Basketball is a huge sport in Australia. It has the second highest participation as a team sport with over 1 million players. The first recorded basketball game was in the 1890’s and today the National Basketball League (NBL) is the dominant pro league in the country. The national team the “Boomers” won 4th place at the Olympics in 1988, 1996, 2000 and 2016.
The NBL raised its profile in the USA with players such as LaMelo Ball and R. J. Hampton, two highly rated NBA 2020 draft picks, selecting the league over a top American college.
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