Great Britain’s summer of 3×3 – in collaboration with Basketball England – has seen the country’s FIBA 3×3 ranking grow following participation in the Europe Cup and the U23 Nations League.
Taking part in, and being successful at, any 3×3 event leads to ranking points. Every player participating in FIBA 3×3 sanctioned events – from grass roots tournaments to international competition – plays their part in Great Britain’s ranking, with individual and event points all contributing to the overall score.
Following on from The U23 Nations League, Europe Cup Qualifiers and Europe Cup itself, the national federation’s 3×3 ranking has improved significantly.
Overall, Great Britain has leapt from 68th in the world to 33rd. GB men are now 26th in Europe (41st in the world) and the women are up to 19th (29th in the world).
Great Britain’s Senior Men and Women won games at the highly-ranked Europe Cup – with the women progressing to Paris – but players from both teams have, to date, still only played only a handful of top-level games.
This means that the U23 players are the highest ranking, having played in six multi-game stops of the Nations League and topped up their points totals at various events in the UK, including Basketball England’s Ball Out Tour.
Evan Walshe is the highest-ranking male Brit in the world list with 56,535 points, putting him 286th in the world (77th on the U23s list).
Teammates Veron Eze (world 246, U23 86), Eljay Morris (world 297, U23 86), Flynn Boardman-Raffet (world 498, U23 143) and Tosan Evbuomuan (world 618, U23 170) making up the rest of the top five.
The top-ranked British female in the world is Loren Christie with 26,971 points, putting her 602nd in the world and 71st in the global U23 ranks.
Her U23 teammates Paige Robinson-Miller (world 662, U23 75), Katie Bennett (world 632, U23 140), Abbie Lowe (world 1017, U23 135) and Ebony Horton (world 1798, U23 176) are close behind in the British top five.
Senior star Temi Fagbenle is sixth on the Brits list with Shequila Joseph, Cheridene Green and Shanice Norton seventh, eighth and ninth respectively.
Additional information regarding the other British rankings and 3×3 events throughout the UK can be found via the Basketball England website.