Great Britain name final 12 for EuroBasket 2017 qualification campaign

Great Britain have finalised their 12 for this summer’s EuroBasket 2017 qualification campaign which starts on Wednesday.

Joe Hart, Fahro Alihodzic and Rob Gilchrist have been released from camp and the remaining members of the squad will fly out on Tuesday to Kecskemet where they will face Hungary a daty later with a tip-off time of 1900 BST.

The full squad is as follows:

Number Name Height Position
0 Ben MOCKFORD 6’2 Guard
1 Will SAUNDERS 6’7 Forward
4 Andrew LAWRENCE (pictured) 6’3 Guard
5 Teddy OKEREAFOR 6’3 Guard
6 Kyle JOHNSON 6’4 Forward
7 Ben GORDON 6’3 Guard
10 Dan CLARK 6’10 Forward
11 Gareth MURRAY 6’7 Forward
13 Eric BOATENG 6’11 Centre
20 Kieron ACHARA 6’10 Forward
21 Alex YOUNG 6’2 Guard
25 Gabe OLASENI 6’10 Centre

Head Coach Joe Prunty said, “Joe, Robert, and Fahro worked extremely hard during their time in camp.  We appreciate their efforts and know they are still a part of the programme moving forward.”

“We have had a competitive preparation phase, both with our games and within our practices.  We have developed very good chemistry and have a unified team ready to compete in our pool.”

Following Wednesday’s opener in Hungary, come three crucial home qualifiers in the space of a week, all of them played in the Copper Box Arena.

Macedonia are the first to travel to the Olympic Park for this Saturday’s game which begins at 6.30pm.  Luxembourg follow on Wednesday September 7th in an encounter which tips off at 7pm.

The week is concluded on Saturday September 10th, with the Festival of Basketball taking place prior to the return fixture with Hungary.

Source: GB Basketball
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