BATON ROUGE – Former LSU Basketball player Duop Reath and the Australia National Team will begin Olympic Basketball group play early Sunday morning at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The Boomers, in Group B, will face Nigeria in their opening game that will tip at 3:20 a.m. CDT and will be available on NBCOlympics.com.
The other group games are set against Italy at 3:20 a.m. on July 28 (NBCOlympics.com) and against Germany on July 31, also at 3:20 a.m. The Germany game will be shown live on NBCOlympics.com and replayed later in the day on USA Network at 9:30 a.m.
Reath played at LSU during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 season, playing a total of 64 games for the Tigers. His career averages were 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. His final season was Coach Will Wade’s first season and the team went to the round of 16 in the NIT.
The 6-11 native of South Sudan who moved to Australia with his family as a youngster, played professionally primarily in leagues in Serbia in the past three years. He signed in June of this year with the Illawarra Hawks of Australia’s National Basketball League.