GB need to learn fast as EuroBasket approaches says Achara

19 August 2013 / 19:47

Kieron Achara admits Britain’s men’s basketball team needs to be full of fast learners after they fell to a second successive defeat in warming up for next month’s EuroBasket.

After two wins over Puerto Rico in London, one of which was behind closed doors, Britain lost 88-66to Finland in Helsinki before travelling to Crete to face Greece.

They couldn’t get back to winning ways however, falling 95-62, with more warm-up matches scheduled against differing opposition in Poland and Sweden.

Britain begin their EuroBasket campaign against Israel on September 4 in Slovenia and Achara insists they need to resolve their on-court issues swiftly.

“We have to learn quick,” said Achara, who stood in as captain for Drew Sullivan against Greece and recorded a team-high 15 points.

"We're going to get thrown into tough situations and as professionals; we have to respond to that situation. We have guys who are learning but they'll need to do it quickly."

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