Newcastle Eagles and Great Britain Men’s Head Coach Marc Steutel has confirmed the 24-man roster for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers window next week.
GB face Belgium at the Vertu Motors Arena next Friday night, followed by Serbia away in Belgrade on the weekend, with some exciting new faces joining an established core of proven talent.
The national team will take to the Newcastle court under the stewardship of Steutel and his staff once again as they conclude what has been a historic FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifying campaign, reaching the second qualifying phase for the first time in their history.
Thrilling clashes in front of sold-out crowds at the home of Newcastle Eagles in recent years have seen GB win against Greece and go to battle against the powerhouse basketball nations of Turkey, Latvia and Serbia.
Alongside the established group of players who are well-known to British basketball fans and have represented the country with distinction, Coach Steutel has included a group of five potential national team debutants in the preliminary roster.
Amin Adamu, Michael Belle, Noah Horchler, Kimbal Mackenzie and Jelani Watson-Gayle have all been selected and looking for their first senior caps.
Gareth Murray and Jackson Gibbons continue in their roles as Assistant Coaches alongside Steutel, having made their debuts on the sidelines for the senior National Team in November, while Andreas Kapoulas continues to be unavailable due to family commitments.
Check out the full Great Britain 24-man Roster for February 2023:
|NAME||POS||AGE||HEIGHT||CLUB (2022-23 SEASON)||CAPS*|
|Amin Adamu||G||25||6’5″||Kapfenburg Bulls (AUT)||0|
|Jamell Anderson||F||32||6’7″||Cheshire Phoenix (GBR)||15|
|Michael Belle||F||19||6’6″||Espoirs Strasbourg (FRA)||0|
|Quinn Ellis||G||19||6’2″||Monferatto (ITA)||2|
|Ashley Hamilton||F||34||6’7″||Quimper (FRA)||30|
|Myles Hesson||F||32||6’6″||Kagawa Five Arrows (JPN)||54|
|Noah Horchler||F||25||6’8″||Aris B.C. (GRE)||0|
|Kyle Johnson||G||34||6’5″||Newcastle Eagles (GBR)||85|
|Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye||G||26||6’3″||Swans Gmunden (AUT)||19|
|Callum Lawson||F||26||6’6″||Valur (ISL)||2|
|Kimbal Mackenzie||G||26||6’1″||Leicester Riders (GBR)||0|
|Aaron Menzies||C||26||7’3″||Leicester Riders (GBR)||2|
|Ben Mockford||G||33||6’2″||Newcastle Eagles (GBR)||54|
|Luke Nelson||G||27||6’3″||London Lions (GBR)||35|
|Teddy Okereafor||G||30||6’4″||Apollon Limassol B.C. (CYP)||53|
|Gabe Olaseni||C||31||6’10”||Darussafaka (TUR)||53|
|Josh Sharma||C||26||7’0″||London Lions (GBR)||2|
|Mo Soluade||G/F||27||6’5″||London Lions (GBR)||7|
|Devon van Oostrum||G||30||6’3″||BK Levicki Patrioti Levice (SVK)||50|
|Jelani Watson-Gayle||G||24||6’1″||Bristol Flyers (GBR)||0|
|Carl Wheatle||F||24||6’7″||Pistoia (ITA)||27|
|Patrick Whelan||G||26||6’5″||Leicester Riders (GBR)||11|
|Jordan Williams||F||27||6’8″||Hubner Nyiregyhaza (HUN)||4|
|Akwasi Yeboah||F||25||6’6″||Darussafaka (TUR)||4|
*International Caps are accurate as of the start of the February 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifying Window.
Head Coach: Marc Steutel
Assistant Coach: Gareth Murray
Assistant Coach: Jackson Gibbons
Director of Basketball Operations / Assistant Coach: Jamie Smith
Head Performance Analyst: Adam Sewell
Head of Delegation: Russell Bell
General Manager: Dan Clark
Team Manager: Chris Morris
Head of Sport Science & Medicine: Tom Cresswell
Physiotherapist: Aynkaran Vigneswaran
Team Doctor: Dr Jonathan Williams
Media Officer: Jamie Thomas
Tickets for the game are still available and selling fast from the Newcastle Eagles Box Office.