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London Lions’ Will Hall Launches Compression Clothing Brand

London Lions’ Will Hall has today announced the launch of his own compression clothing line with a uniquely British twist, Cove Compression.

His line of compression clothing is specifically designed for British basketball players and has been designed, tested and supported by pro British players, aiming to offer a homegrown alternative to the traditional American brands that dominate basketball across the UK.

Originally from Sheffield, the former England Under-18 and Great Britain Under-20 was in the UK for the majority of his junior development, playing for Sheffield Junior Sharks, before doing a year at Prep school then returning to England for his degree at University College London. He turned pro in 2014, first playing for Leeds Force, before moving to Glasgow and then doing a stint in LEB Silver in Spain before returning back to the UK for this season with the Lions.

“We’re really excited to launch Cove Compression for the start of the new season,” Hall said.

“The quality of the clothing is brilliant, it offers a comfortable and compact fit with a simple, sleek design, which I think players will really like. I’ve loved playing basketball in the UK from a kid in a driveway to a professional in the O2 and I wanted to make something players in the UK would be proud of.”

Hall, with his extensive network of relationships across the British basketball community, has launched with the endorsement of a myriad of British stars playing professionally in this country and abroad – including likes of Carl Wheatle, Tayo Ogedengbe, Jamell Anderson, and Orlan Jackman.

Made from sweat-wicking spandex blend fabric, Cove Compression is built for the basketball player’s physique, featuring graduated compression, ergonomically aligned flatlock seams and a compressive fit.

There are 580 pieces of compression in the initial limited release where shorts and tights will both be available in two different styles. Each piece will be uniquely numbered and labelled so you know which of the 580 you own.

Cove Compression is available exclusively from www.covecompression.com, where the shorts cost £16.99 and the tights £23.99.

To find out more visit the website, or hit up Cove Compression on social media; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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London Lions Triumph in New Matchroom Tournament, Claim 25k Prize

London Lions took home the inaugural Betway All-Stars Championship title with the accompanying 25,000 winning prize at The O2 Arena, on Sunday.

The new fast-paced format – introduced by Matchroom Sport – saw eight BBL sides battle it out over five hours in shortened 12-minute games in a bid for glory in North Greenwich.

Justin Robinson starred for the Lions to pick up MVP honours, though European recruit Momcilo Latinovic impressed throughout the afternoon, Paul Guede locked in on defence and new American forward Brandon Peel produced a pivotal hot stretch in the final.

The Lions came up against Newcastle Eagles in the deciding showdown and despite falling 5-14 behind to back-to-back six-pointers from Jaysean Paige, they rallied with 10 points in their own powerplay.

Eagles edged back in front to lead 19-20 before Peel stepped up with six points in a row in a decisive 7-0 spell with a late five-pointer from Paige proving in vein.

Earlier, the Lions defeated Glasgow Rocks and Bristol Flyers to advance to the last four, where they beat Andreas Kapoulas’ Bristol side once again, while Newcastle had a tougher route.

An opening defeat against the Flyers put the North-East side on the back-foot and they survived with a thrilling double-overtime victory over Glasgow Rocks before seeing off Sheffield Sharks.

More drama followed in the last four clash with Leicester Riders with a late game-winner from Terry Martin sealing the win.

Results:
Leicester Riders 31-18 Surrey Scorchers; Newcastle Eagles 22-41 Bristol Flyers
Glasgow Rocks 10-27 London Lions; Sheffield Sharks 37-35 Worcester Wolves
Bristol Flyers 6-24 London Lions; Leicester Riders 21-15 Sheffield Sharks
Surrey Scorchers 20-33 Worcester Wolves; Newcastle Eagles 45-41 Glasgow Rocks (2OT)
Bristol Flyers 36-21 Worcester Wolves; Sheffield Sharks 33-43 Newcastle Eagles

Semi-finals: Eagles 27-26 Riders; Flyers 16-18 Lions
Final: Lions 26-25 Eagles


What caught the eye:

  • Mackey McKnight FOR THE WIN. 3? 5? 10? Whatever it’s worth, that’s always going to send everyone wild – what a way to win the game with the five-point heave from just past mid-court.
    (Honourable mention to Elvisi Dusha, too, who netted the five-pointer during his side’s powerplay for a double-digit scoring play.)
  • Justin Robinson is ELITE. Just in case anyone needed a reminder. Robinson returning home is great for the league and could be great for GB, too. The experienced guard showed his class and was the epitome of composure in often chaotic surroundings.
  • Nimley/Paige – watch out. While numbers can be deceiving in pre-season, the new Eagles back-court combination quickly made people take notice, and they are going to be a problem this season. The ‘Fletcher 2.0’ tag is premature at this stage, but there are similarities and you can expect to see Nimley and Paige becoming regulars in the Top 10 Plays of the Week.

