Scotland U16 Men: 19/20 Clubs
Three months on from their fourth place finish at FIBA U16 Europe Division C, take a look at where each of Scotland’s Men are playing domestically throughout 2019/20:
Callum Mortimer earned a place in the tournament’s All-Star 5 as he averaged 16.8 points and 7 rebounds per game throughout the tournament. His form didn’t go unnoticed as he joined Glasgow Rocks upon his return to Scotland. The 16-year-old continues to play for Wolves in the SBC U18 Men’s division whilst training with Scotland’s BBL side.
Euan Birch, another top scorer for Scotland throughout the summer, remains with St Mirren for the 2019/20 season. Birch has featured on several occasions for the senior team who currently sit just one point off the top of the Soho Wealth SBC.
Inverness City Lions’ Owen Heddle continues to play for the Highland club, making the step up to the U18 team. The team has endured a tough start to the campaign with losses to Fury, Reign, St Mirren & Flyers.
Several of Darryl Woods’ team travelled to Albania off the back of an unbeaten season with Stirling Knights. Jack Hencher, Piper McGowan, Ben Roberts and William Kemp all scooped a domestic treble and, having stepped up to U18 this season, continue their unbeaten run as Knights sit top of the SBC U18 Men’s division with a record of 4-0.
Euan Johnston and Finlay Steel are also teammates at domestic level, both playing with Dunfermline Reign, whilst Saachin Chandran plays his basketball in the capital with Boroughmuir Blaze.
Two of the squad play their domestic basketball outside of Scotland, as both Finlay Woodward and Cameron Watson are part of BBL side Bristol Flyers’ youth system. Woodward, who averaged 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in Albania, represents Flyers at U18 level, whilst Watson continues to play at U16.