U18 youth basketball
France to review 26 players


Last season the international youth basketball training programme for France included a U19 selection process which had an impact on both the U18 and U20 selection process.

With the non-qualification for the U17 World Championship, France will just have have three teams this summer and as a result a larger number of players for the U18 team.

This summer the 2012 U18 European Championship for Women Division A is also the qualification tournament for the 2013 U19 FIBA World Championship for Women.

To qualify for their third consecutive U19 World Championship France must finish in the top 5.

FIBA Europe have also introduced a new concept starting this season which will make the Division A preliminary group phase more intense.

In all the women's event three teams will be relegated to Division B, the same rules will also apply for the U16 and U18 men.

Jérôme Fournier ©   Bellenger/IS/FFBB    In 2012 no teams are relegated from the U20 Division A tournament but 4 teams are promoted from Division B. This means from 2013 2O teams will play in Division A.

Jérôme Fournier (in picture) who is the head coach of the France U18 team has decided to start his review of players much earlier this year. He has invited 26 players to attend the first training camp at INSEP in Paris during the last week of February.

He will be assisted by Cathy Melain and Grégory Morata.

The list of the 26 players are as follows:

Name

Surname

Birth Year

Height

Position

Club

Valériane

Ayayi

1994

1.84

Forward

CFBB (INSEP)

Lisa

Bacconnier

1994

1.66

Point Guard

Bourges Basket

Marième

Badiane

1994

1.88

Forward

CFBB (INSEP)

Imane

Brahmi

1994

1.86

Forward

Bourges Basket

Annabelle

Caprais

1994

1.79

Small Forward

Basket Landes

Natty

Chambertin

1994

1.85

Forward

Pays d’Aix Basket 13

Fleur

Devillers

1995

1.77

Point Guard

CFBB (INSEP)

Bérengère

Dinga-MBomi

1995

1.70

Shooting Guard

CFBB (INSEP)

Clarince

Djaldi-Tabdi

1995

1.84

Forward

CFBB (INSEP)

Sophia

Elenga

1995

1.85

Forward

Bourges Basket

Olivia

Epoupa

1994

1.63

Point Guard

CFBB (INSEP)

Elise

Fagnez

1995

1.95

Forward

CFBB (INSEP)

Aby

Gaye

1995

1.92

Forward

CFBB (INSEP)

Laëtitia

Guapo

1995

1.82

Shooting Guard

CFBB (INSEP)

Assitan

Kone

1995

1.88

Forward

CFBB (INSEP)

Axelle

Koundouno

1994

1.81

Small Forward

CFBB (INSEP)

Lisa

Lefevre

1994

1.67

Point Guard

Pays d’Aix Basket 13

Pauline

Lithard

1994

1.63

Point Guard

Bourges Basket

Marie

Mane

1995

1.83

Small Forward

Bourges Basket

Lysa

Millavet

1995

1.86

Forward

USO Mondeville

Clémentine

Morateur

1995

1.70

Point Guard

CFBB (INSEP)

Awa

Sissoko

1994

1.78

Small Forward

USO Mondeville

Marie Eve

Paget

1994

1.65

Point Guard

Challes-les-Eaux Basket

Margaux

Touraud

1994

1.88

Forward

USO Mondeville

Mamignan

Toure

1994

1.80

Shooting Guard

CFBB (INSEP)

Lidija

Turcinovic

1994

1.78

Shooting Guard

CFBB (INSEP)


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Date created: 28 January 2012


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