Great Britain head coach Chema Buceta has named his squad of 12 for FIBA Women’s EuroBasket.

As forecast, it is the same dozen which were on the roster to face Canada on Tuesday with Kennedy Leonard, Savannah Wilkinson and Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee omitted.

The championships will be held in Latvia and Serbia between between June 27 and July 7 as 16 teams compete for the European crown.

GB will face Ukraine, Latvia and defending champions Spain in the group stages of the tournament. All three games will be held at Arena Riga in Latvia with the tournament also serving as a qualifier for the Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments.

The squad is made up of players who play in the USA, Spain, Belgium, France, Poland, Italy and the UK.

“The camp has gone well,” Buceta said. “The players came in good shape considering that this is the end of the season and they have worked hard.

“It’s a privilege, it’s an honour to be coaching GB in EuroBasket – the team deserves to be there and I’m really honoured to be a part of the team.”

GB Squad

Mollie Campbell, Forward (Leicester)
Stef Collins, Guard (Cardiff)
Temi Fagbenle, Centre (CCC Polkowice/Minnesota Lynx, Poland/USA)
Cheridene Green, Forward (Univ. of Tennessee, USA)
Chantelle Handy, Forward (Battipaglia, Italy)
Georgia Jones, Guard (Manchester)
Jo Leedham-Warner, Guard (CCC Polkowice, Poland)
Janice Monakana, Forward (Sevenoaks)
Karlie Samuelson, Forward (Castors Braine, Belgium)
Hannah Shaw, Centre (Cortegada, Spain)
Eilidh Simpson, Guard (CSL Dijon, France)
Rachael Vanderwal, Guard (Gernika Bizkaia, Spain)

Savannah Wilkinson, Forward (Florida State Univ, USA)
Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee, Guard (UNI Ferrol, Spain)

Head Coach: Chema Buceta
Asst. Coaches: Vanessa Ellis and Susana Garcia
Team Manager: Mark Lloyd

Pic: MAP

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