The side has just returned from a training camp in Belgium which gave Bucknall a further chance to evaluate the team. Talking on their return, he said:
“The training camp in Mons, Belgium was useful and gave us the final extended opportunity to view the team up-close and personal. This camp provided us with further evaluations of players but also gave us a chance to observe team dynamics and chemistry.
“The training was vigorous and precise and incorporated all aspect of the British Basketball AoE, including physical, mental, technical and tactical. We have now trimmed the squad down to 14 players whom are in contention for making the team for Bosnia.”
England Under-18 Fourteen Man Squad
Elvisi Dusha, London United
Rowell Graham, Lewisham Thunder
Tyrell Isaacs, Westminster Warriors
Ben Mead, Ipswich
Luke Nelson, Reading Rockets
Kingsley Okoroh, Findlay Prep, USA
Tamas Okros, Manchester
Dwayne Orija, Barking Abbey
Legend Robertin, Barking Abbey
David Sainsbury-Garcia, Asefa Estudiantes, Spain
Elliott Sentance, Leicester Warriors
Morayo Soluade, Unicaja Malaga, Spain
Jordan Spencer, Milton Keynes Lions
Lucas Stivrins, USA
Sharpshooter Sam Round, and forward Josh Guddemi are the two players who have been released since the last 16 man squad was announced, as well as Connor Stuart, who has been replaced by point guard Jordan Spencer.
England will head to Leicester tomorrow to play a three game series against Leicester (tip-off times at Braunstone – Friday, 20:00, Saturday 15:30 and Gateway-Sunday 11:00).
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