What worked well:

The powerplay was one of the better concepts, with a two-minute period of double points for the team that pressed the golden buzzer, even if some teams were caught out by not using within the first 10 minutes.

Assistant coaches played a role – notably Newcastle Eagles’ and Worcester Wolves’ – in executing the powerplay at the optimum time as one of their player lines up an outside shot.

Shorter games allowed chance to see all eight teams in action at least twice, which gives fans a little indication of what to expect in the coming season

London reaching the final helped – the crowd really got behind the hometown team and grew into the event as the day progress, perhaps becoming more accustomed as to what was happening in terms of the new rules.

While the danger of the event setting a false perception for new fans of the sport; game-winners, double overtime thrillers, crossovers, dunks on the fast break are all elements of the game that happen in a full-sized game and that’s what wows spectators, new or old.

What not so much:

Whilst the entertainment was there, the quality was often left wanting at times. Rash shot-selections, careless turnovers were a recurrent theme given the rushed nature of the game.

Dusha, McKnight, Nimley and Paige all connected with the five-point shot, but the list of those who fell way off the mark was considerably longer, although it did bring excitement.

The running clock and no free throws prevented the usual uncertainty of a duration of a game – more of a concern for broadcasters – though when it came to the crucial powerplay periods and late in the game, it proved an unfortunate hindrance.

Eagles made use of the rolling-subs system, much to the frustration of Rob Paternostro during his side’s powerplay. The clock kept ticking regardless and referees were too slow to get the game back ‘live’ from inbounds so this would be an area to look at.

Overall, the reaction has been mixed, as expected, but more positive than in the build-up, which suggests there is a future for the event to continue.

While some former/current players inside the arena did not approve, those at home seemed to be won over, which is a major positive when broadcasting around the world.

Ultimately it will come down to Matchroom to determine what worked and what didn’t and Barry Hearn in deciding whether it’s worth a return for 2018.

Were you at the event? Watched on TV? Or just didn’t want to watch?
Let us know in the comments!

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Copper Box Arena Hosts All-European ‘Titans Trophy’ Clash

EuroLeague side Zalgiris Kaunas will take on Polski Cukier Torun in a European friendly at London’s Copper Box Arena on Friday.

The Lithuanian-Polish encounter is a pre-season friendly with the two teams battling it out for the Titans Trophy.

Native fans from both countries living in the English capital are expected to fill out the Olympic Park venue and provide a lively atmosphere.

Zalgiris have won the league title in Lithuania the past seven years and are one-time EuroLeague champions 18 years ago after beating Bologna in the 1999 final.

The current roster includes last season’s team-leading scorer in EuroLeague, Paulius Jankunas, as well as two players who competed at the recent EuroBasket tournament.

Meanwhile, Polski Cukier Torun were runners-up in Poland’s top-flight playoffs last year after falling to a 4-1 series loss against Stelmet Zielona Gora.

Jordi Bertomeu – President of EuroLeague – is expected to be present as an honorary guest.

Tickets for the game are still available HERE.

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Preliminary England U16 & U15 Men’s Squads Announced

After the Under-15 Regional Development Tournament (RDT) at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester this weekend, the initial rosters for the England U16 and U15 Men’s squads have been announced.

34 players have been selected across both squads and they’ll take part in their first national camp in Manchester in December.

Basketball England’s Programme & Pathway Integration Manager Charlie Ford commented:

“I’m delighted that so many talented players have been selected for the upcoming squads. Well done to the coaches and volunteers whose hard work and dedicated have helped those selected reach this level. The Regional Development Tournament was impressive throughout with a lot of high quality games. Picking two pools of players from that group was very difficult.

“Our National teams continue to go from strength to strength and have enjoyed a very strong summer this year. When you are able to see the ability at our Regional Tournaments, and know the standard of players that are going to continue along our pathway, that is very pleasing to see and provides a lot of confidence that our success can continue.

“The camps in December will help our players to continue working hard to make sure they’re ready for the next step up.”

Also being considered for the December camp are any players who were not available to attend the RDT due to injury, school/club commitments or are abroad. These players will be assessed by National Team coaching staff through their competitions throughout the season along with communication with their club coaches.

