The Solomon Islands Basketball Federation (SIBF) has released the names of 50 men and 36 women for the basketball training squad for the country’s national basketball team.
The men’s training squad comprises of 46 Honiara based players and four overseas based players, while the women’s squad comprises of 34 Honiara based players and two overseas based players.
The Honiara based players are selected from last year’s Honiara Basketball League (HBL) competition.
Enlisted players will meet on the February 24.
The training squad will commence training on a later date in the lead up to up-coming regional competitions to be held in Fiji later this year and towards next years’ main sporting event, the Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
A selection committee for the national basketball squad will be put together to make sure that training squad members abide by criteria’s required of them from SIBF, FIBA Oceania and the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) in order to produce the best team possible to represent the country in this years’ international games.
By CARLOS ARUAFU