BBL and WBBL Legends Julius Joseph and Stef Collins have selected their
four-player teams for the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Qualifying competition in Romania
on 4 and 5 June, following a four-day invitational camp in Manchester.
The GB Men face Spain and Turkey in their pool games with the Women
playing Hungary and Denmark on Constanta’s open-air seaside court.
BBL and WBBL talent features in both the Men’s and Women’s sides, with
Joseph selecting the Manchester Giants’ elite two-way player Jamell Anderson in
his four-man roster, with Collins selecting London Lions captain Shanice
Beckford-Norton in her quartet of players.
Joseph also brings back a face from last year’s men’s squad with vet
Orlan Jackman returning. He is joined by Anderson, Solent Kestrels’ Andre
Arissol and Jacksonville State alumnus Kayne Henry.
Collins has selected national team veteran Chantelle Handy, along with
Beckford-Norton and Cheridene Green – who all featured in last year’s campaign
which saw the Women reach the finals in Paris – and Hannah Jump, fresh from a
visit to the NCAA Tournament, who is making her first appearance in GB colours.
GB have again entered the Europe Cup in collaboration with Basketball
England as part of a joint mission to improve the national team’s FIBA 3×3 and
prepare Team England for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this
GB Women’s Head Coach Stef Collins
“It’s been a successful few days in camp. We’re really pleased to see
how the squad has progressed within such a short space of time as we continue
our preparation for our 3×3 debut in the Commonwealth Games.
“We look forward to the challenge of the FIBA Europe Cup Qualifiers as
we compete with the best in Europe and carry our preparations onwards to Serbia
which will be another fantastic opportunity to learn, adapt and grow as a
GB Men’s Head Coach Julius Joseph
“I’ve been very impressed with the talent that we’ve seen this week. The
guys have grasped the 3×3 strategies very well and made a tremendous amount of
“I’m pleased with the foursome we have going to Romania for the Europe
Cup Qualifiers and we’re looking forward to the challenge. I’m happy with the
group and confident in their ability.
“Looking forward to the Commonwealths with England we’ll have a group of
six to announce soon and within that group there’s scope for movement ahead of
our finals Games selection.”
4 June, 10.10am: GB v Denmark
4 June, 11.30am: GB v Hungary
4 June, 9.50am: GB v Turkey
4 June, 11.10am: GB v Spain
Should the Men’s or Women’s Teams progress to the knockout stages, they
will take place on Sunday 5 June, with a schedule to be confirmed. All games
will be available to watch live and free on GB Basketball, Basketball England
and FIBA 3×3’s Facebook channels.