Thursday, 27 May 2010

Great Britain name Futures squad

Great Britain’s newly-established Under-23 squad has been named for a four team tournament in Lille from June 18-20 against France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Chris Finch will take charge of the GB Futures team with Paul James, the head coach of England Senior Men and BBL team Worcester Wolves, as his assistant.
And the roster includes senior cap Justin Robinson as well as several Under-20 players.

British Basketball Performance Director, Chris Spice, believes that this tournament is an exciting opportunity for British Basketball and it is a programme that fits within the existing ‘Towards 2016’ strategy.

“Our vision was to create a programme that will keep developing long beyond the delivery of 2012, and the Future’s team is just one of many strands in place to ensure this happens.

“We take the legacy of the sport very seriously, and to have the commitment of Chris Finch is a demonstration of this. We believe that the selected players will be an important part in the long term future of the GB team.

“It will be a challenging programme, but it will provide the players a lot of experience and game time, whilst also receiving some of the best coaching GB has to offer. I have no doubt that all the selected players will take this opportunity to ensure they are an important part of British Basketball for years to come.”

The team will assemble on the 14 June for three days of training, before heading to Lille which will see them take on France (18 June), Belgium (19 June) and Luxembourg (20 June).

The players selected for the GB Futures Team are:

Adegboye, Ogo - Saint Bonavenutre University, USA
Bailey, Devan - Central Connecticut State, USA
Bryan-Amaning, Matthew - University of Washington, USA
Sturt, Adrien - Dexia Mons-Hainaut, Belguim
Eaves, Ben - Rhode Island University, USA
Guymon, Matt - unattached
Hamilton, Ashley - Loyola Maramount University, USA
Potter, Liam - Sacred Heart University, USA
Robinson, Justin Jones - Rider University, USA
Sing, Colin - Essex Pirates, UK


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