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Luc Longley is an Australian Basketball Legend who was the first Australian to play in the NBA, where he played for 10 seasons. During his time in the NBA he appeared in teams such as the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks, winning three NBA championships with the Bulls between '96-'98. As well as his illustrious career in the American national league, Longley has represented his country on an International scale as both a player and now a coach. Making his debut for the Australian Boomers in 1988, Longley went on to be the preferred center starter for twelve years, and recently joined the team as the assistant coach in 2013.
The 3x Olympian started his Basketball career at the Belmont Redbacks District Basketball club in Perth before being recruited out of Scotch College by the University of New Mexico's head basketball coach Gary Colson. Whilst Longley attended the University of New Mexico between '87 & '91, he also attended the Soul Olympics with the Australian Boomers, where they came fourth overall - being the best result the team has achieved in the Olympic competition. Longley has represented the Boomers in 3 Summer Olympics campaigns (1988, 1992 and 2000), and the FIBA World Championships in 1990.
- 3× NBA champion (1996–1998)
- 2× SBL champion (1989, 1990)
- Gaze Medal winner (1989)
- Australian Basketball Hall of Fame (2006)
- Australian Sport Hall of Fame (2009)
- 2× First-team All-WAC (1990, 1991)