6”9’ forward Cam Bairstow will make his Olympic debut in Rio and is one of a number of talented big men in the Australian line up that will hope to push the side towards its first Olympic medal.
After impressing as a youngster in Australia he took up a scholarship at the University of New Mexico in 2010 and by 2013 was one of the side’s leading players as he was selected in the Mountain West Conference All-Tournament Team as one of the conference’s best players.
He got his chance in the green and gold at the Summer Universiade where he helped Australia win silver. Soon after he got his chance in the senior Australian side and helped the team win the 2013 Oceania Championship.
Bairstow was drafted to the Chicago Bulls as the 49th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft and went on to play 18 games in his rookie season. He returned to Australia to help the side defeat New Zealand and qualify for Rio. He averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds in 18 minutes in the two match series.
After his second season with the Bulls was interrupted by injury he was traded to the Detroit Pistons before he was waived and has now signed with the Brisbane Bullets for the 2016/17 NBL season.
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Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 1st – 2015 Oceania Championships (Melbourne & Wellington)
- 12th – 2014 World Cup (Spain)
- 1st – 2013 Oceania Championships (Canberra & Auckland)
- 2nd – 2013 Summer Universiade (Kazan, Russia)
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