Great Britain's senior men to play Greece in EuroBasket warm-up game - British Basketball secures a game against one of the world’s top teams in the run-up to the EuroBasket 2017 Finals

The Great Britain senior men’s team will take on Greece, ranked number 13 in the world, on Saturday, August 19th at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London.

The match will be part of both teams’ preparations for the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Finals, which start on Thursday, August 31st.

GB senior men’s head coach Joe Prunty said: “Greece is not only one of the top teams in Europe, but one of the top teams in the world. Through the years, they have had tremendous talent and have been well coached; finishing in the top five in 11 of the last 15 EuroBaskets shows their consistency. As always, the team will be excited to be back in London playing in front of the home crowd. This will be a great game in preparation for EuroBasket and Group D, which has three of the top 10 teams in the world.”

 

British Basketball chief executive Lisa Wainwright commented: “We are delighted to be able to announce such an attractive game as part of the build-up to EuroBasket for our senior men. We look forward to welcoming basketball fans from around the country, and hopefully visitors from Greece, in August to the Copper Box Arena, which is a terrific venue for fans to get close to the action.”

 

Great Britain is in Group D of EuroBasket 2017, playing in Istanbul against Belgium, Latvia, Russia, Serbia and Turkey. Greece is in Group A, playing in Helsinki against Finland, France, Iceland, Poland and Slovenia. The tournament starts on Thursday, August 31st and runs until Sunday, September 17th. For further details on EuroBasket 2017, go to: www.fiba.com/eurobasket/2017.

 

Tickets for the game are expected to be on sale the week of Monday, April 24th. More details will follow. For further details, check the official British Basketball website at: http://www.gbbasketball.com/ 

Senior Men’s Basketball International: Great Britain vs Greece.

Date: Saturday, August 19th 2017.

Venue: Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 3HB.