Great Britain cut roster to 13, Spurs’ Ryan Richards still standing

Laurence Ekperigin and Matthew Bryan-Amaning have both been released from the Great Britain national team (via as they prepare to face the Latvian national team on Saturday.

Neither cut comes as a major surprise after both played sparingly during the London International Basketball Invitational last week.

The three young players who led the GB U20s in a 13th place finish at the European Under-20 Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Andrew Lawrence, Devon Van Oostrum and San Antonio Spurs draftee Ryan Richards, have all held onto their spots.

While Lawrence and Van Oostrum have made their presence felt at the recently concluded tournament, it would be interesting to see if Richards would make the final cut, as he also got little playing time at the London Invitationals.

The roster now stands at 13, with the final cut expected to be made after the game against another Spurs draftee Davis Bertans and Latvia.

Team GB team take on Latvia tomorrow in Jelgava at 15.00 BST, their last warm-up game before their Eurobasket campaign begins against Lithuania, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Poland.

5 thoughts on “Great Britain cut roster to 13, Spurs’ Ryan Richards still standing

  1. I think Latvia is a slightly better team. Hopefully Bertans and Richards get some playing time for their respective teams.

  2. I’m a bit surprised that Richards is still in the national team despite not playing much at the London Invitational.

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