A UNIVERSITY of Worcester student and Worcester Wolves captain has been selected for a national training camp in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games.

Ashton Khan is one of 24 players invited to the three-day Team England basketball camp from Sunday as part of the squad’s preparation for the international contest early next year.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to show what I can do against some of the top players in the BBL and be coached by a great coach in Andreas Kapoulos,” said the 6ft 1in guard who fits in training alongside studying for a masters degree in sports coaching at the university.

“I think I will learn a lot in this three-day camp and hopefully bring a wealth of experience back to the club.

"I have been in the league for three years now and have had different roles on the team so it’s good to have your hard work recognised.

"It definitely makes me want to work even harder, it’s motivating and I’ve got a lot of support from my team-mates, the coaching staff and everybody here at Worcester.”

The 26-year-old will join 19 other British Basketball League players selected for the camp in Manchester after he has travelled with Wolves for the game at Manchester Giants on Sunday.

Khan first joined Wolves for the 2015-16 campaign and has impressed since, last season averaging eight points and three assists per game.

There will be a further training camp in February and then Team England confirm their final roster of 12 players before the Commonwealth Games which takes place on the Gold Coast, Australia, in April.

Wolves head coach Paul James said: “We are delighted for Ashton that his hard work and talent has been recognised at this level.

"We wish him every success at the camp and hope this could pave the way to seeing him compete on the international stage which can only enhance his play for the Wolves.”

The Wolves captain and his side have a busy December coming up as they have recently added the BBL Cup semi-finals to their calendar, taking on Sheffield Sharks at the University of Worcester Arena on December 8.