- National Teams
Basketball England have confirmed the final 12-player squad as the Under-15s head to Denmark for the Copenhagen Invitational this weekend.
The initial squad of 16 was trimmed down by Head Coach Manuel Pena Garces following a training camp at Myerscough College.
“It’s a great experience for this group of players to represent their county at an international tournament,” he said.
“This is the first opportunity within our pathway for players to do that and it helps prepare them for future international level competitions. We want to go there and compete, and we rate our chances of success based on individual improvements that will raise the level of this team.
“We can’t lose focus that this is still a development year though and more important than the results is the development on offer for this group.”
England open the tournament against Kenya and TopSport School on Friday before facing Denmark White on Saturday morning to complete the group stage action.
Sultan Adewale, Newham Youngbloods
Ademilola Adeyeye, Essex Rockets
Bryan Akanmu, London Greenhouse Pioneers
Zeki Cavli, Manchester Magic
Ryan Ganniclefft, Kent Crusaders
Ceejay Hanson, Manchester Magic
Sebastian Mobee, Ipswich
Victor Ndoukou, Manchester Giants
Simeon Perry, Derby Spartans
Jeremy Sochan, MK Trojans
Rory Urquhart-Hawkins, Team Solent Kestrels
Pharrell Wallace-Steele, Stoke-on-Trent Knights
Head Coach – Manuel Peña Garcés
Assistant Coach – Chris Bourne
Assistant Coach – Aurimas Verbukas
Physio – Peter Thain
Team Manager – Justin Edison
Performance Analyst – Diccon Lloyd-Smeath
For more information on the Copenhagen Invitational and the tournament’s full schedule, click here.