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.
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.”