GB U20 Women’s Head Coach, Jeff Jones, has today named his training roster ahead of August’s European Championships in Serbia.
The players are currently in Manchester as the team begins preparations at the National Basketball Performance Centre. The team will then head to Greece at the end of the month for two warm up games before their campaign begins in Prishtina on August 3rd.
Jones is looking forward to getting stuck into preparations with the group after a productive start to camp:
“We’re a day and a half in and their attitude and approach is great. They all understand the concepts we’re giving them and it’ll just be about how they implement them. It’s a positive group and i’m looking forward to it!”
GB were drawn into Group B for the tournament and will face Ukraine and neighbours Ireland in the early stages of the tournament. The structure sees four groups of three teams, with the top two from each group proceeded into two groups of four. The top two from each group then advances to the semi-finals whilst the rest play their respective classification games.
The GB roster contains seven of last year’s GB U18 squad, including Loren Christie and Holly Winterburn, both of whom are heading to the US in September having committed to University of Buffalo and University of Oregon respectively.
The training squad also includes Scottish trio Sian Phillips, Shawnisay Millar and Alix Henderson, all of whom spent the 2018/19 season with WBBL club Caledonia Pride.
Only two players, Loren Christie and Shauna Harrison, remain from last year’s U20 squad which finished 10th in Romania.
|Charlotte Ellmore||Shauna Harrison||Loren Christie||Loie Webb|
|Sian Phillips||Shawnisay Millar||Faye Parker||Dani Lozzi|
|Maya Price||Ebony Horton||Alix Henderson||Holly Winterburn|
|Khia Lee||Teresa Da Silva|