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Hamburg 2018: British men’s team named

Eight wheelchair basketball players return from Rio 2016's bronze medal team 16 Jul 2018
By British Wheelchair Basketball

“We’ve got a tough pool – undoubtedly the USA will be a very difficult team to face as the current Paralympic champions”

Great Britain’s 12-man squad for August’s International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany, has been revealed.

Eight of the 12 athletes return from the team that won bronze at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

The 2017 European silver medallists are coming off success from the recent Continental Clash where Great Britain went through the tournament undefeated.

Head coach Haj Bhania said: “I believe that we have a strong team and our strength is that we are a squad of multi-skilled athletes which creates depth in the team and versatility in our style of play.

“We’ve got a tough pool – undoubtedly the USA will be a very difficult team to face as the current Paralympic champions.”

Phil Pratt will captain the team for his first major international tournament at 24 years old. Gaz Choudhry, a high impact scorer, Abdi Jama, one of the top class 1.0 players, and Terry Bywater, an internationally recognised scorer in his fifth World Championships, will back-up Pratt.

The 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships run 16-26 August.

Great Britain face 2014 Worlds runners-up USA, South Korea and Poland in Pool B.

More information can be found on British Wheelchair Basketball’s website.

Great Britain’s 2018 Worlds roster

George Bates (4.5)

Harry Brown (2.5)

Simon Brown (2.0)

Terry Bywater (4.5)

Gaz Choudhry (4.0)

Martin Edwards (4.0)

Abdi Jama (1.0)

James Macsorley (2.0)

Lee Manning (4.5)

Jim Palmer (1.0)

Phil Pratt (3.0)

Gregg Warburton (2.0)