Team Cameroon and Canada will make their awaited Commonwealth Games Basketball debut in the GC2018 men’s competition.
The Australian Boomers will be looking to add to their Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games (M2006) gold medal success, which was the last and only time spectators witnessed Basketball on the Commonwealth Games sports program.
Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand will be determined to turn the tables on Australia at GC2018 after losing the M2006 gold medal playoff game (81-76).
And no one is more excited for the basketball competing nations announcement than FIBA Oceania Executive Director David Crocker.
FIBA is excited to have the best teams from the Commonwealth competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in three great Basketball cities and communities.
FIBA’s new competition system will see national team Basketball occurring every three months and the Commonwealth Games is another opportunity for the national team stars to shine on a global stage.
GOLDOC Chairman Peter Beattie AC is excited to see basketball make its appearance once again on the Commonwealth Games program.
We are excited to have Basketball featuring on the Commonwealth Games program for only the second time in history and to have several nations making their debuts is certainly going to add to the occasion.
The GC2018 Basketball competition will feature eight teams in both men’s and women’s competitions.