Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team
|IWBF Zone||Asia Oceania|
|National Federation||Basketball Australia|
|Medals|| Gold: 1996, 2008
Silver: 2004, 2012
|Medals|| Gold: 2010
The Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team is the men's wheelchair basketball side that represents Australia in international competitions. The team is known as the Rollers. Australia took the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
Australia has competed at every men's wheelchair basketball tournament at the Paralympic Games since the first tournament in 1960. Kevin Coombs was Australia's the first captain of the men's wheelchair basketball team.
Athlete Classifications 
Athletes competing in Wheelchair Basketball are classified based on their capacity to perform the skills necessary to play. A player can have a classification of anywhere between 1 and 4.5 points. The higher the classification points, the more capacity the player has to perform the skills.
A team can have a five players on the court but must not exceed 14 classification points at any given time (the combined total of the player's individual classifications).
Classification is a process performed only by authorised classifiers using the classification rules of wheelchair basketball. In wheelchair basketball these rules are governed by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation.
Tournament record 
Performance in Paralympic Games 
- 1960 – 1
- 1964 – 3
- 1968 – 9th
- 1972 – 5
- 1976 – 10
- 1980 – 13th
- 1984 – 11th
- 1988 – 10th
- 1992 – 8th
- 1996 – Gold
- 2000 – 5th
- 2004 – Silver
- 2008 – Gold
- 2012 – Silver
Past Rosters 
1960 Summer Paralympics 
1996 Summer Paralympics 
- Team Members: Troy Andrews, Robert "Sandy" Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, Ben Cox, Stuart Ewin, David Gould, Gerard Hewson, Timothy Maloney, Nicholas Morris, Richard Oliver, David Selby, Troy Sachs
- Coaching Staff: Mark Walker (Head Coach), Evan Bennett (Assistant Coach) Graham Gould (Mechanic/Operations)
2004 Summer Paralympics 
Finished 2nd among 12 teams.
The Australian's were beaten by Canada 53:70 in the Gold Medal match.
- Team Members: David Selby, Grant Mizens, Campbell Message, Brendan Dowler, Brad Ness, Adrian King, Daryl Taylor, Andrew Flavel, Shaun Norris, Tristan Knowles, Troy Sachs, Justin Eveson
2008 Summer Paralympics 
Finished 1st among 12 teams.
The team beat Canada 72:60 in the Final
- Team Members: Justin Eveson, Tige Simmons, Grant Mizens, Michael Hartnett, Brendan Dowler, Dylan Alcott, Adrian King, Brett Stibners, Tristan Knowles, Troy Sachs, Shaun Norris, Brad Ness
2012 Summer Paralympics 
Finished 2nd among 12 teams.
The team was defeated by Canada 58:64 in the Gold Medal match.
|Number||Name||Date of birth||Points||Club|
|4||Justin Eveson||10 June 1980||4.5 point player||Perth Wheelcats|
|5||Bill Latham||20 November 1989||4 point player||Sydney Wheelkings|
|6||Brett Stibners||25 June 1979||4 point player||Wollongong Rollerhawks|
|7||Shaun Norris||2 April 1985||3 point player||Perth Wheelcats|
|8||Michael Hartnett||3 June 1982||1 point player||Perth Wheelcats|
|9||Tristan Knowles||25 April 1983||4 point player||Wollongong Rollerhawks|
|10||Jannik Blair||3 February 1992||1 point player||Dandenong Rangers|
|11||Tige Simmons||5 May 1977||1 point player||Brisbane Spinning Bullets|
|12||Grant Mizens||19 April 1977||2 point player||West Sydney Razorbacks|
|13||Dylan Alcott||4 December 1990||1 point player||Dandenong Rangers|
|14||Nick Taylor||18 January 1980||2 point player||Wollongong Rollerhwaks|
|15||Brad Ness||24 November 1974||4.5 point player||Perth Wheelkings|
- Coaching staff: Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Matteo Feriani (Assistant Coach), Tom Kyle (Assistant Coach)
See also 
- Kevin Coombs, Basketball Australia
- Kevin Coombs, Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
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- Sporting resume – David Gould, starwin.com.au
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- , International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
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