Duncan, Australia Begin WUG Play
July 3, 2015

Boise State rising junior Nick Duncan and Team Australia will open men’s basketball competition at the World University Games late Friday night, in Gwangju, South Korea. The opening game against Chinese Taipei is Friday at 9 p.m. Mountain Time (noon Saturday locally in Gwuangju).

Australia is in Pool C with Chinese Taipei, France, Japan, Finland and Lithuania. Duncan and the Uniroos will play five games in pool play before the top two teams from each of the four pools move on to the quarterfinals. The remaining teams will compete for places ninth through 24th.

Australia’s Pool Play Schedule (All Times Mountain)
July 3 Australia vs Chinese Taipei 9 p.m.
July 4 Australia vs France 11:59 p.m.
July 6 Australia vs Japan 9 p.m.
July 7 Australia vs Finland 11:30 p.m.
July 8 Australia vs Lithuania 9:30 p.m.

Keep up with the World University Games at the event’s official website www.gwangju2015.com.

Duncan will don his customary No. 13 while playing for the green and gold. He is the third-youngest member of the 12-member squad.

A native of Sydney, Australia, Duncan has experienced success on and off the court in his first two years as a Bronco. He has appeared in 66 of the team’s 68 games the last two seasons, including 41 starts. Duncan has a career scoring average of 7.1 points per game, including 9.4 per game as a sophomore. His career three-point shooting percentage is 39.3 percent.

In the classroom, Duncan carries a 3.898 grade-point average while majoring in international business. Before departing for training camp ahead of the World University Games he began interning with a financial institution in Boise, where he will continue working upon his return.

Former Boise State men’s basketball student-athlete Igor Hadziomerovic helped Australia to the silver medal at the 2013 World University Games, the best finish in the country’s history at the tournament.


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