- National Teams
Great Britain have announced a preliminary roster of 24 ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifiers and next month’s EuroBasket.
Nate Reinking and his coaching staff will have to cut the squad in half for when they head to Milan for the start of EuroBasket in September, whilst first taking on Belgium and Latvia at the end of this month.
Ovie Soko and Myles Hesson would be the two main additions from the squad that competed at FIBA EuroBasket 2017 with the likes of Luke Nelson, Gabe Olaseni and Dan Clark in line for another Final Round appearance.
“We’re extremely excited about the journey we have together over the next few weeks,” said GB co-captain Clark. “Getting our best squad together again is a great feeling and I’m really looking forward to it.
“A lot of people see EuroBasket as a reward for the great performances in the qualifying rounds, but I see it as another opportunity to prove that we belong at this level amongst Europe’s elite.
“Making five of the last six EuroBaskets proves that we have solidified ourselves at this level, but it’s time to take the next step and prove that we can compete and beat anyone on the EuroBasket stage.”
While some teams have already begun playing prep games, there has been no suggestion from GB that there will be any other fixtures on their upcoming schedule.
Amin Adamu, Montana State University (USA) – 0 caps
Jamell Anderson, Manchester Giants – 6 caps
Kavell Bigby-Williams, Indios de San Francisco (DOM) – 10 caps
Dan Clark, Manchester Giants – 112 caps
Ashley Hamilton, Montreal Alliance (CAN) – 30 caps
Myles Hesson, Saga Ballooners (JPN) – 47 caps
Kyle Johnson, Hamilton Honey Badgers (CAN) – 85 caps
Sacha Killeya-Jones, Hapoel Gilboa Galil (ISR) – 8 caps
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, Heroes Den Bosch (NED) – 12 caps
Callum Lawson, Valur (ISL) – 2 caps
Ben Mockford, Lyon (FRA) – 45 caps
Luke Nelson, Le Portel (FRA) – 26 caps
Teddy Okereafor, Cheshire Phoenix – 51 caps
Gabe Olaseni, Darussafaka (TUR) – 44 caps
Tarik Phillip, San Pablo Purgos (ESP) – 12 caps
Kareem Queeley, San Pablo Purgos (ESP) – 1 cap
Jacob Round, CB Zamora (ESP) – 5 caps
Ovie Soko, Shiga Lakestars (JPN) – 12 caps
Mo Soluade, CB Coruna (ESP) – 6 caps
Devon van Oostrum, Melilla (ESP) – 42 caps
Carl Wheatle, Pistoia (ITA) – 18 caps
Patrick Whelan, Leicester Riders – 2 caps
Jordan Williams, London Lions – 2 caps
Akwasi Yeboah, Saint Chamond Basket (FRA) – 4 caps
Team in 2021-22 season listed