Australia names Olympic basketball squads
San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills will lead the
Australian men’s basketball team at the Olympics in the absence of
the injured Andrew Bogut, while Lauren Jackson and the women’s team
will be hunting for an elusive gold at London.
The Australian Olympic Committee said the men’s team announced
Friday brings together one of its strongest Olympic
The notable omission is Golden State Warriors center Bogut, who
is recovering from an ankle injury that will keep him off the court
at least until mid-August.
Australia’s women are led by four-time WNBA Most Valuable Player
Jackson, but will be without star guard and three-time WNBA
All-Star Penny Taylor, who is sidelined with a left knee
The Aussie women have lost in the final to the United States at
the past three Olympics.