Academy News: 17 year old Brian Amabilino Perez has England call-up


Next to receive an international call up was seventeen-year-old Brian Amabilino Perez, which came as a surprise to all those of us who thought he was Spanish! Actually, the twins ARE Spanish, but have the benefit of dual nationality.

DSC 3027 1 The U18 squad have been in Manchester this week, for an England training camp at the brand new National Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue. This is a pre tournament camp prior to the next summer’s European Championships. To be part of the squad, players would normally be 1998-born, so with Brian being born in 1999, he will still be able to be a part of this age group next season too.   

“It’s great for Brian to be recognised with this call up after a very impressive season for a variety of teams across the club,” commented Derby Head Coach Matt Shaw.

“I think the weekend in which he had twenty-seven and eighteen points on successive days for our division one side probably made the England coaching staff take notice. I hope he continues to progress the way he has this season and uses the camp to motivate himself even more.”