Great Britain’s high-flying senior women have broken new ground again.
After finishing fourth at this summer’s Women’s EuroBasket, the highest any senior GB side has recorded in the competition, Chema Buceta’s team have broken into the world’s top-20 for the first time.
Following their exploits in Latvia and Serbia, GB have jumped to 19th from 25th in the FIBA rankings and on place to 11th in Europe. Both are programme highs.
BBF chairman Maurice Watkins said: “Brilliant! This is testament to the hard work, determination and skill of Chema and his team.
“The players put on a superb show in the summer and we are hoping to see the same again in the upcoming games. Congratulations everyone.”
GB face Poland (away) on November 14 and Belarus in Manchester on November 17, before going into February’s qualification tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
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