GB U20s Unable to Get Past Spain, Will Play for 9th - Hoopsfix.com

GB U20s Unable to Get Past Spain, Will Play for 9th

The Great Britain Under-20s were unable to get past Spain, falling 76-59 at the Division A FIBA European Championships on Wednesday afternoon in Crete.

The loss means the side will be unable to advance to the quarter final stages in their first year in Division A, and will now be playing for a best possible position of 9th (out of 20).

Luke Nelson had 17 points and 8 assists for GB, who were up at halftime but fell apart in the second half. Grant Mackay had 9 points and 10 rebounds, Rowell Graham 9 and Kavell Bigby-Williams 8.

It was GB’s fourth consecutive loss as they’ve faced powerhouse after powerhouse, but will now look to complete their first year in Division A with a ninth place finish.

Box score.

5 Comments

  1. L

    July 17, 2014 at 7:36 am

    They’ve done so well especially for first year, beating powerhouse such as Greece and some individuals putting in excellent performances, not to mention the difficulties the team has faced through injury. Credit to all the lads

    • neil w

      July 17, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Also, they are missing Kingsley Okoroh, and Mo Soluade.

      Jules Christian will be in this be in this age group next year.

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  3. neil w

    July 17, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Also Sam have you any plans of updating and adding younger years to player rankings.

    I quite like the lists as I usually keep a eye out for the players listed

    • Sam Neter

      July 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      As I just said to someone else:

      Player rankings are well out dated (as you can see it says the last date they were updated on there). Working on some stuff behind the scenes that will likely mean the majority of the rankings will move behind the scenes for scouts only. Hopefully will keep a portion public, but not sure yet.

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