Greenwood One of Five Collegians Added to Australian Boomers for Olympic Tryouts

May 2, 2012

Hugh Greenwood, one of three freshman point guards to start for a top 25 team last season, has officially been added to the roster of 25 for the Australian Boomers. The Boomers will begin working out June 3 in preparations for the London Olympics.

Greenwood is one of five U.S. Collegians on the roster, which will eventually be cut to 12 for the Olympic games. Along with Hugh is fellow Mountain Wester Anthony Drmic of Boise State, Washington State's Brock Motum, Saint Mary's Matthew Dellavedova, and Ryan Broekhoff of Valparasio. The remainder of the squad is made up of players from the NBA, the NBL (Australian), and the Euro Leagues.

The Australian Boomers are coached by Brett Brown, who will oversee the tryout camps.

"Our coaching staff is excited to extend invitations to this group of athletes who have earned the right to be considered for the Boomers London Olympic Games team," said Brown.

The Boomers' 2012 preparations continue on 3 June, where the available members of the squad will gather in Perth for Camp 1. Australia is slotted into Group B with Brazil, China, Great Britian, and Spain, plus the winner of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament between Angola, Nigeria, Jordan, and Korea.

2012 Australia Boomers 25-Man Roster
Name Position Club/School
David Andersen Center Montepaschi Siena
David Barlow Guard/Forward UCAM Murcia
Aaron Baynes Center Ikaros Kallitheas
Anatoly Bose Guard Sydney Kings
Ryan Broekhoff Guard/Forward Valparaiso
Peter Crawford Guard Townsville Crocodiles
Mitch Creek Forward Adelaide 36ers
Matt Dellavedova Guard Saint Mary's
Adam Gibson Guard Gold Coast Blaze
Joe Ingles Forward Regal FC Barcelona
Nathan Jawai Forward UNCIS Kazan
Julian Khazzouh Center Sydney Kings
Daniel Kickert Forward PGE Turow
Matt Knight Forward/Center Perth Wildcats
Aleks Maric Center Panathinaikos
Damian Martin Guard Perth Wildcats
Patrick Mills Guard San Antonio Spurs
Brock Motum Forward Washington State
Brad Newley Guard/Forward Valencia
Matthew Nielsen Forward BC Khimki
A.J. Ogilvy Forward/Center Valencia
Jesse Wagstaff Forward Perth Wildcats
Mark Worthington Forward Gold Coast Blaze