25 Nov 15
A packed crowd at the Amaechi Centre watched Great Britain come up short against Italy in Manchester but Head Coach, Jose Maria Buceta is taking away the positives.
|British Basketball's high performance programmes represent the pinnacle of men's and women's basketball in the UK.
In 2012, both men's and women's GB Basketball teams competed at the London Olympics for the first time since 1948.
Playing in their first Olympic Games ever, the GB women were not able to register a victory but they won many admirers en route, giving a good account of themselves through some painfully narrow defeats against the world's elite.
The GB men signed off their London 2012 campaign with their first Olympic victory since 1948, against China following a series of competitive clashes verses basketball's powerhouses.
In 2013, both teams continued their progression at EuroBasket. The GB women again reached the second round of Europe's top basketball championship and made history in delivering the best-ever finish for any Great Britain team at EuroBasket, with wins over Serbia Latvia and Croatia.
The GB men produced morale-boosting wins over Israel and Germany and further cemented their place among Europe's elite.
In addition, the GB U20 men's team showed the growing depth within British basketball by qualifying for Division A of the European Championship for the first time.
Since 2010, the teams' progression has been unprecedented with our women moving from an unranked position to 24th in FIBA's World rankings. Our men have made similar impressive strides, from 56th in the world to 22nd.
We are determined to maintain those rankings and take them to the next level as our focus moves to Rio 2016, if you would like to be part of our journey to inspire young people across the country as we strive for Olympic glory then get in touch at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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