Kofi Josephs Completes GB's EuroBasket Squad As Injury Replacement - Hoopsfix.com

Kofi Josephs Completes GB’s EuroBasket Squad As Injury Replacement

Kofi Josephs has received a late re-call to the GB Senior Men’s squad as an injury replacement ahead of EuroBasket 2017 starting on Friday.

The Birmingham-born forward was one of the final cuts to the roster in preparation, but is now heading to Istanbul, Turkey after Carl Wheatle was ruled out with a knee injury.

“It feels great to make the EuroBasket squad, especially having had no National Team experience from juniors,” Josephs told Hoopsfix.

“It’s been a goal of mine for some time to get this sort of recognition. I’m excited to be a part of the team and help in any way I can.

“Training camp was fast-paced, but I feel I’ve improved in many areas.”

He added on Wheatle: “It’s sad what happened to Carl, he’s like a little brother [to me] – he had a great year and summer and I know he’ll come back better than before.”

Josephs impressed in the German fourth tier this past season with a couple of huge games including a 51-point outing back in March.


GB Senior Men’s Squad

Kieron Achara, Glasgow Rocks*
Eric Boateng, St Vallier* (France)
Dan Clark, Murcia (Spain)
Jules Dang Akodo, Burgos (Spain)
Kyle Johnson, London Lightning (Canada)
Kofi Josephs, Hertener Lowener (Germany)
Andrew Lawrence, Chalons-Reims (France)
Ben Mockford, Palma (Spain)
Gareth Murray, Glasgow Rocks*
Luke Nelson, Real Betis* (Spain)
Teddy Okereafor, Kymis* (Greece)
Gabe Olaseni, Fuenlabrada* (Spain)

*known team for upcoming season

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