GB U18 Men’s Head Coach, Alan Keane, has named Renfrewshire’s Christopher Feeney in the final roster for the FIBA U18 European Championships, taking place in Volos, Greece, from July 27th.
Feeney grew up playing youth basketball with BasketballPaisley and has previously represented Scotland U16’s at the European Championships in 2015/16.
He now plays for Barking Abbey in the English Amateur Basketball League (EABL) and the Basketball England Division 1 National Basketball League. Christopher has proven to be a sharp shooter this season recording a solid 38% from behind the arc.
This year is Feeney’s second year with the GB U18 squad, making him one of the most experienced guards on the squad. He will look to help the team be as successful as possible when competing against the best competition in Europe.
Germany, Serbia and Turkey await the side in Group A as 16 teams battle in out in Division A. The Serbians will undoubtedly be the toughest test in the group with the team looking for a third consecutive championship.
The former St. Mirren player spoke about his selection saying:
“It’s a huge honour to be selected for GB, it shows all the hard work I’ve put in so far is paying off, but there’s still a long way to go!”
Speaking to GB Basketball after the roster was announced, Keane believes the squad has made progress during the training camp and are ready to get stuck into competitive action:
“Once again it is pure joy to work with such a committed group of players and staff. Three games in France last week gave us a good benchmark of where we are. It also doesn’t give us much time to build what we need and are capable to build but this group of players have taken big steps in the time we have been together. For many division A basketball is a world unknown to them unless you have played there previously, however when one truly focuses on the team and gives everything you have to offer then the competition can be exciting, surprising and unpredictable. We will approach each day as we do each day in camp and that is 100% commitment to the choices we make on and off the court. From there the score will take care of itself.”
You can be kept up to date on Christopher’s progress on all of GB Basketball’s digital channels.