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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.”
Minor setback…. MAJOR COMEBACK pic.twitter.com/DsVr3vXi8K
— CW (@CWheatle57) August 28, 2017
Josephs impressed in the German fourth tier this past season with a couple of huge games including a 51-point outing back in March.
Early morning flight to Istanbul #Turkey #Eurobasket2017 ⛹@gbbasketball
— Kofi Josephs (@Keezus4) August 29, 2017
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