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Three BBL players make final 12-man GB squad

The Great Britain roster for the FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifying games against Montenegro and Germany has been confirmed with Ovie Soko from London Lions, Ben Mockford from Cheshire Phoenix and Gareth Murray from Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks all making the final 12-man squad. Andreas Kapoulas, head coach of Bristol Flyers, is named assistant coach alongside head coach Marc Steutel.

Acting head coach Marc Steutel, standing in for Nate Reinking, will lead the team against Montenegro in Podgorica on Friday, February 21 before they head to Newcastle for a sell-out showdown with the Germans at the Eagles Community Arena.

The initial 24-man group named last week has been cut to 14 and Steutel said: “I’m very happy with the squad.

“I think it’s a very talented group and reducing that initial 24-man squad to 14 and then 12 is not easy. We have a core of proven internationals from previous windows and a couple of fresh faces.

“It’s an exciting group with a huge amount of potential.”

Friday’s game in Montenegro tips at 18:00 GMT, while the game against Germany on Monday starts at 20:00 GMT.

Great Britain Men’s Roster – FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifying

Number/Name/Pos/Club/Caps*

00 – Ovie Soko (F) London Lions (GBR) – 8
0 – Gabe Olaseni (C) Bursapor (TUR) – 34
1 – Ben Mockford (G) Cheshire Phoenix (GBR) – 37
2 – Ashley Hamilton (F) Leyma Basquet Coruna (ESP) – 22
3 – Conner Washington (G) VFL Astrostars Bochum (GER) – 6
5 – Teddy Okereafor (G) Iraklis BC (GRE) – 43
6 – Luke Nelson (G) BAXI Manresa (ESP) – 19
8 – Sacha Killeya-Jones (F) BC Kakev-Cramo (EST) – 6
10 – Dan Clark (F/C) Morabanc Andorra (ESP) – 102
11 – Gareth Murray (F) Glasgow Rocks (GBR) – 58
16 – Fahro Alihodzic (F/C) Z Mobile Prishtina (KOS) – 6
22 – Myles Hesson (F) Élan Chalon (FRA) – 39
23 – Carl Wheatle (F) Oriora Pistoria (ITA) – 13
24 – Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (G) Bergamo Basket 2014 (ITA) – 2

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Marc Steutel
Assistant Coach: Jamie Smith
Assistant Coach: Andreas Kapoulas
Head Performance Analyst: Adam Sewell
Assistant Performance Analyst: Daniel Fatomide
Team Manager: Chris Morris
Head Sports Therapist: Tom Cresswell
Physiotherapist: Aaron Wharton
Team Doctor: Dr Dane Vishnubala

*International Caps are accurate as of the start of FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifying.