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Women's Eurobasket 2013 Preview

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The Women's Eurobasket tournament starts today with teams from every corner of Europe competing for the Eurobasket crown. France, Russia and Turkey all have good chances to win the tournament but we will as always be focusing on Team GB.

The team will need to give it 100% with a group including the tournament hosts France, Serbia and Latvia.

The betting odds on success for Team GB are slim, with Bet365 giving the team the WORST odds of getting through any group.

But with much determination and a boom in British basketball over the last twelve months, this tournament gives GB basketball the chance to shine.

Here are the list of all the GB players:

Dominique Allen
Rose Anderson
Kimberley Butler
Ella Clark
Stefanie Collins
Stephanie Gandy
Chantelle Handy
Georgia Jones
Johannah Leedham
Azania Stewart
Lauren Thomas-Johnson
Rachael Vanderwal

11 of the 12 players are England national players with one from Scotland (Rose) and will be hoping to progress past the group stages which would be considered success.

Team GB have struggled in the last few tournaments including the Olympics and Eurobasket and will be hoping that success will be forthcoming.

Key Player

Johannah Leedham will be a key player for GB with experience in multiple countries and a rookie contract to a WNBA team in the Connecticut Sun's, Johannah could be pivotal in the Guard/Forward role for a team which will hopefully be able to get a win or two in the tournament. 

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