GB Head Coach Jose Maria Buceta has today named his 17-woman squad for this summer’s FIBA Women’s EuroBasket.
Tipping off in 40 days, the championships will be held across Latvia and Serbia as 16 teams compete for the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket crown. Held between June 27th and July 7th, the tournament also serves as a qualifier for the Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments.
Great Britain will face Ukraine, Latvia and 2017 Champions Spain in the group stages of the tournament. All three games will be held at Arena Riga in Latvia.
The squad is made up of athletes playing across the world, with players representing clubs and colleges/universities from USA, Spain, Belgium, France, Poland, Italy and Great Britain. Two of the squad will also be taking time away from their WNBA clubs to feature at FIBA Women’s EuroBasket.
Head Coach Buceta realises that FIBA Women’s EuroBasket will be tough for the team but says the players are ready to do Britain proud:
“We qualified for FIBA Women’s EuroBasket after a very tough qualification group where only the winners qualified. Now we will do our best to compete at the highest level against the best teams in Europe. We know it is going to be difficult, but we will face it with ambition, courage, team attitude and self-confidence. These are values that have guided our women all the way through qualifying and I am sure they will make all of British basketball very proud. Our strategy will be to take it game by game, as that’s what we have done during qualification and it is what we need to do now.”
|Mollie Campbell||Forward||LEICESTER RIDERS||UK|
|Stefanie Collins||Guard||CARDIFF MET ARCHERS||UK|
|Temi Fagbenle||Centre|| CCC POLKOWICE |
MINNESOTA LYNX WNBA
|Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee||Guard||UNI FERROL||Spain|
|Cheridene Green||Forward||UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE||USA|
|Abigail Johnson||Forward||ST. BONAVENTURE||USA|
|Georgia Jones||Guard||MANCHESTER MYSTICS||UK|
|Johannah Leedham||Guard||CCC POLKOWICE||Poland|
|Kennedy Leonard||Guard||UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO||USA|
|Janice Monakana||Forward||SEVENOAKS SUNS||UK|
|Samantha Roscoe||Centre||MANCHESTER MYSTICS||UK|
|Karlie Samuelson||Forward|| CASTORS BRAINE |
LOS ANGELES SPARKS WNBA
|Eilidh Simpson||Guard||CSL DIJON||France|
|Rachael Vanderwal||Guard|| GERNIKA BIZKAIA ||Spain|
|Savannah Wilkinson||Forward||FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY||USA|
Head Coach: Jose Buceta
Asst. Coaches: Vanessa Ellis & Susana Garcia
Team Manager: Mark Lloyd