Harry shoots hoops abroad

Kalil Irving and Harry Turner
Kalil Irving and Harry Turner

Professional basketball may have left Milton Keynes, but it hasn’t stopped Harry Turner from getting a call up to a top European training camp.

Harry, who plays for the University of Worcester basketball team, has been selected to participate in the prestigious European Adidas Basketball Summer Camp in Kaunas in Lithuania.

Throughout the camp, which runs through July, he will have the opportunity to improve his skills at the camp as a result of the strong partnership links between the University, the Worcester Wolves Basketball Club, the Lithuanian Sports University and the Lithuanian Basketball Federation.

Harry has also been given a taster of British Basketball League action, playing for the Wolves.

He won’t be alone on the trip though, as he was called up with team-mate Kalil Irving.

Harry is about to start the second year of his Business Management studies at the University, is one of the most promising student athletes.

This is the second time he has been awarded with a scholarship from the University to boost his professional sports development.

He said: “Luckily, I was awarded the scholarship and I will be able to develop my basketball skills further.

“It is an excellent opportunity provided by Mick Donovan, Coach Paul James, the Worcester Wolves and the Lithuanian partners.

“I hope to improve and absorb as much information as possible during the camp.”