GB Senior Women step up their preparations for February’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament with an initial squad of 14 confirmed.
The tournament – now taking place in Belgrade after the move from Foshan – begins next week with GB set to face China, Korea and Spain over four days.
GB finished their historic EuroBasket 2019 campaign in the Serbian capital with Stef Collins the only absentee from that 12-player squad, due to injury.
London-born Kristine Anigwe is the newcomer to the squad with the Dallas Wings forward/centre opting to represnt GB at senior level having won gold with USA’s Under-17s and Under-19s.
Anigwe was a gold medal winner with USA at the U17 Worlds in 2014 & U19 Worlds in 2015.
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Jo Leedham-Warner, Temi Fagbenle – an All-Star Five member last summer – and Karlie Samuelson all join up with the squad following EuroCup Women action on Wednesday with Chantelle Handy the lone representative in EuroLeague Women.
Chantel Charles remains part of the squad having made her debut during the first window of EuroBasket Women 2021 qualifiers – along with Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee of Durham Palatinates, who finished runner-up to Sevenoaks Suns in the WBBL Cup final as Janice Monakana claimed the MVP award.
Kristine Anigwe, Izmit Belediyespor (Turkey)
Mollie Campbell, Durham Palatinates
Chantel Charles, Tenerife (Spain)
Temi Fagbenle, Perfumerias Avenia (Spain)
Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee, Durham Palatinates
Cheridene Green, Gorzow (Poland)
Chantelle Handy, Castors Braine (Belgium)
Georgia Jones, Manchester Mystics
Jo Leedham-Warner, Orman Genclik (Turkey)
Janice Monakana, Sevenoaks Suns
Karlie Samuelson, Perfumerias Avenida (Spain)
Hannah Shaw, Sarcedo (Italy)
Eilidh Simpson, Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Rachael Vanderwal, Namur (Belgium)
Brad has been a writer for Hoopsfix since 2014 and has also had freelance roles at the BBL and with FIBA – working at two Women’s EuroBasket tournaments. Contact: [email protected]