GB men & women in EuroBasket qualifying

Dan Clark (right) shoots against Russia
Dan Clark (10) became Great Britain's top scorer of all time in September's Eurobasket finals game against Russia

Great Britain men - EuroBasket 2021 pre-qualifying

After losing their opening pre-qualifying tie to Austria in Manchester, GB faced an uphill struggle to stay involved in the qualifying process for EuroBasket 2021.

Their chances improved with a comfortable win against Cyprus in Nicosia in their second game.

GB's final two games in Group D will come in February, when they host Cyprus and then travel to Austria.

Coach Alberto Lorenzo has named two uncapped players in his squad for these qualifiers.

Leicester Riders guard Conner Washington and Bakken Bears forward Ryan Martin, who played against Leicester in Europe this season, are the new names,

Dan Clark will captain the team after winning his 100th cap in the away game in Nicosia in November and Olympian Kyle Johnson returns after missing the last two games.

GB have to win both games to advance to the next stage of qualifying for the 2021 finals.

In addition, the margin of victory over Austria would need to be at least 14 points.

If they lose, they will have one last chance to enter qualifying in August next year, with four more games against other non-qualifiers.

Squad: Dan Clark (Fuenlabrada, Spa - age 30, 100 caps), Myles Hesson (Gravelines, Fra - 28, 29), Kyle Johnson (Boulogne, Fra - 30, 72), Andrew Lawrence (Benacquista, Ita - 28, 62), Ryan Martin (Bakken, Den - 27, 0), Gareth Murray (Glasgow - 34, 54), Teddy Okereafor (Holargos, Gre - 26, 36), Gabe Olaseni (Wurzburg, Ger- 27, 29), Ovie Soko (Murcia, Spa - 28, 5), Josh Steel (Lleida, Spa - 22, 2), Conner Washington (Leicester, 26, 0), Carl Wheatle (Biella, Ita - 20, 11).

Fixtures (times GMT)

Thursday, 21 February: Great Britain v Cyprus (Manchester, 19:00)

Sunday, 24 February: Austria v Great Britain (Schwechat, 16:00)

Results:

Monday, 3 December: Cyprus 61-75 Great Britain

Thursday, 29 November: Great Britain 82-96 Austria

Standings

Group DPWLFA+/-Pts
Austria330249221+286
Great Britain211157157--3
Cyprus303200228-283
Coach Chem Buceta and the GB bench
Coach Jose Maria Buceta was appointed as Great Britain head coach in 2015

Great Britain Women - EuroBasket 2019

Great Britain's women made it through a tough qualifying campaign to win Group D and reach the EuroBasket 2019 finals.

They have been drawn with hosts Latvia, European champions Spain and Ukraine in their first-round group in Riga in June.

The top team qualifies automatically for the final phase in Belgrade, with the second and third-placed teams in each group playing off for a place in the last eight.

GB take on Latvia (27 June), Spain (28 June) and Ukraine (30 June), with any potential crossover tie coming on 1 July, also in Riga.

GB qualified for EuroBasket by coming from the third-seeded position in their group, toppling EuroBasket semi-finalists Greece to secure a place in the 2019 finals.

Qualifying results

21 November 2018: Great Britain 83-42 Portugal

17 November 2018: Great Britain 79-77 Greece

14 February 2018: Israel 74-76 Great Britain (Tel-Aviv)

10 February 2018: Portugal 56-64 Great Britain (Loule)

15 November 2017: Greece 61-59 Great Britain (Kozani)

11 November 2017: Great Britain 90-87 Israel (OT) (Manchester)

Standings

Group D
TeamsPWLPROCONPtsGD
Great Britain6514513971154
Greece6424313791052
Israel6244144438-29
Portugal6153484257-77

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