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Cameron Bairstow Named To Australia's FIBA World Cup team

Former Lobo Cameron Bairstow will compete with the Australian national team in next month's FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Lintao Zhang

Former New Mexico Lobo Cameron Bairstow started his breakout senior season last summer competing for his home country Australia in the World University Games.  Bairstow lead the Boomers in to a silver medal and a place on the first team of the World University Games all-tournament team.

His play during the WUG's landed him a spot on the Australian Senior team for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship. His play also put him on the radar of Pro scouts.

This summer Bairstow is now a member of the Chicago Bulls and now will get a chance to represent his home country of Australia in the FIBA World Cup. On Sunday, Bairstow was named to the 12-man Boomers roster. The Roster includes three other NBA players.

San Antonio Spurs NBA title-winner Aron Baynes; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova and 2014 draftees Dante Exum (Utah Jazz). Bairstow is following the footsteps of former Lobo/ Bull Luc Longley who played for the Boomers and is now a coach on the team.

The Boomers will travel to Europe on August 5th for a nine-game pre-FIBA exhibition tour. FIBA World Cup play starts on Aug. 30 with the final taking place on Sept. 14. Current Lobo Hugh Greenwood played in the Sino-Australia Challenge but was not named to the initial 18-man roster for the World Cup.