Brock Motum will head to his first Olympic Games in Rio after playing in his first major tournament for Australia at the 2014 World Cup. He featured in the Australian side that defeated New Zealand to qualify for Rio alongside an impressive line-up of big men that also included Andrew Bogut, David Andersen and Cam Bairstow.
Motum moved to the US in 2009 where he began a four-year college career with Washington State University. His first and last seasons were his most prolific averaging 18.0 and 18.7 points per game but he wasn’t picked up in the 2013 NBA draft.
The 6’10” big man has since had stints playing for Granarolo Bolgna in Italy, the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL and now lines up for Lithuanian club Zalgiris Kaunas. He played a key role for the side who won the 2015 and 2016 Championships.
He was a part of the Australian side that finished 12th at the 2014 World Cup before helping Australia win the 2015 Oceania Championships and qualify for the Rio Olympic Games.
Motum went close to making an NBA roster on two occasions, having had brief stints with the Utah Jazz but is yet to play a game in regular-season game in the NBA.
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- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 1st – 2016 Lithuanian Championship: Playing for BC Žalgiris (Lithuania)
- 1st – 2015 Oceania Championships (Melbourne & Wellington)
- 1st – 2015 Lithuanian Championship: Playing for BC Žalgiris (Lithuania)
- 12th – 2014 World Cup (Spain)
- Winning the 2015 Oceania Championships to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games
- Getting selected to the final team for Rio 2016
- Warrigal Road State School (QLD, Australia)
- Brisbane State High School (QLD, Australia)
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Washington State University
Andrej Lemanis (2013 - current)
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