Four players - two make and two female - have been added to the group that represented Great Britain at last weekend’s FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup Qualifiers as England head to Belgrade to face international opponents on 11 and 12 June.
Myles Hesson and Danny Evans have been added to the men’s roster and Shequila Joseph and Abby Lowe join the women’s group. Temi Fagbenle, who is set to be part of the women's team, is currently injured.
The GB men reached the semi-finals in Constanta and the women the quarters - with the coaches using expanded squads in Belgrade as they make further assessments ahead of the final selections for the Commonwealth Games.
Shanice Beckford-Norton - London Lions
Cheridene Green - DVTK Miskolc
Chantelle Handy - TTT Riga
Hannah Jump - Stanford University
Shequila Joseph - London Lions
Abby Lowe - Durham Palatinates
Jamell Anderson - Manchester Giants
Andre Arissol – Team Solent Kestrels
Danny Evans - Cheshire Phoenix
Kayne Henry - Jacksonville State
Myles Hesson - Saga Ballooners
Orlan Jackman – Team Solent Kestrels
Men’s tournament teams: Serbia 1, Serbia 2, France 1, France 2, Romania 1, Romania 2, Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, England, Mongolia.
Day one fixtures: England 19-20 Serbia; England 21-13 Romania 1
Day two fixtures: 4.30pm: Quarter-finals
Women’s tournament: Serbia U23, Romania U23, Romania, Poland 1, Poland 2, Germany, Austria, Hungary, England, Mongolia.
Day one fixtures: 12:40pm: England 19-18 Germany; 2pm: England 13-12 Mongolia
Day two fixtures: 2.20pm: Quarter-finals
Day one will be played in pools with a knockout phase and classification games on day two.
Only four can play in each game with the Team England coaches rotating the players as they continue to explore their options following an invitational camp last week and the trip to Romania.
The players flew to Serbia this week to attend a practice camp at Novi Sad, before heading to the National Team Tournament in Belgrade.
That will be followed by a further competition – the Big 12 in Voiron, France – before two squads of four are confirmed later this month in conjunction with Team England.
With preparation complete, the teams will take part in the 3x3 competition at Birmingham 2022 between July 29 and 2 August.
“We know there are things to work on, but Romania has given us vital experience. I’m disappointed for the guys because they’ve worked so hard, but I’m proud of them and we move on to the next one and continue to get better and improve.
“We’ve had one training camp and narrowly missed out on beating the top seed in the final game. We’ve had some great wins against Spain, Turkey and Denmark, so we can be very proud as we look ahead to what is to come.”
“The training camp and tournament in Serbia will be an important part of our preparation. There will be a great mix of countries who will challenge us and provide a highly competitive two days of games.
“We look forward to bringing in Shequila and Abby as they will add value to the squad as we continue to build and grow as a team heading into the Commonwealth Games.”
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