GB Senior Men's initial 24-man roster revealed -

GB Senior Men’s initial 24-man roster revealed

Ovie Soko

GB Basketball have named their 24-man squad for the upcoming EuroBasket 2021 qualifiers against Montenegro and Germany in a little over a week.

Though is is expected only 14 will go into camp, with Marc Steutel taking the head coaching reins for both games, the initial 24-man roster features a core group of players from GB’s successful EuroBasket pre-qualifying campaign along with two uncapped players in Leicester’s Jesse Chuku and 18-year old Kareem Queeley, currently in Spain with Burgos.

Great Britain Men’s Roster

EuroBasket Qualifying February 2020

Name, club, country, caps
Fahro Alihodzic – Z Mobile Prishtina (KOS) 6
Jamell Anderson- Leicester Riders (GBR) 2
Jesse Chuku – Leicester Riders (GBR) 0
Dan Clark – free agent 102
Alasdair Fraser – Glasgow Rocks (GBR) 14
Ashley Hamilton – Leyma Basquet Coruna (ESP) 22
Myles Hesson – Élan Chalon (FRA) 39
Kyle Johnson Stjarnan (ISL) 83
Sacha Killeya-Jones – BC Kakev-Cramo (EST) 6
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye – Bergamo Basket 2014 (ITA) 2
Andrew Lawrence – free agent (GBR) 62
Ben Mockford – Cheshire Phoenix (GBR) 37
Gareth Murray – Glasgow Rocks (GBR) 58
Luke Nelson – BAXI Manresa (ESP) 19
Teddy Okereafor – Iraklis BC (GRE) 43
Gabe Olaseni – Bursapor (TUR) 34
Tarik Phillip – Tofas SC (TUR) 6
Kareem Queeley – Burgos II (ESP) 0
Justin Robinson – London Lions (GBR) 40
Will Saunders – Newcastle Eagles (GBR) 23
Ovie Soko – London Lions (GBR) 8
Devon Van-Oostrum – Landstede Zwolle (NED) 41
Conner Washington – VFL Astrostars Bochum (GER) 6
Carl Wheatle – OriOra Pistoria (ITA) 13

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Marc Steutel
Assistant Coach: Jamie Smith
Assistant Coach: Andreas Kapoulas
Head Performance Analyst: Adam Sewell
Team Manager: Chris Morris
Head Sports Therapist: Tom Cresswell
Physiotherapist: Aaron Wharton
Team Doctor: Dr Dane Vishnubala

Great Britain head into the final round of FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifying riding high on a seven game FIBA winning streak, the best in programme history. The streak stretches all the way back to December 3rd, 2018 when GB beat Cyprus in the second round of EuroBasket pre-qualifying.

Myles Hesson believes last season’s success was just the beginning of a new era for the men’s national team, and the best is yet to come.

“We have a strong core of guys playing at a high level, and I think we are all starting to realise our potential individually and collectively,” he said.

With a current world ranking of #41, Great Britain are the underdogs in Group G which includes #5 France, #18 Germany, and #26 Montenegro. Three teams from each qualifying group advance to FIBA EuroBasket 2021. However, as Germany are automatic qualifiers, only the top two teams in Group G are guaranteed to qualify.

National team veteran Ashley Hamilton is ready for the challenge, saying: “I can’t wait to get into camp. I’m excited to keep our win streak going and see what we can achieve with the step up in competition.”

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