There will be a few familiar faces on show at basketballscotland’s Summer Slam series this weekend, as England head North of the border to take on Iain MacLean’s Scotland side at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank on the 8th and 9th of June.
With a squad stacked with some of the best home grown players from the BBL, including Treble, Play-Off, League and Cup winners Anthony Rowe and Barry Lamble from Leicester Riders and Trophy Winner Mike Tuck from Sheffield Sharks, Paul James’s England side will undoubtedly be looking to spoil the host’s party.
Scotland will be featuring the likes of Olympian Kieron Achara, Rocks stars Gareth Murray and Jonny Bunyan, and Alasdair Fraser, fresh from another successful year with Maine Black Bears (NCAA), and will be looking to extend on their recent results in Luxembourg an’ send the Auld Enemy homeward, tae think again.
The full squads are as follows:
Scotland: Ali Fraser (University of Maine), Ben Warrington (Boroughmuir Blaze), Calum Nicol (Glasgow University), Fraser Glass (St. Mirren), Gareth Murray (Glasgow Rocks), Ifedade Thomas (Troon Tornadoes), John Browne (Boroughmuir Blaze), Jonny Bunyan (Glasgow Rocks/Falkirk Fury), Kevin Scott (Glasgow Storm), Kieron Achara (Kavala BC), Kyle Haldane (Northumbria University), Matthew Dick (Stirling Knights), Nick Collins (St. Mirren), Scott Russell (Falkirk Fury)
England: Stefan Gill (Manchester Giants), Jordan Spencer (London Lions), Jamel Anderson (Leicester Riders), Kalil Irving (Worcester Wolves), Sam Cricelli (Surrey Heat), Orlan Jackman (London Lions), Tayo Ogedengbe (London Lions), David Watts (Manchester Giants), Anthony Rowe (Leicester Riders), Mike Tuck (One Health Sharks Sheffield), Barry Lamble (Leicester Riders)
Scotland Head Coach Iain MacLean commented, “We are looking forward to the weekend. The guys have been working very hard and Luxembourg was great for team bonding. We have a long term plan, and our main goal is the European Championship of the Small Countries next year. Against England, we will put 100% effort and we will fight to win.”
Games start at 8pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday, and for Rocks fans we have a special 10% discount on tickets – just visit http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/basketballscotland/ and use the code SS13BBL to get yours!