Head Coach Paul Kelleher has selected 21 players to progress with the Ireland Under 17 Men’s development squad.

The announcement comes after the squad’s recent trip to Wales and an international camp that was held at the University of Limerick this week.

Speaking about the selection, Coach Kelleher stated: "The squad to date have worked tirelessly on skill development and working on their basketball intellect over the last nine months. Every player has demonstrated their ability to perform at International level. Our squad was very young with a large part of the squad a year young and the development part of the program has proved very, very successful.

“The time is now right to focus on the next phase of the program which is getting ready for the European Championships 2018. The function and emphasis of the program now changes, with more in depth focus and role definition. We will now work on training to compete over the summer months and prepare for potential games at the October mid-term and Christmas break."

The selected players are:

Aidan Harris, Academy USA, Lawrence Woodmare

Cian Heaphy, Colaiste An Phiarsaigh Glanmire, Neptune BC

Cillian O' Driscoll, Gaelcholaiste Reachrann, Malahide BC

Conor Liston, Belvedere College, Tolka Rovers

Darragh O' Sullivan, Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Neptune BC

David McCarthy, Mounthawk, KCYMS Killorglin

David Murray, Presentation Brothers, Neptune BC

Eoghan O' Sullivan, ISK Killorglin, KCYMS Killorglin

Eoin McCann, Mount Temple, KUBS

Eoin Nelson, Oatlands College, Marian BC

James Beckom, Lido Di Roma                                         

James Connaire, St. Joseph's, The Bish, Moycullen BC

James Lyons, St. Joseph's, The Bish, Moycullen BC

Jay Kavanagh, De La Salle, Waterford Vikings

Kevin Anyanwu, Moyle Park, Dublin Lions

Liam Croke, ISK Killorglin, KCYMS Killorglin

Matthew Rooney, OLSPK, Star of The Sea

Maximillian Amadasun, Our Savour Luthe, USA        

Neil Kavanagh, Moyle Park, Dublin Lions

Osi Oshiogwemoh, De La Salle, Waterford Vikings

Stephen Achukwu, St. David's, Killester BC

Ireland Under 17 Men's Team Management:

Head Coach: Paul Kelleher

2nd Asst. Coach: Mike Toolan

Team Manager: Orla Rooney

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