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England U18s Defeat Slovenia to Remain on Track for 9th Place

April 24, 2014

England Under-18s remain on track for ninth place at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament after defeating Slovenia 82-69 on Thursday afternoon. Right from the outset it was clear the game would remain tight, Slovenia got a seven point lead in the middle of the first quarter but by the end of the period the deficit was […]

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England U18s Cruise Past Japan at Albert Schweitzer Tournament

April 23, 2014

England Under-18s used a dominant second quarter to cruise past Japan, 86-63, on Wednesday afternoon at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany. Pharroh Gordon led England for the second time, scoring 15 points, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye added 14, whilst Deane Williams, Aaron Menzies and Theo Oghide had 10 each. Though the first quarter remained close, England used […]

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EBL Senior National Final Fours Preview

April 23, 2014

The EBL season comes to a close this coming weekend at the Amaechi Centre in Manchester with the Division 1 Final Fours and Division 2 Playoff Final. Who will join Liverpool (D4) and London Greenhouse Pioneers (D3) as playoff champs? EBL Division 1 In the Division 1 playoffs the weekend will take a Final-Four format […]

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Kingsley Okoroh Signs with University of California at Berkeley

April 23, 2014

Kingsley Okoroh has signed his National Letter of Intent to NCAA Division 1 school University of California at Berkeley. The 7’1″ big man from Derby has spent this season at West Wind Prep school in Arizona, averaging 16 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks per game, after moving there from Findlay Prep the season before. […]

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Chris Tawiah Signs Letter of Intent to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

April 23, 2014

Chris Tawiah has signed a National Letter of Intent to NCAA Division 1 school Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The 6’9″ 243lb centre originally from Milton Keynes, will have two years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Islanders. “With Zane Knowles’ graduation, we knew we had a big hole to fill at the 5,” head coach […]

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Doug Leichner, James Vear to Return as GB U20 Coaching Staff

April 22, 2014

British Basketball have announced that Head Coach Douglas Leichner will return to the helm of the Great Britain Under-20s this summer, along with Assistant James Vear, plus new addition Andreas Kapoulas who will carry out Performance Analyst duties. Leichner and Vear helped guide the Under-20s to their most successful ever summer in 2013, gaining promotion […]

England U18s to Play for Ninth After Loss to Sweden

April 21, 2014

England Under-18s can finish no higher than ninth in the Albert Schweitzer Tournament after falling 71-56 to Sweden on Monday afternoon. With the winner of the match-up advancing to the second round and the loser not, it was all to play for but England, already without Josh Steel, were dealt an early blow when big […]

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Freeland Has Finally Found Role with Portland as Playoffs Begin

April 21, 2014

On the same day Great Britain and Portland Trail Blazers forward Joel Freeland was set to make his NBA Playoffs debut he has opened up about his new found role this season, which allowed him to become an integral part of the Blazers rotation. “I’ve finally found my role on this team,” Freeland said in […]

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England U18s Come Up Short Against Serbia

April 21, 2014

England Under-18s dropped to 1-1 at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany, as they fell 64-60 at the hands of Serbia on Sunday afternoon. England remained neck and neck with the Serbians throughout, but marred by foul trouble, with both Theo Oghide and Deane Williams fouling out, the final hurdle proved too much to climb. […]

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Freeland: ‘UK Sport Not Showing GB The Respect They Deserve’

April 20, 2014

Portland Trail Blazers and GB star Joel Freeland has voiced his displeasure at UK Sport’s recent decision to cut British Basketball’s funding to 0 and worries that an entire generation of talent could be lost without financial backing for the elite arm of basketball in Britain. “That’s not showing the team the respect that they […]