No fewer than 10 Clark Eriksson Fury players were on international duty this week with some outstanding performances coming from the Falkirk stars.
Across the pond in Houston, another former Fury star 6ft 10’ Kieron Achara produced an excellent performance for the GB Olympic team against Lithuania in the build up to next month’s Games.
Achara played 21 minutes, scored five points, took seven rebounds and had two blocks in a fantastic all round performance that can only bolster his chances of making the final 12.
Achara now heads to San Antonio where GB will continue their warm-ups against Russia.
Fraser Malcolm hit the game winning shot for the International Colonials in Boston USA in their first tour match against a highly ranked Boston High School side. Fraser nailed a three-pointer in the final seconds as he starts a punishing 24-game stretch in just three weeks.
Lithuanian wonder kid Eddy Leginus showed why coach John Bunyan has given him that label with a stunning 30 points against Denmark in Copenhagen as he led Scotland under-15 Men to a 34 point win. Leginus was voted MVP of the competition that also saw Scotland face Holland and Latvia.
Fury Junior point guard Ailie Gardiner flew out to Slovakia for Scotland’s warm-up matches as the squad prepare for the European championships later this year.
Ali Fraser, now with Maine Blackbears in the USA, hit 24 points for Great Britain’s U20 men against Slovakia in Bristol at the GB training camp. Fraser was GB ‘s standout player in two matches against the Slovak team that saw GB win both. Fraser and Fury’s Jonny Bunyan are now in the last 14 of the GB squad as they continue their training in Bristol.
Shannon Flippard, Craig Malcolm, Ben Chok and Kenny Makusha also headed for Bristol to the GB camp where their respective Scotland teams prepare for their Euro competitions next month.