GB Senior Women Name Initial Squad for Upcoming Qualifiers -

GB Senior Women Name Initial Squad for Upcoming Qualifiers

Great Britain have named 23 players to the Senior Women’s squad for the upcoming EuroBasket 2017 qualifiers.

Chema Buceta’s side go up against Italy and Albania in their final qualifying games looking to boost their hopes of reaching next year’s major tournament.

GB are 2-2 in Group C and finish with road games against Italy on 19 November and Albania on 23 November.

16 of the 23 players selected currently ply their trade in the WBBL with four players from Leicester Riders and three each from Barking Abbey Crusaders and Manchester Mystics.

And of those 16, five represented GB Under-20’s at the European Championships this summer with Abigail Johnson, Kyla Nelson, Georgia Gayle, Gabriel Nikitinaite and Savannah Wilkinson all stepping up.

GB Senior Women’s Squad

Dominique ALLEN, Manchester Mystics
Rheanne BAILEY, Manchester Mystics
Stef COLLINS, Cardiff Met Archers
Ella CLARK, PF Umbertide (Italy)
Mollie CAMPBELL, Leicester Riders
Temi FAGBENLE, Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)
Christina GASKIN, Barking Abbey Crusaders
Nicolette FONG LYEW QUEE, Team Northumbria
Georgia GAYLE, Sheffield Hatters
Chantelle HANDY, Piestanske Cajky (Slovakia)
Deanne HAYWARD, Leicester Riders
Abigail JOHNSON, Barking Abbey Crusaders
Georgia JONES, Manchester Mystics
Jo LEEDHAM, Bourges (France)
Erin McGARRACHAN, Leicester Riders
Helen NAYLOR, Sheffield Hatters
Kyla NELSON, Oaklands Wolves
Gabby NIKITINAITE, Sevenoaks Suns
Eilidh SIMPSON, Sant Adria (Spain)
Azania STEWART, Campus Promete (Spain)
Jamila THOMPSON, Leicester Riders
Rachael VANDERWAL, Zaragoza (Spain)
Savannah WILKINSON, Barking Abbey Crusaders

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