Myles Hesson and Ovie Soko have both been named in GB’s initial squad of 24 players for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Greece and Turkey.
The duo – who played in Japan last season – were not involved in the squad for February’s window, which saw GB’s games against Belarus postponed with the nation later withdrawn from the competition.
FIBA’s decision resulted in GB’s qualification to the Second Round with their final games taking place against Greece on
Graduating senior Amin Adamu are included with Amari Williams earning a first call-up alongside new name Jaiden Delaire – a forward out of Stanford with a British passport. Sacha Killeya-Jones, Kyle Johnson, Josh Steel and Devon Van Oostrum also make their returns to the squad.
Head coach Nate Reinking is expected to be back on the sidelines after Marc Steutel – Newcastle Eagles’ new play-caller – had stepped in as acting head coach previously.
GB Senior Squad
Amin Adamu, Montana State (USA) – 0 caps
Jamell Anderson, Manchester Giants – 4 caps
Kavell Bigby-Williams, Indios de San Francisco (Dominican Republic) – 8 caps
Dan Clark, Manchester Giants – 110 caps
Jaiden Delaire, Stanford University (USA) – 0 caps
Ashley Hamilton, Coruna (Spain) – 30 caps
Myles Hesson, Saga Ballooners (Japan) – 45 caps
Kyle Johnson, Hamilton Honey Badgers (Canada) – 83 caps
Sacha Killeya-Jones, Hapoel Gilboa Galil (Israel) – 8 caps
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, Heroes Den Bosch (Netherlands) – 10 caps
Callum Lawson, Valur (Iceland) – 0 caps
Ben Mockford, Lyon (France) – 45 caps
Luke Nelson, Le Portel (France) – 26 caps
Teddy Okereafor, Cheshire Phoenix – 51 caps
Gabe Olaseni, Darussafaka (Turkey) – 42 caps
Tarik Phillip, Burgos (Spain) – 12 caps
Jacob Round, Zamora (Spain) – 4 caps
Ovie Soko, free agent – 12 caps
Josh Steel, Manchester Giants – 4 caps
Devon van Oostrum, Melilla (Spain) – 40 caps
Carl Wheatle, Pistoia (Italy) – 17 caps
Patrick Whelan, Leicester Riders – 0 caps
Amari Williams, Drexel University (USA) – 0 caps
Jordan Williams, London Lions – 2 caps
(2021-22 team listed)
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