Basketball player named to Great Britain Senior National Team

June 12, 2015 | Athletics, Events, News
By Brian DeBenedictis

Sophomore Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott has been named to the Great Britain Senior National Team.



Bravo-Harriott and her home country will play four games during the first phase of EuroBasket Women 2015, which is a pathway to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The campaign will tip off Friday, June 12, against Russia in Szombathely, Hungary, and all of the first round games will be shown live on the BBC Sport website.

Great Britain also will compete vs. Latvia, Serbia, and Croatia Saturday through Monday, June 13-15, in Szombathely in the first phase.

Bravo-Harriott is no stranger to playing for her National Team, as she was a member of Great Britain’s U-20 squad that competed at the 2014 European Championship (Division B) in Bulgaria, along with UT junior Janice Monakana. The 2014 Under-18 England Player of the Year averaged 3.0 points, 0.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 16.3 minutes per game at the championships in seven contests.

Bravo-Harriott also took part on England’s U-18 National Team that played at the 2013 Federación Internazionale de Basketball Association Championships (Division A). She contributed a team-high 10.1 points, 2.9 caroms, 2.0 helpers and a squad-best 2.1 thefts in 24.7 minutes per contest at the event. The London native finished ninth in the championships in free-throw percentage (73.0 percent, 27 of 37)), 11th in steals, and 17th in scoring.

This past season for UT, Bravo-Harriott averaged 10.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.6 steals in 24.9 minutes per game. She ranked seventh in the conference in three-point field goals made (2.1), 11th in three-point field goal percentage (.356, 64 of 180), and 20th in scoring, en route to being selected the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year.

The first-year Rocket scored in double figures on 17 occasions in 2014-15, including a season-best 30 points vs. Eastern Michigan in the second round of the MAC Tournament. Bravo-Harriott buried a season-high and school-tourney tying best seven treys against the Eagles and became the first Rocket to score at least 30 points in a match-up since Naama Shafir poured in 40 against USC in the championship game of the 2011 Postseason WNIT in 2011.

In MAC contests, Bravo-Harriott tallied 11.0 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game and 0.9 steals per game in 27.1 minutes per game. She finished fifth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.386, 39 of 101), seventh in three-point field goals made (2.2), 11th in overall field goal percentage (.441, 71 of 161) and 19th in scoring.

For more information on EuroBasket Women 2015, including a full schedule of games and information on venues, click here.

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