Final GB roster named for FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Head coach Chema Buceta has named his final roster for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament as the team continue preparations in Belgrade.

The team, which contains three changes from last summer’s EuroBasket Women, begin the tournament on Thursday as they face China at 11am (GMT).

Korea and Spain follow on Saturday and Sunday respectively, with both games tipping off at 1:30pm (GMT). 

Great Britain Roster:

Player (caps): Club (country)

Kristine Anigwe (0): Izmit Belediyespor (Turkey) & Dallas Wings (USA)
Chantel Charles (2) : Tenerife (Spain)
Temi Fagbenle (61) : Perfumerias Avenia (Spain) & Minnesota Lynx (USA) 
Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee (8): Durham Palatinates (UK)
Cheridene Green (15): Gorzow (Poland) 
Chantelle Handy (129): Castors Braine (Belgium) 
Georgia Jones (69): Manchester Mystics (UK)
Jo Leedham-Warner (88): Orman Genclik (Turkey)
Janice Monakana (17): Sevenoaks Suns (UK)
Karlie Samuelson (17): Perfumerias Avenida (Spain) & Dallas Wings (USA) 
Hannah Shaw (21): Sarcedo (Italy)
Rachael Vanderwal (113): Namur (Belgium)


Basketball England has launched a campaign called All Girls to engage more women and girls with our sport as fans, players, coaches, officials, volunteers and ambassadors.

Use the hashtag #AllGirls to celebrate the Great Britain Women’s team as they bid for Olympic qualification and to shout about female events, successes and stories at your club, school or college or in your region.

Find out more about the campaign here.