GREAT BRITAIN MEN TO PLAY GREECE IN EUROBASKET WARM-UP GAME
21 April 2017 11:45
By Ian Poynton
British Basketball secures a game against one of the world's top teams in the run up to the EuroBasket 2017 Finals
The Great Britain Senior Men's Basketball team will take on Greece, ranked number 13 in the world, on Saturday 19 August at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London.
The match will be part of both teams' preparations for the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Finals, which start on 31st August.
GB Senior Men's Head Coach, Joe Prunty, said "Greece is not only one of the top teams in Europe, but one of the top teams in the world. Through the years they have had tremendous talent and have been well coached. Having finished in the top 5 in 11 of the last 15 EuroBasket's shows their consistency. As always the team will be excited to be back in London playing in front of the home crowd. This will be a great game in preparation for EuroBasket and Group D which has 3 of the top 10 teams in the world."
British Basketball Chief Executive, Lisa Wainwright, commented "We are delighted to be able to announce such an attractive game as part of the build-up to EuroBasket for our Senior Men. We look forward to welcoming basketball fans from around the country, and hopefully visitors from Greece, to the Copper Box Arena in August, which is a terrific venue for fans to get close to the action."
Great Britain is in Group D of EuroBasket 2017, playing in Istanbul against Turkey, Belgium, Latvia, Russia and Serbia. Greece is in Group A, playing in Helsinki against Finland, France, Iceland, Poland and Slovenia. The tournament starts on 31st August and runs until 17th September. For further details on EuroBasket 2017, go to www.fiba.com/eurobasket/2017.
Tickets for the game are expected to be on sale the week of 24 April. More details will follow. Check the British Basketball website for further details - http://www.gbbasketball.com/
Great Britain vs. Greece - Senior Men's Basketball International Saturday 19 August 2017 Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 3HB