The draw for the first-ever 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place this morning at 10 a.m. (Pacific) live online here. Australia should feature at least two former Saint Mary’s and current NBA players in Patrick Mills and Matthew Dellavedova – the starting backcourt of the Aussie squad that advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2012 London Olympics.
The Boomers go into the draw as the top seeded team out of the region after defeating New Zealand to claim the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in Spain from 30 August to 14 September 2014.
The Preliminary Round will be played in Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Granada and Seville (30 August-4 September). The Final Round will take place in the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona and in the Palacio de los Deportes of Madrid (6-14 September).
The FIBA Basketball World Cup, known from 1950 until 2010 as the FIBA World Championship, is the flagship event of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
The winners of the FIBA Basketball World Cup get to celebrate their crowning moment by holding aloft the Naismith Trophy, named after the inventor of basketball, Dr James Naismith.