Australian Boomers play a series of warmup games in Melbourne in preparation for the upcoming FIBA 2023 World Cup. These games will be live and free on the 9Network and 9Now.


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In addition to this podcast show, The Pick and Roll will be covering the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup over socials (@PickandRollAU) and editorial content on our website as always.

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The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith
The FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup awaits the Australian Boomers, with the Naismith Trophy as the goal! Embark on this #AussieHoops journey with host Adam Webster, as journalists Ben Mallis, Jacob Doole and Tom Hersz cover the Australian Boomers and head over to Okinawa, Japan and Manila in the Philippines at ground level.
Following on from a historical medal from the Tokyo Olympics, will the Australian men's national basketball team clinch a medal and podium finish once more? #FIBAWC #WinForAll