GB v Greece: How to watch, roster and more for FIBA World Cup Qualifier

The Great Britain Men’s roster for the FIBA World Cup Qualifying home clash with Greece on Thursday has been confirmed. 

Acting head coach Marc Steutel has selected his 12 players for the showdown at the Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle (6.30pm tip) which will be streamed live on BBC iPlayer, app and online.

He will again call upon his experienced core group, though there are a number of players returning after an absence and one new cap. 

Ironman Teddy Okereafor will set a new record for most consecutive international games played. He moved level with Bill McInnes on 49 games in February against France, to tie a record which the Scot held since 1976. 

Dan Clark (108 caps) moves closer to becoming GB’s all-time international cap winner with only Eric Boateng (116 caps) ahead of him. 

Jordan Williams is set to make his GB debut

London Lions forward Jordan Williams will pull on the GB jersey for the first time, while big man Kavell Bigby-Williams returns to the squad for the first time since summer 2017 when he earned six caps during the lead up to FIBA EuroBasket 2017. 

Carl Wheatle is back for the first time since GB played Germany in Newcastle in February 2020 and Manchester Giants forward Jamell Anderson is back to win his third cap. 

GB, 42nd in the FIBA world rankings, head into the game against Greece, ranked 10th, in unprecedented form having now won 11 of their past 13 games.  

A 94-73 victory over Tokyo Olympic silver medallists France and a thrilling 83-81 buzzer beating win over Olympic participants Germany in February secured GB’s place in next summer’s FIBA EuroBasket championships. 

The team travel to Turkey for their second qualifier on Sunday.


Gabe Olaseni, Jordan Williams, Ashley Hamilton, Ben Mockford, Teddy Okereafor, Luke Nelson, Dan Clark, Tarik Phillip, Kavell Bigby-Williams, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, Carl Wheatle, Jamell Anderson.

Teddy Okereafor is poised to set a new consecutive appearances record

How to watch

The game will be broadcast live on BBC iPlayer, app and website HERE. Watch from 6.20pm.

Tickets for the game are on sale HERE.

Coach Steutel said:

“I think they’re going to pose some challenges for us but I absolutely feel we’ll do the same for them. I think we’ve developed as a basketball team, I think we’ve got some real areas of strengths – such as our continuity within the squad – and that really lends itself to some advantages on the floor. How we play, how we compete, how we progress and the areas of the game that we try and really focus on are all dependant on those strengths in terms of trying to lead in those key areas. 

“I think Greece pose a lot of challenges that leave us trying to figure out some solutions and no matter what happens I am sure there will be more challenges come the game because Greece will want to surprise us and we’ll want to do the same for them.”