"Our involvement in the Olympics will help British basketball grow further, especially for the women," Temi Fagbenle said. "We showed a lot of fight in our five games played, sure it's disappointing that we didn't get a win but the Arena was full every game we played, and a lot of the kids in the crowd I'm sure would have enjoyed it enough to want to play."
Fagbenle's comments were echoed by Edinburgh-born Rose Anderson, who came off the bench to give GB a much-needed spark.
"One of our goals was to put basketball on the map in Britain and I think we got the fans behind us. I hope we can get more people playing the sport and get more people supporting us.
"We've done ourselves proud, we've hung with teams, we haven't been embarrassed by anyone and a lot of people expected us to get our butts kicked and we didn't. We worked hard so we can be proud of that so we go onward and upward and we can only keep getting better as a nation."
Azania Stewart, who will now concentrate on her professional career in Spain, playing for Deportivo Zamarat was proud to be part of the experience that was made possible by the British Basketball programme and the support of the faithful Great Britain fans. The Londoner played a total of 99 minutes at the Olympics, averaging 4.4 points a game.
"The crowd and the atmosphere from the fans was amazing. How much they supported us whether we were losing or we were down in the big games they were there the whole time so a big thank you to them," an emotional Stewart said.
"It was disappointing not to get a win but I do hope that people can look past the results and see how far basketball has come over the short period of time we've been around and that they see the performances we put on in London. We didn't come here to make up numbers, we wanted to play for our country and show the world that Great Britain can play basketball and especially for the women because we really want young women and girls to see our games and we want them to take up basketball so I hope that we've done that for them."