Basketball New Zealand is close to confirming several friendlies for the Tall Blacks before their last chance Olympic qualification tournament.

The Tall Blacks have been drawn to a six nations qualifying tournament in Manilla in July, alongside France, Philippines, Turkey, Senegal and Canada.

Only the winner of the tournament earns a spot at the Rio Olympics.

Basketball NZ boss Iain Potter says the Tall Blacks will travel to Europe for several warm up games before the tournament.

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Potter says they have tentative arrangements, and quite a few countries are keen, including Lithuania who are already booked for the Olympics.

The Tall Ferns will also head to Europe for several games before their qualifying tournament in June.