Preliminary England U16 Men’s and England U15 Boys’ Squads 2017

Cameron Hildreth, Worthing Thunder
Greg Wild, Manchester Magic
Malachi Boakye-Yiadom, Lewisham Thunder
Alex Distras, Newham Youngbloods
Jack Wiseman, Team Solent Kestrels
Ryan Ganniclefft, Feltham Warriors
Quinn Ellis, Sheffield Sharks
Saul Iwowo, Lewisham Thunder
Toby Gastaldi-Davies, Oaklands College Wolves
Marvin Dinnall, Bristol Academy Flyers
Jason Ani, Manchester Giants
Jude Carmichael, Northamptonshire Titans
Kanu Gudza, Luton Basketball Club
Ridley Sherma, Knights Basketball
Cameron Nyarko, London Greenhouse Pioneers
Saul May, Manchester Magic
Amari Williams, Mansfield Giants
Coby Denton, Sheffield Sharks
Demi Adeyeye, Brentwood Fire
Alex Espin, Mansfield Giants
Ty Jordan, Manchester Magic
Ceejay Hanson, Manchester Magic
Sam Grant, Northamptonshire Titans
Sam Alajiki, Kent Crusaders
Jeremy Sochan, Milton Keynes Trojans
Victor Ndoukou, Manchester Giants
Simeon Perry, Derby Trailblazers
Ayo Amolegbe, Baltic Stars
Matthew Marsh, Penryn Saracens
Daniel Kelsey, Tees Valley Mohawks
Ellis Evans, Cheshire Wire
Kivuvu Live, Harrow Falcons
Segun Shodunke , Kent Crusaders
Veron Eze, Ipswich Basketball

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Always Ballin’ Relaunch Website for New Season

British basketball clothing line Always Ballin Brand have relaunched their website as they prepare for the 2017-18 season.

For the past couple of months, the team have been busy working behind the scenes improving their production of stock and website.

Launched in 2011, the company was inspired by basketball with a uniquely British take that basketball communities worldwide of all ages, cultures and nationalities can connect with to show their love and support for the game.

Always Ballin have been a sponsor of the Hoopsfix All Star Classic since its inception, providing t-shirts for players, and selling their gear in a pop-up store courtside.

Their growing range includes t-Shirts, wristbands and headwear as they are looking to expand to hoodies, tanks/sleeveless tops, shorts & bags in the near future.

“We have been really busy this year preparing our new range and website in time for new basketball season,” founder Asim Bux commented.

“I’m really excited about where the Always Ballin Brand is, as we’ve taken our time to make sure our products are the highest quality possible, our website is easy to order from and most importantly we’ve improved our delivery process to make sure customers receive their orders quickly.”

Additionally, Always Ballin will be offering a teamwear range for teams to get customised t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies for their basketball clubs with an option to sell their customised clothing through our website, making it easier for players and supporters of the clubs to get their own customised clothing.

If you are interested in working with the team or would like more information, click here to visit their website, or contact Always Ballin Brand at hello@alwaysballin.com.

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Surrey Scorchers Sign Levi Noel & Josh Steel

Surrey Scorchers have strengthened their 2017-18 roster with the addition of two former GB U20 internationals in Levi Noel and Josh Steel.

Noel has previous BBL experience having been part of Leicester Riders’ roster the past few seasons whilst playing for Loughborough in the NBL, while Steel is a former D1 champion with Kent Crusaders.

The 1997-born guard helped GB Under-20s earn promotion this summer with Steel averaging 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in seven appearances having also played in 2016.

Steel joins Surrey off the back of a year in college at Duquesne University where he played in 29 games with 2.2 points per game in limited court-time as a freshman.

Meanwhile, Noel has battled with injuries in his time in Leicester having also represented GB Under-20s six years ago in the summer of 2011.

The duo join experienced Scorchers captain Tayo Ogedengbe on the roster along with Caylin Raftopoulos – son of Head Coach Creon Raftopoulos – and their quartet of imports (more HERE).

Scorchers are part of the 8-team field at the British Basketball All-Stars Championship at The O2 Arena this weekend with £100,000 up for grabs for the event winners.

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Austin Rettig Serves Up Dunk Of Pre-Season

Check out Manchester Giants’ new signing Austin Rettig taking flight to serve up a nasty poster against Sheffield Sharks in their BBL pre-season game.

