As reported by HoopsFix, Great Britain got their summer campaign off to a winning start with a 96-70 rout of Netherlands in Cobham, Surrey, on Sunday night.
“We’ve done a much better job of coming into camp in good shape this year, that showed today in comparison to last year.
“It was our first game so we didn’t have a lot of expectations, we’re just trying to figure out what the guys can do and help them. We have to get better at everything, but it’s early and I’m pleased with how we played.
“We had a pretty young team; they played fearlessly and with a lot of energy. We will have quite a few cuts to make so it was important to spread the minutes out, our agenda is to assess the guys and see what they can do.”
Video highlights after the jump.
All 14 players on the roster saw at least 10 minutes of action as Finch looks to make further cuts to his team in the final weeks.
San Antonio Spurs draftee Ryan Richards led Team GB with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting in just 11 minutes.
Kyle Johnson had 14 points, Eric Boateng scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds and Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 10 points.
Richards’ GB U20s teammates Alex Marcotullio and Devon Van Oostrum scored nine and eight points respectively.
Aron Roye led the Netherlands with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while Arvin Slagter added 17 points and five assists.
- Great Britain shot over 55% from the field going 35-of-63
- Ryan Richards got it going in the fourth quarter where he scored 10 of his points, and was unstoppable on offense.