In the World Championship preliminary round, Germany face Turkey, USA and Australia.
Head Coach Nohl said following the camp, “We have a successful course behind us and look expectantly towards the World Championship. We worked a lot on our decision-making competence and our defensive behaviour and gave the young athletes much input for their individual work in the clubs and also at home.”
In the second preliminary round group A hosts Thailand, Japan, South Africa and co-favourite Great Britain meet.
Co-trainer Mohen said, “At first glance, it’s a tough group. The USA are the clear favourites in the group, as they are almost the same steam as in the 2018 World Championships. They are even ahead of GB, as contenders for the title with this team. Australia has a great centre player, Annabelle Lindsay of the senior-squad, who is very basket-threatening in the zone.”
The joint training camp with the senior national team was the last chance for the young team together before the World Championship, which gave them the opportunity to assemble different line-ups and to test against a strong team.
Nohl has a clear goal in mind for the World Championship and said, “We want to create the best possible starting position for the quarter-finals in the group stage. For this purpose, the games against Turkey and Australia are crucial. We definitely want to reach the semi-finals!”
GERMANY’S U25 ROSTER
|Lisa Bergenthal||1999||4.0||Köln 99ers|
|Svenja Erni||2003||3.5||Sabres Ulm|
|Valeska Finger||1999||2.5||Lux Rollers|
|Anna-Lena Hennig||2000||2.5||Hannover United|
|Sarah Heibutzki||1995||2.0||RSV Lahn Dill|
|Anna Jansen||2000||2.5||Emsland Rolli Baskets|
|Rebecca Lieb||1997||3.5||BG Baskets Hamburg|
|Anne-Sophie Risse||1995||4.5||PS Karlsruhe|
|Martha Schuren||2000||2.5||Köln 99ers|
|Catharina Weiß||2000||1.0||RSKV Tübingen|
Dennis Nohl (Trainer)
Marina Mohnen ( Assistant Trainer)
Franziska Vogel (Physical Therapist)
Mathis Garvels (Physiotherapist)
Petra Michel-Leutheuser ( Team Doctor )
Marie Scheidemann (Technician)