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Myerscough basketball student selected in England U18 squad

Friday 1 March

A Myerscough basketball student has been selected in the England U18 squad for the upcoming Four Nations tournament in Scotland.


The first tournament of the year sees the U18s event, hosted by basketballscotland in Dundee, Scotland from April 2-4.

Emmanuel Hezekiel has been selected for the England squad, which will be presided over by Myerscough tutor, Troy Culley, who takes the role of Head Coach of the party.

17 year-old Emmanuel is in his second year as a Myerscough learner, and is currently undertaking a Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma programme in Basketball Studies.

This talent activity is part of Basketball England's New Horizons programme, which aims to strengthen the talent pathway by expanding opportunities for older talented basketball players to play for their country.

Steve Bucknall, Basketball England Head of Talent and Performance, said: "As we announce the selections for our national teams, we're not only celebrating the incredible talent of our players but also recognising the pivotal role that clubs and coaches play in their development journey.

‘’It's time to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes behind our players' success.

"Our national teams are a testament to the dedication and hard work put in by players, clubs, and coaches alike. Behind every athlete selected, there's a story of countless hours spent on the court, relentless training sessions, and unwavering support from their clubs and mentors.

‘’We want to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the clubs and coaches who have nurtured and honed the skills of these remarkable athletes.

''Your commitment to player development is the bedrock upon which our national teams stand, and we recognise and appreciate the invaluable contribution you make to the sport."