British stars headline Loughborough Riders Select team travelling for JUMP 10 World Hoops Challenge Finals in Shanghai, China.
The United Kingdom will be well represented this week in China as a select team will travel to compete in the Jump 10 World Hoops Challenge in Shanghai.
Tournament sees teams from 12 countries battling it out for over four days for a huge $100,000 grand prize.
The team that will represent the UK are as follows.
Reis Pinnock – Loughborough Riders
Rema Lascelles – Leicester Riders
Josh Ward-Hibbert – Leicester Riders
Jonas Dieterich – Loughborough Riders
Lucien Christofis – Loughborough Riders/Nassjo Basket
Jordan Williams – Giessen 46ers II
Andrew Lawrence – Latina Basket
Matthew Bryan-Amaning – London City Royals
Fahro Alihodzic – Z Mobile Prishtina
Raheem May-Thomson – Mulhouse Pfastatt
The UK have been drawn against Mexico, China and Japan in Group C of the four group competition with the top two teams progressing to the Quarter Finals on August 11th.
UK vs Mexico (20.45 Local)
UK vs China (14.30 Local)
UK vs Japan (14.30 Local)
Russell Levenston, Leicester Riders Managing Director, is pleased with the roster making the trip.
“It is great that we have been able to combine our Loughborough and Leicester players with other experienced talent from around the UK,” commented Levenston.
“China is an incredible place for us to continue to develop relations with and a great opportunity for some of our players and staff to experience a very different culture and new style of basketball.”
Be sure to follow @ridersbball and @lborobasketball for updates throughout the tournament and links to watch live games.