Basketball England helped GB Basketball put itself firmly on the 3x3 map with impressive showings from the men’s and women’s teams in Romania at the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup Qualifying Tournament in June 2021.

Stef Collins’ women’s team qualified for September’s Finals going undefeated as they knocked off second-seed Hungary in their opening Pool B outing 17-12, before rounding out the pool games with a 21-13 win over Slovakia and winning their elimination game against Belarus.

Julius Joseph’s men’s side won two of their three Pool D games before falling in the Elimination Round.

Teams were entered as part of a collaboration between Great Britain Basketball and Basketball England to help prepare Team England players for next year’s Commonwealth Games and set about improving the GB national teams’ 3x3 rankings.

GB's U23s finished a three-day trip to Tel Aviv during the same month with a some wins and a great learning experience at the FIBA League of Nations.

The victories give both strong foundations to build on for future competition after facing into to the new challenge of 3x3 with grit and determination.