England Under-18s Squad for Inaugural Tri-Nations Tournament Announced - Hoopsfix.com

England Under-18s Squad for Inaugural Tri-Nations Tournament Announced

England, Scotland and Wales will all compete in a new Tri-Nations Tournament at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester next month.

The tournament will take place over the weekend of 21-22 December with England fielding two teams at each age group.

“As we build on the momentum of last year’s European Championship campaigns, this tournament allows us to assess players earlier ahead of potential selection to Great Britain age group teams in 2020,” said Basketball England’s Performance and Technical Manager Steve Bucknall.

“For England, we will use this tournament to look at a wider pool of players outside of those who we are monitoring on a weekly basis during their National League seasons.

“We also see our partnership with Scotland and Wales strengthening and providing all our home nation’s players with the opportunity to compete, receive exposure and be assessed for international standards.”

Josh Uduje and Amari Williams were both part of GB’s Under-18s roster this past summer, while Sultan Adewale and Quinn Ellis represented GB’s Under-16s with Ellis since having moved overseas to play in Italy.

As well as Uduje and Williams, the squad also includes three other players – Franklin Agu, Saul May and Ridley Shema – that featured in the Underclassmen game at the 2019 Hoopsfix All-Star Classic.

England Under-18s Squad

Greg Wild, Charnwood College
Kavell Hawes, City of London Academy
Alex Distras, Haringey Hawks
Amari Williams, Myerscough Basketball Academy
Elijah Walsh, York Knights
Franklin Agu, Myerscough Basketball Academy
Saul May, Manchester Magic
Ridley Shema, Myerscough Basketball Academy
Harry Syrett, Ipswich
Andre Parker, City of London Academy
Quinn Ellis, Orlandina Basket (Italy)
Sultan Adewale, Newham Youngbloods
Ndewedo Newbury, Haringey Hawks
Josh Uduje, The Knox School (USA)
Segun Shodunke, Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain)

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