Dan Clark confident of strong Great Britain performance at EuroBasket2017

Dan Clark confident of strong Great Britain performance at EuroBasket2017
By Sportsbeat

06/06/2017 at 14:31Updated

Dan Clark is quietly confident about Great Britain's chances at the EuroBasket2017 after it was revealed they will play in a number of warm-up tournaments before the main event in September.

Clark, who competed for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, believes his side have a good schedule to prepare themselves for the competition in Istanbul.

"We've got good preparation time and we're ready to go. There will be some tough opponents, in particular Greece, having had such strong successes, particularly in past EuroBasket tournaments," the 28-year-old said. "It's well documented that our group will be difficult and it's a tough tournament. The depth of teams in Europe is very strong, however the team and I are really looking forward to it.

"We're prepared and we've been working with Joe (Prunty) for a while now and could bring up a few surprises."

GB preparations kick off in Patras where they will take on Greece, Romania and Ukraine at the start of August before facing Israel in Tel Aviv.

Joe Prunty's side will finish their warm ups by taking on Greece once more in London before heading to Warsaw to face Poland, Hungary and Israel ahead of their first EuroBasket opener against Belgium on September 1st.

Great Britain will feature in Group D with co-host Turkey, 2016 Olympic silver medallists Serbia, 2011 bronze medallists Russia, Latvia and Belgium.

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