Nate Reinking has named his first Great Britain squad for the EuroBasket pre-qualifiers against Kosovo and Luxembourg.

Ovie Soko, presently featuring in ITV2 hit Love Island, is included while captain Dan Clark, Kyle Johnson and the returning Eric Boating all played alongside Reinking at the London 2012 Olympics.

Gabe Olaseni, GB’s top performer at EuroBasket 2017, Robert Gilchrist, and 2019 BBL Trophy MVP Ashley Hamilton complete GB’s returning frontcourt from the last round.

Conner Washington, newly signed for Hungarian side Oroszlany, and Josh Steel who was a regular member of Alberto Lorenzo’s squads complete the list of returners. Mo Soluade and Luke Nelson, who both last played for GB in their unsuccessful World Cup qualifying campaign, return as does Gareth Murray who missed the last two games through injury.

Andrew Lawrence and Carl Wheatle are absentees from GB’s last outing against Austria in February.

Training camp is set to begin on August 1 after which Reinking will select a final 12-man squad with GB playing in Kosovo on August 7 before returning to Manchester for a couple of home games against Luxembourg on August 10 and Kosovo on August 17. The campaign concludes on the road at Luxembourg on August 21.

Initial EuroBasket 2021 Pre-Qualifying roster

Jamell Anderson (Leicester Riders)
Eric Boateng (Saint-Vallier, France)
Dan Clark (Fuenlabrada, Spain)
Robert Gilchrist (Lulea, Sweden)
Ashley Hamilton (London City Royals)
Kayne Henry (Jacksonville State University, USA)
Myles Hesson (Gravelines, France)
Kyle Johnson (Stjarnan, Iceland)
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (Bergamo, Italy)
Ben Lawson (Fukuoka, Japan)
Ryan Martin (Bakken Bears, Denmark)
Gareth Murray (Glasgow Rocks)
Will Neighbour (London City Royals)
Luke Nelson (Gran Canaria, Spain)
Teddy Okereafor (Holargos, Greece)
Kingsley Okoroh (Araberri, Spain)
Mate Okros (Drexel University, USA)
Gabe Olaseni (Würzburg, Germany)
Jacob Round (Fuenlabrada, Spain)
Ovie Soko (UCAM Murcia, Spain)
Mo Soluade (Breogan, Spain)
Jordan Spencer (Schalke, Germany)
Josh Steel (Força Lleida, Spain)
Conner Washington (Oroszlany, Hungary)

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