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GB call up for Okereafor and Mockford

Teddy Okereafor and Ben Mockford have been named in the 24-man squad for Great Britain’s final window of FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Qualifiers in February.

The four Group G games are set to take place in a central Covid-19-secure bubble in Podgorica, Montenegro.

The GB Men have now won nine of their last 11 games with their only two losses coming on the road against sixth ranked France and 26th ranked Montenegro. France lead Group G with a 3-1 record, while Great Britain and Montenegro are tied for second place.

Great Britain must finish ahead of either France or Montenegro in order to qualify for next summer’s EuroBasket championship.

 

Image credit: Peter Simmons

The 24-man squad includes Flyers Academy graduates Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye and Deane Williams, who receives a first call up to the national team, alongside an unchanged coaching staff, featuring Andreas Kapoulas.

Okereafor could be set to tie the record for most consecutive international games played if he gets the nod against Germany and France. The current record of 49 consecutive games has stood for 45-years and was set by Bill McInnes in 1976.

GB play Germany on 20 February, and France on 22 February. The final 12-man rosters will be confirmed ahead of each game. 


Great Britain’s 24-man squad

NAME POS AGE HEIGHT CLUB TEAM (2020-21) CAPS*
Kavell Bigby-Williams  F/C  25 6’11”  Pallacanestro Cantù (ITA) 6
Dan Clark  F/C  32 6’11”  Real Betis (ESP) 106
Ashley Hamilton  32 6’7″  Plymouth Raiders (GBR)  26
Myles Hesson  30 6’6″  Élan Chalon (FRA)  43
Cameron Hildreth  18 6’5″  Worthing Thunder (GBR)  0
Kyle Johnson  31 6’5″  UMFN Njardvik (ISL) 83
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye  24 6’3″  Poiters Basket 86 (FRA)  6
Callum Lawson F 24 6’6”, Thor Thorlakshofn (ISL) 0
Matt Marsh F/C 18 6’11” ASVEL (FRA) 0
Aaron Menzies C 24 7’3″ Ourense (ESP) 0
Ben Mockford  31 6’2″  Bristol Flyers (GBR) 41
Gareth Murray G 36 6’7″ Glasgow Rocks (GBR) 60
Luke Nelson  25 6’3″  Göttingen (GER)  23
Teddy Okereafor  28 6’4″  Bristol Flyers (GBR)  47
Gabe Olaseni  29 6’10”  Büyükçekmece (TUR)  38
Rex Pflueger  24 6’6″  Newcastle Eagles (GBR)  1
Tarik Phillip  27 6’3″ Tofas (TUR) 8
Jacob Round  20 6’4″  Levitec Huesca (ESP)  1
Ovie Soko  29 6’7″  Le Mans (FRA)  10
Josh Steel 24 6’4” Ciudada de Ponferrada (ESP) 4
Devon Van Oostrum G 28 6’3″ Landstede Hammers (NED) 40
Patrick Whelan G 24 6’5″ Real Murcia (ESP) 0
Deane Williams F 24 6’8″ Keflavik (ISL) 0
Akwasi Yeboah  23 6’6″  Saint-Quentin (FRA)  4

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