GB Basketball Announce 12 Man Team For The Under 18 European Championships

This is the first year that GB teams will part in FIBA competitions, at Under-16 and Under-18 level. 

Great Britain Under 18 Team 

Brian Amabilino Perez

Derby Trailblazers

Nelson Boachie-Yiadom

Loomis Chaffee School

Kaiyem Cleary

Manchester Magic

Caleb Fuller

Ipswich

Kayne Henry-McCalla

London Westside

Hosana Kitenge

Worthing Thunder

Josh Ogundele

Barking Abbey

Nathan Robinson

Las Lomas, Walnut Creek

Jacob Round

Fuenlabrada

Sesan Russell

Loughborough Student Riders

Micah Savery-Richards

Leeds Force

Romario Spence

Charnwood College​

The team head to Hungary on Wednesday for their remaining prep games, ahead of official competition beginning in Tallinn on Friday July 28th. 

GB's first opponents will be the Czech Republic, with Group A also including Sweden, Albania, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The top two teams will qualify for the quarter-finals.

GB's coaching team is led by England Under-18s coach Alan Keane, with support from Assistant Coach Ian McLeod, Performance Analyst Peter Berenyi, Strength & Conditioning Coach Patrick Waplington, Sports Therapist Ellen Scott and Team Manager Pete Daines.

Head Coach Alan Keane says, "It is always mixed feelings when you finally select the 12 for the Euros." 

"On one hand, you are excited for those selected and on the other, disappointed for those awesome guys who are great ambassadors for GB who just came up short of the cut."

"We have now finished training camps and the only thing that stands between us and the championships is a trip to Hungary for two more preparation games. I can't say enough about the value of these prep games and my only regret over this great campaign is we didn't get to play 4/5 more games." 

"Hungary will be a good test for us and give us the challenges we need as we hit the home stretch for Estonia where we will open the championships against the Czech Republic." 

"Finally, thank you to all the parents, families and coaches throughout the country who support our players daily in the GB journey. Without you this is not possible."