Despite getting the highlight, it would not be enough as Manchester fell 111-81 at the hands of Sheffield.

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Around the NBL 2017-18 – Week 1

The National Basketball League (NBL) is back with the 2017-18 season tipping off with four different competitions over the weekend.

Our annual weekly round-up begins with National Trophy action – if we’ve missed anything or you have a story to share, email team@hoopsfix.com.

National Trophy

Pool 1: Derby Trailblazers, Manchester Magic, Lancashire Spinners
Pool 2: Team Newcastle University, Team Northumbria, Bradford Dragons
Pool 3: Solent Kestrels, Kent Crusaders, Reading Rockets, Worthing Thunder
Pool 4: Hemel Storm, Leicester Warriors, Loughborough Riders, London Lituanica (withdrew)

(1-0) Derby Trailblazers 104-72 Lancashire Spinners (0-1)

Derby opened their campaign with a convincing victory over a new-look Spinners side – whose partnership with Myerscough Academy ended this summer. Matt Ward-Hibbert top scored with 24 points, while new signings Kadeem Thompson (21) and Eric Benedick (19) combined for a further 40 points.

The home side poured in 31 points in each of the first two quarters as they pulled clear en route to a 32-point win to start the season. Lancashire were led by one of their own summer additions as Loick Pouale netted 24 points with player-coach Anthony Purcell adding 17.

(0-1) Bradford Dragons 70-73 Team Newcastle University (1-0)

Division 1 newcomers, Team Newcastle University, recorded their first National Trophy win with a hard-fought success on the road at Bradford Dragons. The West Yorkshire club led narrowly at the break in the absence of star point guard Marcus Gooding, but the Knights prevailed to take the victory.

Romonn Nelson had 21 points to lead the visitors with Rafi Saipe also putting up 21 in the losing effort for Bradford as the game finished with a high-scoring 25-25 final period.

(1-0) Solent Kestrels 107-85 Worthing Thunder (0-1)

Former BBL MVP Zaire Taylor fired in 30 points on his competitive debut for Worthing, but it was not enough to prevent a 22-point defeat away at Solent. American guard Herman Senior II flirted with a triple-double after putting up 24 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists to lead his new side to victory.

Joe Tagarelli – who also played with Senor II at Quincy University – added a double-double of 19 points and 12 boards with Elliott Dadds and ex-Hemel/Leicester guard Leon Henry scoring 16 points apiece.

Taylor’s 30 points included 6-of-12 from deep with Brendan Okoronkwo going 12/12 from the line in his 27-point haul with Thunder giving up a costly 60 points in the first half.

Box score.

(0-1) Leicester Warriors 60-72 Hemel Storm (1-0)

Robert Youngblood made a winning start to his spell in charge of Hemel as they claimed a 12-point win on the road. Dave Ajumobi had 19 points to lead Storm to victory with Courtney Van Beest and Michael Darlow also in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively.

For the Warriors, Elliott Sentence had a game-high 22 points as they were unable to build on a 14-10 opening period.

Week 2 Fixtures:
Lancashire v Manchester; Newcastle v Northumbria; Kent v Reading; Loughborough v Leicester
Reading  v Solent


Patrons Cup

Team Newcastle University won the competition last season, beating Kent Crusaders in the final – both teams earned promotion to D1 and are playing in the National Trophy.

Nottingham Hoods will be looking to build upon their semi-final showing 12 months ago and they made a positive start with a 73-79 road win at Essex Leopards. David Watts netted 25 points in the win with Delaney Powell weighing in with 23 points.

Thames Valley Cavaliers also fell short at the last four stage last season and they opened their campaign with a dominant 71-103 success at Middlesex LTBC with Martelle McLemore firing in a 28-point haul.

Team Birmingham Elite made it three wins out of three for the away sides as they edged past Liverpool for a 71-76 victory behind 26 points from David Stevic ahead of next week’s home clash with Derbyshire Arrows.


Division Four

Two games opened the Division Four regular season with Team Derby defeating Warwickshire Hawks 82-98 in D4 Midlands as Anderson (36) and Dan Watts (24) combined for 60 points, while Kent Crusaders II claimed a narrow 71-69 victory over London Thunder-Lewisham in D4 South-East action.


