Dan Clark (10) became Great Britain’s top scorer of all time in September’s Eurobasket finals game against Russia
Great Britain men – EuroBasket 2021 pre-qualifying
Great Britain men won all four of their pre-qualifiers to book their place in the main EuroBasket 2021 qualifying tournament and now have a place in the main draw.
That next stage involves six games – home and away against France, Germany and Montenegro – starting this month and ending in 2021.
For the first two games – away to Montenegro and at home to Germany – GB head coach Nate Reinking will be absent, on duty with his NBA G-League team.
In his absence, Marc Steutel will coach the team, assisted by Bristol Flyers coach Andreas Kapoulas and Jamie Smith.
London Lions playmaker Justin Robinson, the BBL’s player of the year for the past two seasons, returns to the squad, as does Ben Mockford, who has shown impressive scoring form for Cheshire this season.
Devon van Oostrum, who last played for the team in 2014, makes a return after starring for his club in the Netherlands.
The top three teams in each group will qualify for the 2021 Finals, which will be held in Germany, Czech Republic, Georgia and Italy from 17 August to 3 September 2021.
Extended squad: Fahro Alihodzic (Prishtina, Kos, age 30, caps 5), Jamell Anderson (Leicester, 29, 1), Jesse Chuku (Leicester, 26, 0), Dan Clark (Andorra, Spa, 31, 102), Alasdair Fraser (Glasgow, 27, 12), Ashley Hamilton (Coruna, Spa, 31, 22), Myles Hesson (Chalon, Fra, 29, 35), Kyle Johnson (Stjarnan, Isl, 31, 79), Sacha Killeya-Jones (Kalev Tallinn, Est, 21, 4), Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (Bergamo, Ita, 23, 4), Andrew Lawrence (unattached, 29, 64), Ben Mockford (Cheshire, 30, 35), Gareth Murray (Glasgow, 35, 57), Luke Nelson (Manresa, Spa, 24, 19), Teddy Okereafor (Iraklis, Gre, 27, 42), Gabe Olaseni (Bursapor, Tur, 28, 34), Tarik Phillip (Tofas Bursa, 26,Tur, 6), Kareem Queeley (Burgos, Spa, 18, 0), Justin Robinson (London Lions, 32, 38), Will Saunders (Newcastle, 28, 21), Ovie Soko (London Lions, 29, 7), Devon Van Oostrum (Zwolle, Ned, 27, 40), Conner Washington (Bochum, Ger, 27, 6), Carl Wheatle (Pistoria, Ita, 21, 13).
Men’s EuroBasket 2021 qualifying fixtures (times GMT)
21 February 2020: Montenegro v Great Britain (Podgorica, 18:00)
24 February 2020: Great Britain v Germany (Newcastle, 20:00)
26 November 2020: Great Britain v France (venue, time TBA)
29 November 2020: Great Britain v Montenegro (venue, time TBA)
19 February 2021: Germany v Great Britain (venue, time TBA)
22 February 2021: France v Great Britain (venue, time TBA)
Temi Fagbenle (left) was voted on to the all-star five players at the EuroBasket finals
Great Britain Women – EuroBasket 2021 qualification
Having come agonisingly close to qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, GB’s women must now concentrate on qualifying for the next EuroBasket tournament.
They were drawn in a three-team group with Poland and Belarus and two of their four games have already been played in November last year.
The two remaining games will take place in November this year and February 2021.
They have a win in Poland and a heavy defeat against Belarus from their first two games. The top team only is guaranteed to qualify from their group, with the best five second-placed teams across the nine groups also reaching the finals in France and Spain.
EuroBasket 2021 qualifying fixtures
15 November 2020: v Poland (H)
4 February 2021: v Belarus (A)
Results so far:
Poland 63-75 Great Britain (Walbrzych)
Great Britain 59-90 Belarus (Manchester)