Manchester Giants captain Callum Jones has been selected for Team England’s first preparation camp for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

A total of 24 players have been selected by coach Andreas Kapoulas, including 20 from the BBL.

Kapoulas said: “It has been great to see the positive response from players to represent England in the Commonwealth Games.

“We have a great group of players for the first camp with very strong representation from the domestic league and we look forward to starting our preparations.

Kapoulas and his squad will meet up later this month for their first camp with the players on this list invited to attend. Moving into 2018, there will be a further camp in February before a final roster of 12 players needs to be confirmed in late February before April’s Games. The Men will open Pool B play against Scotland on 5 April before further games against India on 7 April and Cameroon on 8 April.

The full list: Jamell Anderson (FG La Road – Spain), Darius Defoe (Newcastle), Kiefer Douse (Leicester), Daniel Edozie (Bristol), Zach Gachette (Sheffield), Paul Guede (London), William Hall (London), Joe Hart (Unattached), Joe Ikhinmwin (London), Orlan Jackman (Cheshire), Callum Jones (Manchester), Kofi Josephs (Glasgow), Andrew Lasker (Newcastle), Rob Marsden (Sheffield), Raheem May-Thompson (Cheshire), Tayo Ogedengbe (Surrey), Josh Steel (Surrey), Andrew Thomson (Leicester), Adam Thoseby (Sydney Kings – Australia), Michael Tuck (Sheffield), Shane Walker (Leicester), Conner Washington (FOG Naestved – Denmark), Zak Wells (Plymouth), Kai Williams (Newcastle).