National Teams

Initial 30-Player England U16 Squad Named

October 18, 2011 20:42 pm 24 comments

by Sam Neter

England Basketball has today announced an intial squad of thirty players to be invited to the first England Under-16 camp on October 27 & 28 at Filton College, Bristol.

The team will be coached by newly appointed head coach Andreas Kapoulas as they prepare for their first season in Division A in next year’s European Championships.

Head of Performance Warwick Cann commented:

“The U16 programme in preparation for Division A competition next summer, commences in October half-term. It will be the start of a lot of hard work which will require all squad players to do additional work away from club and National commitments to ensure that we are up to standard.”

The initial Under-16 squad, which features a number of players from east London club NASSA, is as follows:

Toluwaloju Awojobi, Reading Rockets
Marko Backovic, City of Sheffield
Emanuel Burton, Northampton Nets
Liam Carpenter, Medway Park Crusaders
Laurie Costello, Gloucester Blazers
David Couchman, Medway Park Crusaders
Harry Cox, Solent Kestrels
Thomas Elliott-Smith, Plymouth Marjon
Charlie Fitch, Cambridge Cats
Nathan Flynn, Worthing Thunder
Ricardo Guddemi, Hemel Storm
Sedale Hanson-Young, Birmingham A’s
Emmanuel Inwang, Bradford Dragons
Elliott James, Solent Kestrels
Calvin Kintu, NASSA
Myles Laurent-Smart, NASSA
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, NASSA
Callum Lawson, Coventry Crusaders
Benjamin Maranan, NASSA
Jamie Moroney, Hertfordshire Warriors
Joe Junior Mvuezolo, NASSA
Earl Russell, Warrington Jets
Tyler Russell, Medway Park Crusaders
Benedict Seipt, Guildford Heat
Joshua Steel, BA Leopards
Joseph Swindells, Manchester Magic
Laurence Watsham, Ipswich
Marcus Welsh, City of Sheffield
Patrick Whelan, Manchester Magic
Kwame Yeboah, Brentwood Fire

What do you think of the initial squad? Who is likely to star? Anyone missing?

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