Great Britain’s women will take a squad of 12 to Spain for their final tune-ups ahead of EuroBasket.

Peter Buckle has left out a number of players for the trip to Bilbao, including Temi Fagbenle and Steph Gandy, which sees his squad face the reigning European champions on Thursday before meeting Canada and Poland on the two subsequent days – while potentially handing a debut to young Scottish forward Hannah Peacock.

Fagbenle has been given permission to attend her graduation at Harvard University and Gandy is nursing an ongoing injury.

“We have decided to continue Steph’s rehab with the team in Spain, even though she will not suit up because of her injury,” confirmed National Teams Director, Warwick Cann.

“It’s simply more effective for her rehab to be with our specialist Strength & Conditioning Coach and Physiotherapist. We made the same decision with Azania Stewart for France.

“Not only will Steph continue her rehab under our experts, but she will still be with the team listening, watching and learning from the coaching staff as we continue our EuroBasket Women preparation.”

In addition, Georgia Jones and Chantelle Pressley have been cut from the roster, which now stands at 15.


Squad: Dominique Allen (SBS Ostrava, CZE); Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott (University of Toledo, USA); Stef Collins (Cardiff Met Archers); Ella Clark (Zamarat, ESP); Temi Fagbenle (Harvard, USA); Stephanie Gandy (Sheffield Hatters); Chantelle Handy (Ormanspor, TUR); Nicole How (Sydney Uni Flames, AUS); Erin McGarrachan (Leicester Riders); Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby (Lafayette, USA); Hannah Peacock (City of Edinburgh Kool Kats); Eilidh Simpson (St Francis Brooklyn, USA); Azania Stewart (Pinkk Pesci 424, HUN); Rachael Vanderwal (Gernika Bizkaia, ESP)

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