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Ali Fraser Forced Out of GB Squad with Knee Injury

July 22, 2014 16:54 pm 1 comment

by Sam Neter

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Scotland international Alasdair Fraser has withdrawn from the Great Britain squad for this summer’s EuroBasket qualifiers.

The 21 year-old, who won 12 GB caps after making his debut against Puerto Rico at the Copper Box last year has picked up a knee injury and will take no further part in camp. No replacement will be called up at this time.

“I am obviously disappointed not to be able to compete for GB this summer but I wish the team and everyone involved great success,” Fraser, who did not play in either of GB’s games against Latvia this weekend, told gbbasketball.com. “I am sure they will do a great job and secure qualification for EuroBasket.”

This leaves a squad of 13 for the upcoming preparation games against Belgium, following Conner Washington’s release from camp last week. Matthew Bryan-Amaning has arrived in camp but will play no part this weekend, while questions remain around Ogo Adegboye who received no mention in GB’s latest press update.

GB Squad for Prep Games vs Belgium

(Fri 25th July/Sat 26th July)
Kieron Achara, Forward 6’10, Avellino, ITA Scotland
Devan Bailey, Guard, 6’2″, Cheshire Phoenix, England
Eric Boateng, Centre, 6’10 Pau, FRA, England
Dan Clark, Forward, 6’11, Unattached, England
Paul Guede, Guard, 6’5 Prievidza, SLO, England
Ashley Hamilton, Forward 6’7 Reggio Calabria, Italy, England
Myles Hesson, Forward, 6’6, Giessen 46ers, GER, England
Orlan Jackman, Guard/Forward, 6’6, Iserlohn Kangaroos, GER, England
Kyle Johnson, Guard, 6’5 Cremona, ITA, England
Ben Mockford, Guard, 6’2 St Francis-Brooklyn, NY, England
Gareth Murray, Forward 6’7, Glasgow Rocks Scotland
Drew Sullivan, Forward 6’8, Leicester Riders England
Devon Van Oostrum, Point Guard 6’3, Laboral Kutxa, ESP England

Following their return from Belgium, the team will play in a four team tournament in Georgia. Those games will complete GB’s preparation before their EuroBasket 2015 Qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iceland.

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