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.