Barking Abbey’s Josh Ogundele has been named to the final Great Britain Under-18 men’s team for the Division B FIBA European Championship, taking place in Estonia later this month.
Head Coach Alan Keane’s squad have recently returned from Hungary where they went 2-0, ahead of the official competition beginning in Tallinn on Friday July 28th.
Ogundele, who played for Barking Abbey’s Division 4 and undefeated championship-winning EABL squad this season, makes the step up from the England Under-16s last summer
GB’s first opponents will be the Czech Republic, with Group A also including Sweden, Albania, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The top two teams will qualify for the quarter-finals.
Coach Keane commented: “It is always mixed feelings when you finally select the 12 for the Euros.
“On one hand, you are excited for those selected and on the other, disappointed for those awesome guys who are great ambassadors for GB who just came up short of the cut.
“Thank you to all the parents, families and coaches throughout the country who support our players daily in the GB journey. Without you this is not possible.”