- National Teams
Head Coach Steve Bucknall today named an updated England U18 squad, taking the roster from 24 back up to 27.
Bradley Fisher the 7’1″, 1994 born big man at Faith Academy in North Carolina, Matthew Don and Dale Francis O’Brien, a pair of forwards (6’6″ and 6’9″ respectively) both currently at Canarias Basketball Academy, Niel Gillard, the 5’11” guard who tore up England at the Haris Tournament after being previously cut from the squad, and Nicholas Spires from Sweden have all been re-added to the roster.
Mark Schroeder (Taunton Tigers) has been removed and it has been announced Devon Van Oostrum (Caja Laboral, Spain) will be playing with the GB U20’s this summer removing him from the roster.
The roster is now as follows:
England U18 Men Updated Roster
Jamie Battish (Australia)
Jesse Chuku (USA)
Omari Coates (Lewisham Thunder)
Jack Crook (Manchester Magic)
Jordan Culley (Reading Rockets)
Matthew Don (CBA)
Simeon Espirit (BA London Leopards)
Bradley Fisher (Preston Pride)
Dale Francis O’Brien (Manchester Magic)
Niel Gillard (Cheshire Jets)
Rowell Graham (Lewisham Thunder)
Joshua Guddemi (Derby Trailblazers)
Joe Hart (Blair Academy, USA)
Dylan Johns (Majadahonda, Spain)
Josh McGinn (Manchester Magic)
Dominic Norton (Barking Abbey)
Elliot Sentance (Leicester Warriors)
Jamal Smikle (London Spartans)
Nick Spires (Sweden)
John Stewart (Sheffield Junior Sharks)
Christopher Tawiah (MK Lions)
Raphell Thomas-Edwards (Leicester Warriors)
Harrison Turner (Taunton Tigers)
Josh Ward-Hibbert (Derby Trailblazers)
Zak Wells (Barking Abbey)
Skyler White (USA)
Ross Wilson (Newcastle Eagles)
To get a better look at potential team members, Bucknall has also selected 16 players to attend a joint training camp in February half-term with the U16’s.
February Training Camp Invitees
England U16 Changes
The England U16 22 man squad has also experienced a couple of changes, with Pak Chingwombe and Chris Owen being replaced by Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye and Jules Christian.
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