Three Bucks Hornets basketballers have been called up by England.
The Hornets, who train in Aylesbury, are becoming something of a hotbed for rising basketball stars with two players getting scholarships in the US and now a trio of potential England internationals.
Buchi Obiamago ( U18 women), Joe Tunney and Evan Walshe ( U16 boys) learned of their selection to the first England training camps of the year last week. The U16 men will be at Oaklands College, Hertfordshire and the U18 women will be at Leeds Metropolitan University when they meet up later this month. The initial squad of 30 players will be reduced progressively to a final group of 12 players (plus three or four reserves) who will play for England in the European Championships in July/August 2014. There will be camps in November and December and further camps and competitions at Easter before the final group prepares with a summer block of games and more camps.