20 players prepare for the summer of U18 youth international basketball



Jérôme Fournier's U18 training roster consists of 20 players. With youth international basketball tournaments in June at Rezé and Fougères he will have the players in camp for three weeks before reducing the squad to 16 players.

With the U19 World Championships taking place at the end of June, some of the players in his squad will also be involved with U19 training camps.

In 2007 France won the U16 European Championship Women Division A for the 1991 generation. So it can be viewed that this generation will be out to go for another their title.

Some of the players called up for the series against the Canadian NEDA have been called for the next stage in the preparation.

 Esther Niamke © FIBA Europe

In total 10 players from the CFBB (INSEP) will join 10 players from clubs around France. 11 players from the 2007 championship squad are still in the squad.

The inclusion of Ester Niamke (left) who is a 1993 born player is the only surprise in the squad.

It should be noted that during the injury crisis at USO Mondeville at the beginning of the season, she played as second point guard for the team in the LFB and the FIBA Europe EuroCup.

The 20 players selected for the training camp:

Surname
Name
Date of Birth
height (cm)
Club
AKMOUCHE
Héléna
01/01/1992
173
CFBB
ARFELIS
Marion
25/01/1991
186
Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
BOUSBAA
Linda
29/11/1991
165
Lattes Montpellier
CORRE
Kelly
09/03/1991
180
USO Mondeville Basket
DEGORCES
Agathe
02/02/1992
168
Mourenx
DIALLO
Awa
29/06/1992
190
Bourges Basket
ELENGA
Kekelly
18/04/1991
185
Bourges Basket
EUSTACHE
Morgiane
04/01/1991
195
CFBB
GANDEGA
Touty
20/06/1991
170
USO Mondeville Basket
GROSSEMY
Eléonore
11/05/1992
183
CFBB
KONTEH
Adja
05/03/1992
177
CFBB
LEMONNIER
Marion
24/03/1992
172
CFBB
NIAMKE
Esther
17/07/1993
164
USO Mondeville Basket
OKOU ZOUZOUO
Margaux
18/02/1991
185
CFBB
STRUNC
Isabelle
08/03/1991
178
CFBB
TCHATCHOUANG
Diandra
14/06/1991
189
CFBB
VERNEREY
Allison
27/02/1991
193
Illkirch-Graffenstaden
VIALE
Anais
12/07/1991
189
Pays d’Aix Basket 13
WATRELOT
Sophie
01/02/1991
182
CFBB
WESTELYNCK
Chloé
28/03/1991
189
CFBB

Head Coach: Jérôme FOURNIER

Assistants: Grégory MORATA and Nathalie LESDEMA

Tournoi de Rezé: Youth international basketball in Rezé

8 teams including France will take part in the eight-nation U18 basketball tournament from 4 until 7 June 2009.

The defending champions Lithuania will not be around to defend their crown but Australia are coming back.

France are in Group A and will play China, the Czech Republic and Sweden.

In Group B Australia who finished second last year will play Belgium, Russia and Turkey.

Tournoi de Fougères: Youth international basketball in Fougères

France did not take part in this tournament last year but are back for this four-nation youth international basketball festival from 11 until 13 June 2009.

Australia will be back to defend their crown. The 2008 U18 European champions division B, Latvia, and China will be the other nations taking part.


France U18 2009 initial training roster

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Picture credits:

Fiba Europe

Date created: 07 May 2009


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