National Cup

First Round Results:
Cambridge Cats 56-72 Norfolk Titans (Sam Richardson 23 – Jardel Kerr 27)
Surrey Rams 42-93 Barking Abbey Crusaders – (Jacob Loveridge 23 – Spyrios Kapsolas 16)
Swindon Shock 99-78 Oxford City Hoops (Spencer Wells 40)
Taunton Tigers 58-61 Bristol Academy Flyers II
Team Derby 103-59 Shropshire Warriors (A Anderson 33, Dan Watts 29)
York Vikings 60-78 Calderdale Explorers (Adam Wright 25 – Cryus Dennis 24)
Gloucester Saxons 56-81 Cardiff City
City of Birmingham Rockets 78-81 (OT) WLV Albion
Northants Taurus 95-91 Chelmsford Lions
London Lewisham Thunder 66-54 Folkestone Saints
Manchester Giants II 61-43 Blackpool

Northants Thunder, Anglia Ruskin University, Middlesex Saxons awarded 20-0 wins

Second Round Draw:
Team Derby v Derbyshire Arrows || BYE – Manchester Magic
Manchester Giants II v Liverpool || BYE – Lancashire Spinners
University of Chester v Calderdale Explorers || BYE – Team Newcastle University
Doncaster Danum Eagles v Nottingham Hoods || BYE – Team Northumbria

Team Birmingham Elite v Coventry Tornadoes || BYE – Leicester Warriors
Northants Taurus v Northants Thunder || BYE – Loughborough Riders
WLV Albion v Birmingham Mets || BYE – Bradford Dragons
Worcester Wolves II v Stoke-on-Trent Knights || BYE – Derby Trailblazers

Sussex Bears v Barking Abbey Crusaders || BYE – Solent Kestrels
Westminster Warriors v Middlesex Saxons || London Greenhouse Pioneers v Greenwich Titans
Oxford Stealers / BC Medelynas London v Swindon Shock || BYE – Reading Rockets
Bristol Academy Flyers v Cardiff City || BYE – Worthing Thunder

East London All Stars v London Westside || Essex Leopards v Anglia Ruskin University
Thames Valley Cavaliers v Middlesex LTBC (Winner advances straight to R4*)
City of London Pride v London Lewisham-Thunder || BYE – Kent Crusaders
Norfolk Titans v Ipswich || BYE – Hemel Storm

  • Layout indicates draw bracket (Semi-Finals will be drawn separately)
    *London Lituanica initially given bye into R3 before withdrawing

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Nike & NBA Reveal Innovative New Jerseys, Gear

Nike and the NBA have unveiled three new innovations: the Nike NBA Connected Jersey, the first NBA jersey that gives the wearer an all-access pass into the world of their favorite team and players; Statement Edition uniforms; and the Nike Therma Flex Showtime Warm-up Jacket, the first hooded jacket to be worn on the court during gametime.

The official announcements took place at an event in Los Angeles attended by players from all 30 NBA teams.


“When you think about basketball, you think of Nike and the NBA,” said Mark Parker, Chairman, CEO and President of NIKE, Inc. “After helping fuel the sport’s impact for years, we are thrilled to now be able to push the boundaries of what’s possible directly with the NBA. From modernizing the look of the game to revolutionizing how fans can be a part of it, we can’t wait for the season to start.”

“Our Nike uniforms set a new standard for connecting our most passionate fans with their favorite NBA teams and players,” said Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner. “Nike has once again taken the game of basketball to a new level, this time with one of the most advanced jerseys in sports.”

Using new NikeConnect technology, each adult-sized Nike NBA Connected Jersey will have an embedded NFC (near field communication) chip that will launch real-time team and player content such as pregame arrival footage, highlight packages and top players’ favorite music playlists – all on the jersey owner’s mobile device. Throughout the season, a wealth of exclusive offers and experiences will bring fans closer to the game they love.

To unlock it all, fans will download the NikeConnect app and tap the jersey with their smartphone. These jerseys become available online globally on Sept. 29, rewarding the game’s fans with a revolutionary experience that creates a new point of connection between fans and the game.

“In our new connected era, Nike will lead with products that build a relationship with our consumers,” said Trevor Edwards, President, Nike Brand. “With NikeConnect, we deliver to basketball fans everywhere the personal and premium experiences we know they love.”

Nike and the NBA also unveiled the third of four core team uniforms – the Statement Edition, inspired by teams’ desire to make a bold statement the moment they step on the court. Nike’s designers worked with the teams and the brand’s roster of athletes to create new and updated uniforms for this third edition.

The Statement Edition uniform follows the earlier unveiling of the Association and Icon Edition uniforms. As previously announced, the home teams will determine which uniforms to wear at their games. The fourth team edition will be released later this year.


