Pac-12 All-Star Games Versus Australian National Team to be Televised

SAN FRANCISCO – In line with the Pac-12 Global initiative, Pac-12 Networks will televise the men’s basketball exhibition games between the Pac-12 All-Star team, featuring WSU rising-senior forward Josh Hawkinson, and the Australian Men’s National Team – known as the Australian Boomers – July 12 and July 14. The games are part of the Boomers’ preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Among the 17 finalists for the Australian Men’s National Team Olympic roster are two former Washington State men’s basketball standouts in Aron Baynes (2006-09) and Brock Motum (2010-13). Currently a member of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, Baynes competed with Australia in the 2012 Olympics. Along with those two, the Boomers’ potential Olympic Games roster includes current NBA players Cameron Bairstow, Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, Joe Ingles and Patrick Mills.

Joining 2016 honorable mention All-Pac-12 performer Hawkinson, are fellow honorable mention performer, Jordan McLaughlin of USC and 2016 honorable mention Pac-12 All-Defensive Team selection Wesley Gordon of Colorado. Those three will be joined by Kadeem Allen and Chance Comanche of Arizona, Tra Holder of Arizona State, Stephen Domingo of California, Drew Eubanks and Stephen Thompson, Jr. of Oregon State, Dorian Pickens of Stanford, Lorenzo Bonam of Utah and Matisse Thybulle of Washington.

Play-by-play announcer Roxy Bernstein and analyst Don MacLean will have the call from Pac-12 Networks HQ. The games will air live at 2:30 a.m. PT on July 12 and at 2:30 a.m. PT on July 14, with re-airs at 6 p.m. PT each day on Pac-12 Network.

Coached by Pac-12 Networks men’s basketball analyst and College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Montgomery, the Pac-12 all-star team is comprised of 12 student-athletes from 10 member schools.

“I am really excited to coach this outstanding group of players from the Pac 12,” said Montgomery. “It is a great opportunity to represent our great conference against the highest caliber competition in a great and beautiful country. It is a great challenge, one that will stretch our young players to compete and play together.”

The group embarks on the tour from July 9-14. The trip will provide student-athletes the opportunity to experience Australian culture, visit historic landmarks, and engage in off-the-court activities.

See below for additional air times on each network:

Tuesday, July 12

Pac-12 Network – 6 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Arizona – 7 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Bay Area – 6 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Los Angeles – 6 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Mountain – 7 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Oregon – 7 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Washington – 6 p.m. PT

Thursday, July 14

Pac-12 Network – 6 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Arizona – 7 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Bay Area – 6 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Los Angeles – 6 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Mountain – 6 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Oregon – 7 p.m. PT

Pac-12 Washington – 6 p.m. PT

About Pac-12 Networks

Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference, and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites, and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial, and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to http://pac-12.com/networks.

About Pac-12 Global

Founded in 2011, Pac-12 Global is an unprecedented effort to proactively promote the Conference and its member institutions globally through student-athlete exchanges and sport. The Initiative uses the shared passion of athletics to support the ambitious international strategies that many of our universities have embarked on to extend their reach around the world. For more information on the initiative and its history, go to www.pac-12.com/global.

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