- National Teams
Eight of the top Under-18 teams in the country will be heading to the South coast this weekend for the BasketballvsCancer Under-18 Pre-Season Tournament, as part of the fundraiser for pancreatic and liver cancer research on behalf of Bev Guymon.
The tournament will feature defending national champions Manchester Magic, and will be rounded out by host-team Solent, Barking Abbey, Birmingham, Medway, Lewisham, Bristol and Reading.
A number of the top junior players in the country will be suiting up, including the likes of England Under-18 Kavell Bigby Williams, Under-17s Pharroh Gordon and Liam Carpenter, Under-16s Josh Steel, Calvin Nevill-Kintu and many more.
You can find a schedule and team rosters for the two day event below:
11:00am – Birmingham vs Solent (at Barton Peveril)
11:00am – Medway vs Barking Abbey (at Quilley School)
12:00pm – Bristol vs Manchester (at Fleming Park)
12:15pm – Lewisham vs Reading (at Quilley School)
1:00pm – Solent vs Medway (Barton Peveril)
1:30pm – Barking Abbey vs Birmingham (at Quilley School)
2:00pm – Bristol vs Reading (at Fleming Park)
2:45pm – Manchester vs Lewisham (at Barton Peveril)
3:00pm – Medway vs Birmingham (at Quilley School)
3:30pm – Solent vs Barking Abbey (at Fleming Park)
4:30pm – Bristol vs Lewisham (at Barton Peveril)
4:30pm – Reading vs Manchester (Quilley School)
10:15am – 1st Pool B v 4th Pool A (W) (at Barton Peveril)
10:15am – 1st Pool A v 4th Pool B (Y) (at Quilley School)
11:30am – 2nd Pool A v 3rd Pool B (X) (at Barton Peveril)
11:30am – 2nd Pool B v 3rd Pool A (Z) (at Quilley School)
1:00pm – Semi Final Winners W v X (at Barton Peveril)
1:00pm – Semi Final Winners Y v Z (at Quilley School)
2:15pm – Classification Losers W v X (at Barton Peveril)
2:15pm – Classification Losers Y v Z (at Quilley School)
4:00pm – FINAL (at Quilley School)
K. Marius. E. Samuels. J. Notice, A. Bloomer, K. Ozoemelam, E. Elmi, J. Walsh-Norman, K. Hendrickson-Causer, K. Lawrence, D. Williams, S. Sapara, P. Cottam. Coach – Guy Coles
T. Awojobi, J. Warne, G. Emms, L. Carpenter, B. Hayes, M. Davis, T. Devereux, I. George-Kacou, T. Goodyear, B. Bennett, J. Sweeney, L. Brasseaux. Coach – Mark Halewood
Harry Cox, Elliot James, George Ivens, Ryan Bain, Joe Rouse, Theo King, Benjy Kirkman, Dan Hemmingway, Travis Barry, Jahred Joseph, Sam Glasspool. Coach – Matt Guymon.
Myles Laurent-Smart, Jason Witter, Hafeez Abdul, Paulius Vysnauskas, Shaquille Salmon-Freeman, Kaiyan Whyte, Kavell Bigby-Williams, Andrew Trunca, Nathan Kadibu, Jordan Lewis. Coach – Steve Bucknall.
Mo Abushego, Keenan Williams, Maxwell Morrison, Sol Rolls Tyson, Reece Turner, Reissy-Riley, Callum Lawson Camron Mcpherson, Courtney Cummings, Sedale Hanson-Young, Rowan Bigford, Ryan Turner. Coach – Nigel Hanson.
Sam Bignell, Gus Fernandez, Kaan Gungor, Stewart Havinden, Jono Hayward, Ethan Johnson, Dwight London, James McCartney, Mitch Rae, Tyler Russell, Ayo Salawu. Coach – Mark Crncich
Calvin Nevill-Kintu, Joe Junior Mvezolo, Reis Pinnock, Josh Steel, Dwayne Orija, Josh Foulds, Bruno Sardina, James Ansell, Karolis Kundratos, Oisin Kerlin, Nathan Smith, Radwan Bakkali. Coach – Franklin Holloway
Kyle Elly, Daniel Walters, Nathan Hardacre, Raheem Idris, Patrick Whelan, Matt Austin, Pharroh Gordon, Matt Miles, Joe Swindells, Hamad Ali, Kingsley Nwagboso, Aaron Menzies, Allistair Lloyd. Coach – Richard Hill
After the Under-18 tournament on the Saturday, at 6pm a Solent Stars vets team will take on a celebrity/medical team, bringing Fleming Park back to the glory days of the early 1980’s including some of their former all star players from the teams that dominated British Basketball at the time. The main event of the fundraiser, commencing at 8pm, is a showcase game between BBL sides, Sheffield Sharks and London Lions, who both made last season’s BBL playoffs.
￼￼Predictions? Will you be heading down?