The Australian Boomers’ FIBA basketball World Cup hopes have received a major boost after being drawn in a favourable pool group.
The Boomers will go in as favourites in Group E alongside Germany, Finland and host nation Japan.
All three pool games will be played in Okinawa, Japan.
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Australia also received an advantageous path to the second group phase, should they finish in the top-two.
The Boomers are locked in to face the top two finishers of Group F (Slovenia, Georgia, Venezuela, Cape Verde).
This means Australia could face Luka Doncic’s Slovenia in a quarter-final, which would be a replay of the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics.
However, Slovenia are strong favourites to win Group F and would therefore avoid the Boomers in…