In addition to the new uniforms, Nike and the NBA debuted the Nike Therma Flex Showtime Warm-up Jacket,the first on-court warm-up jacket with a performance hood. Celebrating the style of the game, Nike designers refreshed a beloved apparel staple into a new performance product for athletes on and off the court.

The jacket, created with new Nike Therma Flex fabric, helps athletes maintain the right body temperature during pregame warm-ups and downtime during a game – a critical element for peak performance. Developed with input from top NBA athletes, the reimagined hood allows for optimal vision, hearing and warmth, delivering a greater intersection between performance and style – a key request from NBA athletes.

The Nike NBA Connected Jersey is available exclusively online starting Sept. 29, and the Nike NBA uniforms and Nike Therma Flex Showtime Warm-up Jacket will debut on-court on Sept. 30, the start of the NBA preseason. All Statement Edition jerseys will be available at retail on Nov. 20, and will begin being worn on-court on Nov. 25.

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Preliminary England U18 & U17 Men’s Squad Announced

Following the Under-17 Regional Development Tournament in Manchester this weekend, the initial combined roster for the England Under-18 and Under-17 Men’s squads has been revealed.

There were 120 male players from each of the 10 Basketball England regions took part in tournament at the National Basketball Performance Centre, in Manchester, where they were assessed by National Team coaches.

In total, 38 players have been selected for the England squads and will take part in their first national camp in Manchester in December. Eventually, the best selection will be put forward for the Great Britain Under-18 programme, where they will join forces with players selected from Wales and Scotland.

Great Britain Under-18 Men’s Head Coach Alan Keane commented:

“A lot of credit must go to the parents, coaches and players who committed their time, energy, effort and resources in the build up to the tournament. It was a very enjoyable two days observing players and teams who all gave an excellent account of themselves.

“I am excited by the potential within many players I saw play throughout the tournament. However, I must emphasise that the commitment to getting better, the sacrifices that need to be made, the improvements that we would like to see by Christmas camp are now more necessary than ever.

“We are striving to do well in Division A and that is most achievable by what players will do between now and the first national team camp and beyond. Finally thank you to Basketball England for their continued hard work with the RDT.”

Additional to the 38 players below, also considered for the December camp will be players who were not available for the RDT due to injury, school/club commitments or who are abroad. These players will be assessed by National Team coaching staff through their competitions along with communication with club coaches.

Initial England U18 & U17 Men’s Squads 2017-18

*
Mate Okros, Kent Crusaders
Vasja Pandza, Leeds Force
Jacob Round, Fuenlabrada (Spain)
Nathan Robinson, Las Lomas, Walnut Creek (USA)
Louis Norton-Cuffy, Peckham Pride
David Chive, London Greenhouse Pioneers
Kemari Kennley Bailey, Southwark Legends
Hosana Kitenge, Worthing Thunder
Joshua Ogundele, Barking Abbey
Theo Hughes, Brentwood Fire
Joseph Barrett, Bradford Dragons
Tomiwa Sulaiman, London Greenhouse Pioneers
Eric Donaldson, Bay Area Warriors (USA)
Tosan Evbuomwan, Newcastle Eagles
David Obediah, Reading Rockets
Izaak Patrick, West Bromwich Albion
Joshua Grant, Manchester Magic
Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo, Manchester Magic
Haben Malcolm-Warner, Bradford Dragons
Mo Abushego, Manchester Magic
Ben Winter, Ipswich Basketball Club
Moyo Adekeye, Barnet Bulldogs
Daniel Gargan, Manchester Magic
Corey Samuels, Bristol Academy Flyers
Robert Banks, Thames Valley Cavaliers
Jonathan Brown, Kent Crusaders
Owen Ball, Cheshire Wire
Connor Lynch, Team Birmingham Elite
Ethan Price, Ipswich Basketball Club
Jamie Gray, Lancashire Spinners
Sulayman Suwareh, West Bromwich Albion
Conroy Hayden, City of Birmingham
Ethan Damerum, Shropshire Warriors
Thomas Sowoolu, Southend Swifts
Charlie Lowe, Woking Blackhawks
Taii Francis, Ilkeston Outlaws
Nathaniel Delany Powell, Nottingham Hoods
Anthony TJ Hibbert, London Thunder-Lewisham

*Clubs from 2016-17 season.

Over 90% of the players and staff involved in the successful summer for the Great Britain Junior National Team programmes were from England talent pathway.

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