As excitement builds towards #EuroBasket 2017, the Great Britain senior men will prepare by playing a series of friendly tournaments and games, before they face Belgium, in their FIBA EuroBasket 2017 opener on 1 September.
With the anticipation heightened by confirmation of the programme, star forward Dan Clark stated: “We’ve got good preparation time and we’re ready to go!
“There will be some tough opponents, in particular Greece, having had such strong successes, particularly in past EuroBasket tournaments”
“It’s well documented that our group will be difficult and it’s a tough tournament.
“The depth of teams in Europe is very strong, however the team and I are really looking forward to it.
“We’re prepared and we’ve been working with Joe (Prunty) for a while now and could bring up a few surprises”
Preparation is as follows:
7th - 8th of August, Tournament (GB, Greece, Romania, & Ukraine) Patras, Greece.
13th August, GB vs Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel.
19th August, GB vs Greece, Copper Box Arena, London, England – For tickets CLICK HERE.
24th- 26th August, Tournament (GB, Poland, Hungary and Israel) Warsaw, Poland.
FIBA EuroBasket 2017 will see four groups staged in Turkey, Finland, Romania and Israel, with the knockout phases taking place in Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome and culminating in the FIBA EuroBasket Final on Sunday September 17th.
Great Britain will feature in Group D which is being staged in Istanbul. Co-host Turkey, 2016 Olympic silver medallists Serbia, 2011 bronze medallists Russia, Latvia and Belgium provide the opposition, with the Belgians up first for GB on Friday 1 September.
As ever the team needs you to be the #6thman this summer. You can do this by simply following through GB’s official social media channels and by using the hashtag #6thman.