MORE CALL-UPS AS GB FACE DROP OUTS

ashley_hamilton_568Glasgow Rocks forward Gareth Murray has received a late call-up by Great Britain after becoming one of a group of players placed on stand-by for their EuroBasket campaign.

The Scotland captain comes into Joe Prunty’s squad and will travel to their training base in Burton ahead of the start of training camp on Friday.

His cause has been championed by Rocks coach Sterling Davis after the Arbroath-born swingman established himself as one of the top players in the BBL.

And with team sources suggesting that Ashley Hamilton (pictured above) has opted out, and new coach Prunty bracing himself for a additional call-offs, Murray is now set to get the chance to stake his claim for a first GB summons with a number of hopefuls expected to take part in low-key friendlies with the Futures team this week.

It is also understood that Sheffield Sharks’ Olu Babalola and Leicester Riders’ Jamell Anderson – along with Ali Fraser and Andy Thomson – have also earned late invites to camp.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu, currently in Africa, is expected to report at a later date.

Meanwhile the Rocks have opened talks with Scotland cap Danny Huffor over a return to the club, a year after the guard suffered a knee injury at the European Championships which ruled him out of last season.

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