Basketball Wales

Magic duo get Wales spot for FIBA Europeans

Manchester Magic’s Luke Gordos and Henry Lythe de Pee have been named in the Wales U16 squad for the 2018 FIBA European Championships in San Marino in July.

The duo, who were part of Magic’s victorious U16 National Cup team, are included in a 12-man party following a four-day camp over Easter.

Luke, 15, has also been named co-captain for the tournament, which is being held in San Marino from 3-11 July.

He was also a member of the Wales squad for last year’s Division C campaign in Andorra.

Henry, 16, will be making his European Championship debut thanks to a series of strong performances over the Easter weekend against Derby College, Stockport Falcons, Cheshire Wire and Manchester Magic’s U15 and U16 teams.

Wales, who finished seventh at the 2017 championships, have been drawn in Group B alongside Andorra, GIbraltar, Malta and Scotland. They open their tournament against Malta on 3 July.

Henry Lythe-de-Pee
Luke Gordos Wales U16 2018