Following the announcement of the Standard Life GB senior women's preliminary squad of 20 players in March, the squad list has been cut to 18 Olympic hopefuls who have now been formally invited to attend the Surrey Sports Park training camp from 5 May 2012.
British Basketball today unveiled their strongest ever preliminary Standard Life GB men's squad consisting of 21 hopefuls looking for a place in London 2012, including three NBA players and a notable presence of young talent making the grade.
The Standard Life GB senior women's basketball team has today announced a preliminary squad of 20 players who will be in with a chance of being formally invited into the preparation and training camp for London 2012.
While the Standard Life Great Britain versus Germany game will provide the headlines on the opening day of the British Basketball Invitational Tournament at Surrey Sports Park on Thursday afternoon, there is an intriguing match-up in the evening as Latvia face Cuba, tip-off 8pm.
While Britain may face a tough task of qualifying from the group of death, when EuroBasket tips off on Monday, Joel Freeland has highlighted their opening game against Slovenia as the key to their success.
In a roundup of the weekend action for GB's Women, we start with Temi Fagbenle who had two great performances, one win and one loss, over the weekend. On Saturday her NCAA Division 1 side Harvard, were up against Long Beach State 49ers where she went head-to-head with fellow GB player Ella Clark.
In our regular report card, we follow the progress of more of the players who will be looking to make the Standard Life GB squad for next summer's EuroBasket qualifiers. Here is a summary of some of the highlights from the weekend games.
GB Standard Life players Devon van Oostrum and Jo Leedham are being considered for the most prestigious individual honours in European Basketball, as FIBA Europe announces the nominees for its annual Player of the Year awards for 2013.