- National Teams
British Basketball have named a 17-player GB Under-20’s squad ahead of the initial camp starting later this month.
The players will meet up in Manchester before Head Coach Chema Buceta selects a final 12 for the European Championships in Eilat, Israel from 8-16 July.
Abigail Johnson, Jess Davies, Georgia Gayle, Gabby Nikitinaite and Amelia Stevens were all part of last summer’s GB U20s roster as they claimed fifth place in Montenegro.
Almost half of the players selected were based in the US last season with several others set to depart Stateside this summer.
“This will be a good opportunity for our young players to develop at international level,” commented Buceta.
“I want to thank them for their commitment with GB basketball. I am sure the experience will benefit both the team and all individual participants”.
Samantha Clement – Cornell University (USA)
Jess Davies – Lipscomb University (USA)
Georgia Gayle – Sheffield Hatters
Melanie George – Newman University (USA)
Georgina Brierley – Saint Leo University (USA)
Abigail Johnson – Barking Abbey
Amelia Stevens – Illinois State University (USA)
Molly Taylor – Loyola University (USA)
Shanice Norton – LSU (USA)
Gabby Nikitinaite – Sevenoaks Suns
Hannah Robb – Caledonia Pride
Abby Lowe – San Diego State (USA)
Imani Whittington – Barking Abbey
Chloe Gaynor – Barking Abbey
Megan Sheret – Barking Abbey
Harriet Welham – Ipswich Basketball
Vicky Gray – Nottingham Wildcats
* teams for the 2016-17 season
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