Great Britain U16 & U18 squads named for pre-European Championship camps

Four groups of players have been invited to Great Britain camps ahead of this summer’s FIBA European Youth Championships. 

The Championships will see more than 250 teams play across 16 tournaments, three age categories and three divisions - with GB competing in Division B of the U16 men’s, and U16 and U18 women’s competitions, and in the top division of the U18 men’s tournament.  

The British Basketball Federation and home country basketball associations appointed coaches and staff last month

Before the final 12-player rosters are confirmed, four groups of players will attend orientation camps at the University of Essex (male) and Myerscough College (female) on 2 and 3 July. 

Coaches will assess the invited players before selecting their Euro squads. 

Sam Messam, Talent Programme and Pathway Manager, said: 

"Everyone involved is really looking forward to the preparation phase, and ultimately to challenging to remain in Division A or pursue promotion to Division A. Through the GB Youth Performance Group, which is made up Basketball Scotland, Basketball Wales, Basketball England, and representatives from the British Basketball Federation, we have been able to put together a preparation programme for each team.  

“It is going to be a very busy summer for our talented young players, but we are confident that all of the GB coaching and support staff will be there to support and guide them to success." 


Under-16 Women 

Brooke Beveridge, Ayr Storm
Elizandra Costa, Manchester Mystics
Natasha Cameron-Barr, City of Edinburgh
Katie Cox, Richmond Knights
Maisie Crowley, Brentwood Fire
Ayla Habbal, Haringey Angels
Felicia Jacobs-Abiola, Haringey Angels
Maisie Keyes, Manchester Mystics
Esther Kursite-Kobri, Richmond KnightsHaringey Angels
Alix McIntosh, Ayr Storm
Irene Oboavwoduo, Manchester Mystics
Rose Piskorska, Manchester Mystics
Zoe Sharpe, Caledonia Pride
Megan Verbeeten, Sussex Storm
Charley Woodman, Bristol Flyers
Alice Woodward, Nottingham Wildcats

Head Coach – Donnie MacDonald
Assistant Coach – Renee Busch
Assistant Coach – Darryl Wood
Team Manager – Hannah Shaw
Physio – Lucy Gray
S&C Coach – Dan Cruse

Under-16 Men 

Emmanuel Adeniyi, London United
Re’Ale Basquine, True Visions Elite (Surrey)
Khyle Capanzana, London Lions
Ethan Conway, Richmond Knights
Derelle Desire, London Greenhouse Pioneers
Harry Godwin, Richmond Knights
Simeon Iwowo, London Legends
Shawn Jamison Jr., Stoke-on-Trent Knights
Joshua Johnson-Thompson, Brentwood Fire
Moziah King-Danchie, London Legends
Aymen Kraria, Glasgow Rens
Luca Lara-Sanchez, Manchester Magic
Joseph Lloyd, Sussex Bears
Jacob Marschall, Cambridge Cats
Timothy Oboh, Kent Crusaders
Elijah Omar, Brixton Topcats
Tejan Rugette, Richmond Knights
Robbie Wild, Manchester Magic

Head Coach – Troy Culley
Assistant Coach – Jamie Smith
Assistant Coach – Dan Petts
Team Manager – Gavin Nayler
Physio – Elliott Cockrell
S&C Coach – Joe Gurley

* - Marcus Robinson (Miramonte High School, USA), Sampson Onuoha (Belmont Hill School, USA) and Kofi Asare (Saint James School, USA) will be joining the preparations at a later date.

Under-18 Women 

Isobel Bunyan, Cardiff Met Archers
Natalie Charity, Nottingham Wildcats
Leia Edwards, Sierra Canyon HS, USA
Olivia Forster, Ipswich
Louisa Gibbins, Bristol Flyers
Hannah Gray, Ipswich *
Fatmata Janneh, Barking Abbey *
Katie Januszweska, Leicester Riders
Chinadindu Kpalobi, Barking Abbey
Clementina Odom, Barking Abbey
Erin Powell, Leicester Riders
Carys Roy, Cardiff Met Archers
Tunmise Salu, Leicester Riders
Violet Stutz, CoLA
Grace Strickland, Barking Abbey
Charli Wroe, Manchester Mystics

Head Coach – Kenrick Liburd
Assistant Coach – Karen Burton
Assistant Coach – Lauren Milligan
Team Manager – Paula Charity
Physio – Dave Hall
S&C Coach – Leila Benyahia

* - Currently injured but with the squad, to be replaced by Miriam Carrasco-Menedez (Oaklands College) & Josephine Vourliotis (Manchester Mystics)

Under-18 Men 

Dara Adeyemi Queen Ethelburgas, York Knights
Michael Amako, Barking Abbey
Benjamin Brown, Manchester Magic *
Joseph Buchanan, Barking Abbey
Lane Campbell, Leicester Riders
Nedas Cholevinskas, Baltic Stars
Latrell Davis, First Baptist Academy, USA
Matthew Goodwin, Manchester Magic
Ross Grant, Grampian Flyers
Daniel Hadley, Leicester Riders
Benjamin Michaels, Ipswich
Maximus Mkpa, Menaul School, USA
Marcus-Myen King-Danchie, Florida Coastal, USA
Isaac Round, Reading Rockets
Enoch Wangoy, Manchester Magic
Zamoku Weluche-Ume, Barking Abbey *

Head Coach – Craig Nicol
Assistant Coach – Will Maynard
Assistant Coach – Dan Gayle
Team Manager – Damien Plummer
Physio – Aynk Vigneswaran
S&C Coach – Chris Wanford

* - Scheduled to attend the NBA Academy through the initial camp, so will be replaced by Tyrese Perry-Huggins (Ipswich) & Dijarn Russell-Walters (Nottingham Hoods)

Tournament schedule 

U18 Men - July 30-August 7  

GB U18 Men will be competing in the European Championships’ top division in Turkey, taking on France, North Macedonia and Israel in Group A.  

U18 Women - July 30-August 7 

GB U18 Women will face Croatia, Portugal, Luxembourg and North Macedonia in Group A of Division B in Bulgaria.  

U16 Men - August 11-20  

GB U16 Men will head to Bulgaria to face Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden, Portugal and Norway in Group C of Division B.  

U16 Women - August 19-27  

GB’s U16 Women will face Romania, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Austria in Group D of Division B in in Montenegro. 

The GB U16 and U18 teams are supported financially and logistically by Basketball England, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales.