GB men relishing EuroBasket challenge

Great Britain forward Kieron Achara is relishing the prospect of competing at next month's EuroBasket in Slovenia, saying the young side are "ready for the challenge".

Team GB beat Puerto Rico 61-55 at Stratford's Copper Box on Sunday to give Joe Prunty a win in his first game as coach. The American says he is "very pleased with the effort" from his new side, and believes they will be at their "peak" by the time EuroBasket starts on 4 September.

Britain will be without Portland Trail Blazers' Joel Freeland and Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng for the EuroBasket, but Achara remains confident the team can achieve success without the NBA stars.

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