After completing all regional trials, the Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) did not waste any time to select their preliminary U20 national squads.
In a three day clinic at Augustineum Secondary School in Windhoek, 40 girls and boys from all over Namibia had to undergo a tight schedule.
Following athletic tests, ball handling tests, shooting contests, 1-1-contests, 3-3 and 5-5 games the NBF selected its two preliminary squads for the Zone VI U20 Youth Games in Zambia in December.
The boy's team in alphabetical order: Fillemon Auwanga, Paita Cecilio, Iyaloo Fransiseo, McDonald Garab, Tayson Haimbodi, Landuleni Iipinge, Andrew Oletu, Stephen Kaluwa, Raphael Paulus, Tuhafeni Shinyama, Reginald Sisande, Albino Siwongo.
Girls: Shakira Ajam, Aily Alfeus, Lizanne Cloete, Frieda Kolowali, Sylvia Nampadhi, Vanessa Neumann, Saima Sakaria, Alma Samuel, Hertha Shimuketa, Victoria Shilongo, Nina Simao, Yolanda Tobias.
On call are Onesmus Haipa, Titus Paulus, Isack Uutoni for the boys and Marjory Harases, Merlyn Lucas, Teopolina Shikulo for the girls.
The national trials were conducted by Frank Albin, assisted by the coaches or administrators Jasmin Dieler, Thomas Elikana, Simon Gervé, Intila Katambo, Nande Kayala, Istvan Olivier, Pondo Nailenge, Inga Riemann, Francina Shilongo and Yyvonne Washaya.
The trials were made possible through the support of the Directorate of Sport in the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the German Federal Foreign Office.