GB roster revealed for EuroBasket 2025 qualifiers -

GB roster revealed for EuroBasket 2025 qualifiers

Head Coach Marc Steutel has named his 24-man long list for the GB Senior Men’s squad for the FIBA EuroBasket 2025 qualifiers later this month.

Included in Steutel’s first squad since being confirmed as the permanent Head Coach in June 2023, are four GB squad debutantes in Dan Akin, Jubrile Belo, RJ Eytle-Rock and Josh Ward-Hibbert.

Meanwhile, there is a return to the bench for former Head Coach Alberto Lorenzo as an assistant, after he resigned in 2019, along with Bristol Flyers coach Andreas Kapoulas. Gareth Murry, who assisted in the last window, is not included.

Only 14 of the 24 will make it into training camp in Newcastle, as GB face the Netherlands first in a home game on 23 February at the Vertu Arena in Newcastle and will then play the Czech Republic just three days later on 26 February.

“We understand the challenge that lays ahead in what will be a very competitive qualifying group and we are excited to start this campaign,” Steutel said.

“We face two opponents in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic who we have not seen in recent years and a powerhouse in Greece who we have played against in World Cup and EuroBasket competition. We are all focused on achieving our goals, the first of which, is qualifying for EuroBasket 2025.

“I am honoured to lead this exciting group of players and staff and guarantee we will approach the task at hand with the professionalism and responsibility it demands.”

Great Britain 24-player roster – Men’s EuroBasket 2025

Amin Adamu
Dan Akin
Jamell Anderson
Jubrile Belo
Quinn Ellis
RJ Eytle-Rock
Kayne Henry
Myles Hesson
Noah Horchler
Kyle Johnson
Sacha Killeya-Jones*
Callum Lawson
Kimbal Mackenzie*
Aaron Menzies
Luke Nelson
Gabriel Olaseni
Tarik Phillip*
Jacob Round
Josh Ward-Hibbert
Jelani Watson-Gayle
Carl Wheatle
Patrick Whelan
Deane Williams
Akwasi Yeboah

Coaching Staff
Marc Steutel – Head Coach
Alberto Lorenzo – Assistant Coach
Andreas Kapoulas – Assistant Coach
Jackson Gibbons – Assistant Coach
Adam Sewell – Performance Analyst

*Naturalised player – only one naturalised player will be selected for the final 12, as per the FIBA regulations.

Tickets for the home game against the Netherlands on 23 February cost just £18 for adults and £13 for children and concessions. There are also discounts available for Newcastle Eagles season ticket holders. Booking fees will apply. Tickets can be purchased here now.

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