england_basketball_logo_568England’s under-16s will pit themselves against the best juniors in Europe this weekend in London at the Nike International Junior Tournament.

The 2013 edition features five top clubs, plus China, French national academy INSEP, and the hosts who will be coached by Steve Bucknall.

The tournament starts on Thursday and will be staged at the London Soccerdome in North Greenwich, with the final to be held on Sunday at The 02 Arena ahead of the Euroleague Final. Entry is free, with the games available on

The teams will first go into two groups of four teams in a round robin format with the winners of each group facing off for the annual trophy, won last year by Lithuania’s Lietuvos Rytas.

Group A

Lietuvos Rytas

Team China

Joventut Badalona

Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

Group B

OKK Spars Sarajevo

FC Barcelona

INSEP France



England Roster

Luke Nelson, Tamas Okros, Ben Lawson, Kingsley Okoroh, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, Ben Mead, Kavell Bigby-Williams, Tyrell Isaacs, Dwayne Orija, Jules Christian, Joe Junior Mvuezolo, Terrel Martin-Garcia


Group Stage (Soccerdome)


14:00 Court 1 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius v Joventut Badalona

14:45 Court 2 Team China v Crvena Zvezda  Belgrade

16:15 Court 1 OKK Spars Sarajevo v INSEP

17:00 Court 2 FC Barcelona v England


11:00 Court 1 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius v Team China

11:45 Court 2 Joventut Badalona v Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

13:15 Court 1 OKK Spars Sarajevo v FC Barcelona

14:00 Court 2 INSEP v England


11:00 Court 1 Team China v Joventut Badalona

11:45 Court 2 Crvena Zvezda  Belgrade v Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

13:15 Court 1 FC Barcelona v INSEP

14:00 Court 2 Team England v OKK Spars Sarajevo


12:00 Final (The 02)

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