It promises to be an Australian Boomers team like none that have come before but their goal remains the same – win the team's first gold medal.

Basketball Australia revealed the 17-man Boomers squad on Thursday for a selection camp in Melbourne in August ahead of the FIBA World Cup in China.

Ben Simmons announced he was playing last week instantly elevating already high hopes the team could go one better than the heart-breaking fourth-place finish in Rio.

As expected Rio Olympians Andrew Bogut, Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Chris Goulding and Brock Motum were named but newcomers such as Simmons, Jonah Bolden, Mitch Creek, Deng Adel and Jock Landale could have roles to play despite being rookies at major tournament level.

While nine current NBA players were named, including Bogut who won NBL MVP with Sydney Kings this year before being called back to the Golden State Warriors, the NBL were big winners with Nick Kay, Mitch McCarron, Todd Blanchfield, Nathan Sobey, Cameron Gliddon and Goulding all named and they will push for places in the final 12.