- National Teams
England Under-16s were unable to muster up a win this past weekend in Oaklands, going 0-3 against Sweden.
In Game 1 on Friday England went down 71-61, with 15 points a piece from Jacob Iwowo and Nelson Boachie-Yiadom, while Zion Tordoff joined them in double figures with 10.
Nelson Boachie-Yiadom once again showed his class in Game 2, dropping 21 points, but England still suffered a 72-58 loss, and then finally, on Sunday, England were on the wrong side of an 80-62 result, with Jacob Iwowo leading scorers with 14, Boachie-Yiadom adding 10 and Kaiyem Cleary 7.
“We clearly showed signs of rust coming off the back of the GCSE exam period,” said Head Coach Alan Keane.
“The players will adjust to the speed of the game required and the technical actions combined with the tactical details will grow more together as the sumner develops.
“This weekend was a great opportunity to benchmark where we are and a focus on what needs most attention. The main thing is the players are ready for the challenge and we have the necessary tools and the right mindset to progress week to week and compete at our best when it matters most in August.”
The Under-16s are preparing for the Division A European Championships in Lithuania this summer, where they have been drawn in Group A against Turkey, Germany and Russia.
Check out a couple of highlights from the series below – in Game 1 Nelson Boachie-Yiadom driving and dunking:
And then in Game 3, 2000 born Jacob Round getting the steal and dunk on the break: