Great Britain name roster for World Cup qualifiers

Great Britain have announced their roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup qualifiers as they aim to climb out of a hole in Group H.

Head coach Tony Garbelotto has named a strong squad with Gabe Olaseni being the big returnee to the team.

The Fuenlabrada big man had to withdraw from the November window due to a neck injury but is included for this month’s schedule that sees GB on the road for its two games against Israel and Greece.

London Lions guard Justin Robinson is also involved as he makes his first international appearance since 2013.

Myles Hesson had already been ruled out with a tibia injury. Kofi Josephs and Carl Wheatle have been left out.

GB Squad: Kieron Achara, Gareth Murray (Glasgow Rocks), Justin Robinson (London Lions), Eric Boateng (Saint Vallier), Dan Clark (Gipuzkoa), Andrew Lawrence (Scafati), Luke Nelson (Real Betis), Teddy Okereafor (Kymis), Gabe Olaseni (Fuenlabrada), Tarik Phillip (Unattached), Will Saunders (Worcester Wolves), Ovie Soko (Murcia)

Photo: Mansoor Ahmed