GB Basketball Announce Long List Of Players for November's Qualifiers For FIBA Women's Eurobasket 2019

British Basketball has announced a long list of players for November’s qualifiers for FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2019.

The twenty names feature Britain’s WNBA champion Temi Fagbenle along with fellow 2012 Olympians Jo-Leedham-Warner, Stef Collins, Chantelle Handy, Azania Stewart, Rachael Vanderwal, and Dominique Allen.

The long list includes 11 from 12 involved in the summer’s friendlies in Belarus, of which the highlight was a superb win over Argentina. The only exception is Janice Monakana who is recovering from a summer knee operation.

The group will meet in Manchester in the first full week of November ahead of the visit of Israel to the National Basketball Performance Centre on Saturday November 11th. Tickets are available for the first women’s international since their epic comeback 71-67 win over Montenegro in February 2016.

Britain then travel to Northern Greece where they will face their first away game at the 4,000 capacity Kozani Arena on Wednesday November 15th.

Chema Buceta will again be Head Coach and is looking forward to the task of Britain qualifying for the 2019 Finals which will take place in Serbia and Latvia.

“I trust this group of players to form the best team to achieve the big challenge of qualifying for FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2019.”

“After working hard in May and June to grow as a team, we will now concentrate on preparing for these games against Israel and Greece.”

“I’m sure we can get a good crowd in Manchester on November 11th to support the team.”

GREAT BRITAIN SQUAD FOR FIBA WOMEN’S EUROBASKET 2019 QUALIFIERS
AGAINST ISRAEL AND GREECE

Dominique

Allen

Manchester Mystics

Jennifer

Ashton

Sheffield Hatters

Mollie

Campbell

Leicester Riders

Stefanie

Collins

Cardiff Archers

Melita

Emanuel-Carr

CABC Basket (FRA)

Temi

Fagbenle

Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)/CCC Polkowice (POL)

Christina

Gaskin

Barking Abbey

Chantelle

Handy

Team Northumbria

Georgia

Jones

Manchester Mystics

Shequila

Joseph

Fassi Albino (ITA)

Jo

Leedham-Warner

Villeneuve D’Ascq Esb Lille Metropole (FRA)

Nicolette

Lyew Fong Quee

Durham Palatinates

Harriet

Ottewil-Soulsby

Durham Palatinates

Siobhan

Prior

Nottingham Wildcats

Hannah

Shaw

Nottingham Wildcats

Eilidh

Simpson

Cardiff Archers

Azania

Stewart

TTT Riga (LAT)

Hannah

Sunley-Paisley

St-Paul Reze (FRA)

Jamila

Thompson

Leicester Riders

Rachael

Vanderwal

Ferrol (ESP)