Ray Borner

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Ray Borner
Personal information
Born (1962-05-27) 27 May 1962 (age 53)
Ballarat, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Listed height 208 cm (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight 114 kg (251 lb)
Career information
College LSU (1981–1982)
Pro career 1980–2001
Position Centre
Career history
1980–1985 Coburg Giants
1986–1988 Illawarra Hawks
1989–1992 North Melbourne Giants
1993–1994 Geelong Supercats
1995–2000 Canberra Cannons
2001 Wollongong Hawks
Career highlights and awards

Ray Helmut Borner AM (born 27 May 1962) is a former Australian basketball player who competed in the National Basketball League. He was named as the NBL's Most Valuable Player for the 1985 season, becoming the first Australian born player to win the award.

Ray Borner played 518 NBL games over 22 seasons for four separate teams: Coburg/North Melbourne Giants, Illawarra Hawks, Geelong Supercats and Canberra Cannons.[1][2] Borner won his only NBL Championship in 1989 as a member of the North Melbourne Giants who defeated the Canberra Cannons 2-0 in the best of 3 Grand Final series.

Borner, a 6'10" (208 cm) tall Centre, also competed for the Boomers in four Summer Olympic Games: 1984 in Los Angeles, 1988 in Seoul, 1992 in Barcelona, and 1996 in Atlanta.[1]

Ray Borner was inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and was awarded the Order of Australia medal on Australia Day in 2009.


  1. ^ a b Howell, Stephen (18 September 2002). "Borner still has that Olympic dream". The Age. 
  2. ^ "Basketball Media Release: Four enter NBL Hall of Fame". sportsaustralia.com. 10 June 2006. Retrieved 4 February 2010.