Eurobasket 2017: Great Britain drawn to play group games in Istanbul

Joe Prunty, GB Basketball
Joe Prunty's team are making their fourth Eurobasket appearance, having failed to qualify in 2015

Great Britain's men will face Russia, Serbia, Latvia, Turkey and Belgium in Group D of EuroBasket 2017.

GB, among the bottom set of seeds for the draw, will be based in Istanbul for the tournament, hosted jointly by Turkey, Finland, Israel and Romania.

It begins on 31 August, with the final scheduled for 17 September.

Joe Prunty's team, who failed to qualify in 2015, will be making their fourth appearance after competing in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Rio 2016 silver medallists Serbia are among the favourites.

Great Britain's women missed out on a fourth Eurobasket finals appearance as they lost 71-52 to Italy at the weekend.

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