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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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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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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 […]

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England U16s Fall to Slovakia

April 20, 2014

England Under-16s ended their preparation tournament in Slovakia with a 69-63 loss to the host country. After going down early and trailing through, England fought back to take the lead with 6 minutes left in the third but Slovakia managed to regain control heading into the fourth. From there they didn’t let up and escaped […]

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Josh Steel & Akwasi Yeboah Selected for Basketball Without Borders Camp

April 19, 2014

Josh Steel and Akwasi Yeboah have been selected as the UK representatives for this year’s prestigious Basketball Without Borders Europe camp. This year, the 13th edition of Basketball without Borders Europe will be held in Rome (Italy) from June 2nd to 5th, according to Eurohopes. The camp is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development […]

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England U16s Bounce Back with Win Over Czech Republic

April 19, 2014

England Under-16s bounced back from their opening day loss to Spain with a 67-57 win over Czech Republic in Slovakia on Saturday afternoon. A much better start than the previous day saw Alan Keane’s side jump out to an 8-0 lead and they never looked back as they led from start to finish. Carl Wheatle […]

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England U18s Defeat Argentina To Open Albert Schweitzer

April 19, 2014

England Under-18s overcame a furious fourth quarter rally from Argentina to win their opening game of the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany, 68-63. Head Coach Karl Brown’s side were in firm control of the second and third periods, but a 21-7 run in the fourth quarter saw Argentina reduce the lead to three in the […]

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England U16s Lose Slovakian Opener to Spain

April 19, 2014

England Under-16s fought hard but couldn’t recover from a poor first quarter to lose 77-54 to Spain in their Slovakian tournament opener. Spain jumped out to a 29-10 opening quarter as England appeared rattle early, but they found their rhythm in the second period, and carried their new-found confidence into the second half, reducing the […]