Under 15 England sides chosen for Nottingham and Paris

Following the England Talent Programmes (ETP) camp this week in Manchester, Basketball England is delighted to announce the Under 15 Boys and Girls squads for two tournaments that are coming up next week.

Head Coach Cristina Stanciuca will take the Under 15 Girls to Nottingham to compete in a 4-team tournament involving two Great Britain U16 select teams and the Ireland U16 team on Thursday and Friday, 18/19 April. The Lions Cup in Paris, France will also get underway on 19 April, running through to the 22nd and Head Coach Chris Bourne’s Under 15 Boys are scheduled to face off against some of Europe’s very best, including Nanterre, CB l’Hospitalet, KK Spars Sarajevo and National Team select squads from Poland and Lithuania.

Both coaches have now selected a roster of players to take to each tournament and represent England, with Stanciuca naming 16 young hopefuls for Nottingham and Bourne selecting a squad of 12 to head to France.

“I want to congratulate all the players selected to our Under 15 sides, it is a fantastic accomplishment and representative of their efforts over a significant period of time, including this week’s ETP camp,” said Basketball England’s Talent Programme and Pathway Manager Charlie Ford. “The selection policy to the England teams is by no means a closed door process. Picking our squads is always difficult, but the pool of players in consideration for England selection from the ETP continues to be a wide one. If players work hard and develop their game, there will always be opportunities in the future.”

The tournaments in Nottingham and Paris represent a busy summer of activity for the England Under 15 sides. A further camp in Manchester is scheduled for May, with a tournament in Copenhagen, Denmark penned in for mid-June. That will provide all ETP players with plenty more opportunities to work with their coaches and staff as they look to take that next step in their basketball journey.

The current Under 15 England squads are as follows:

Under 15 Boys

Player Club Region
Dara Adeyemi Luton Basketball Club East
Myles Alcindor London Thunder London
Latrell Davis City of Leeds Basketball Club Yorkshire
Finlay Gillies City of Leeds Basketball Club Yorkshire
Joshua Kubaci Manchester Giants North West
Tyrese Lacey Team Birmingham Elite West Midlands
Zak Missouri Team Solent Kestrels South
Zak Moore Sheffield Sharks Yorkshire
Isaac Round Northamptonshire Titans East Midlands
Louie Tucker Bristol Academy Flyers South West
Efe Ukegheson Southend Rockets East
Ramareo Williams-Showers London Pulse London

Head Coach - Chris Bourne
Assistant Coach - Troy Culley
Assistant Coach - Adam Sewell
Team Manager - Justin Edison
S&C Coach - Mike Carolan
Physio - Simon Ahmed

Under 15 Girls

Player Club Region
Megan Adair Mansfield Giants East Midlands
Natalie Charity Exeter Spartans Basketball South West
Leia Edwards Newham Youngbloods London
Tinu Fakunle Newham Youngbloods London
Zulieka Franklin Sevenoaks Suns South East
Hannah Gray Ipswich Basketball Club East
Saruna Gudza Luton Basketball Club East
Katie Januszewska Derby Trailblazers East Midlands
Fatima Jenneh Newham Youngbloods London
Nicholle Lavinier Newham Youngbloods London
Yemisi Mefful Newcastle Eagles North East
Salu Oluwatunmise London Greenhouse Pioneers London
Grace Strickland Oaklands College Wolves East
Amba Thompson Richmond Knights South East
Lucy Tucker-Blackford Team Solent Kestrels South
Charli Wroe Manchester Mystics North West

Head Coach - Cristina Stanciuca
Assistant Coach - Barney Blake
Assistant Coach - Tom Stansfield
Team Manager - Paula Charity
S&C Coach - Arran Parmer
Physio - TBC

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