Finland, Great Britain Come Through

Finland and Great Britain booked their spots in Division A with convincing wins on Saturday.

After a big win at home earlier in the week Great Britain visited Geneva and came away with an 89-78 victory which secured a 163-119 aggregate win.

Deng, GB Ready For Switzerland
A team-mate now stands in the way of Luol Deng fulfilling his international ambitions this summer.

In the last two months, the Chicago Bulls star has led Great Britain to four straight wins, allowing the Brits to force their way into a two-game play-off for promotion into Europe's Division A of basketball nations.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Kieron Achara 2.08 03.07.1983 Stirling (SCO)  
 Michael Bernard 2.04 14.07.1978 Manchester (ENG)  
 Eric Boateng 2.09 20.11.1985 London (ENG)  
 Nick George 1.98 25.09.1982 Manchester (ENG)  
 Julius Joseph 1.95 16.11.1975 Kensington, London (ENG)  
 5Richard Midgley PG 1.91 07.07.1983 Maidstone (ENG)  
 6Mike Lenzly 1.89 01.05.1981 Oxford (ENG)  
 7Christopher Sanders FC 2.05 13.01.1982 Sutton Coldfield (ENG)  
 8Andrew Sullivan 2.03 12.02.1980 London (ENG)  
 9Luol Deng 2.06 16.04.1985 Sudan (SUD)  
10Robert Archibald 2.11 29.03.1980 Paisley (SCO)  
12Nate Reinking 1.83 12.12.1973 OH (USA)  
13Roger Huggins FC 2.00 05.09.1967 London (ENG)  
14Christopher Haslam 2.02 27.05.1974 Southport (ENG)  
15Andrew Betts 2.17 11.05.1977 Coalville, Leicester (ENG)  

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Division B Round-Up: Brits Extend Run
Great Britain sealed their place in Europe's divisional play-offs with an 83-51 win against Belarus in Minsk.

It was a tough game which both teams - the best units in the group - needed to win if they were to advance towards next year's EuroBasket 2009 qualifying matches.
Iceland Shock Georgia, Britain Crush Dutch
Georgia’s attempts to win promotion to EuroBasket Division A received a significant blow on Wednesday when Iceland beat them right before the death with a three-pointer in a 76-75 upset.

Trying to keep pace with Group C leaders Finland, who are unbeaten at 6-0, Georgia led 74-72 but allowed Jakob Sigurdarson to nail a three-pointer with just two seconds remaining.

Deng Leads Brits To Win 21.08.2007
Archibald Fit Again, Makes GB Bow18.08.2007
Deng Satisfied With Great Britain Progress10.08.2007
Finch Calls Deng To Britain Camp19.07.2007
Deng Happy To Be Main Man For Britain11.07.2007
British Cause Boosted By Deng02.05.2007
Bulls Star Gets British Clearance06.10.2006
Great Britain: Finch Takes Blame17.09.2006
Great Britain Come Up Short Against Belarus16.09.2006
Great Britain: Finch Agonises Over Tough Loss16.09.2006


Great Britain
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PTSL. Deng24.5
RTL. Deng7.0
ASL. Deng4.3
STL. Deng3.0
BSL. Deng1.3


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02.09.2006vs SVK[L] 62-73 (A)
09.09.2006vs NED[W] 63-39 (H)
13.09.2006vs ALB[W] 72-69 (A)
16.09.2006vs BLR[L] 68-69 (H)
21.08.2007vs SVK[W] 77-52 (H)
29.08.2007vs NED[W] 83-64 (A)
01.09.2007vs ALB[W] 110-78 (H)
05.09.2007vs BLR[W] 83-51 (A)
11.09.2007vs SUI[W] 74-41 (H)
15.09.2007vs SUI[W] 89-78 (A)



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