British-Nigerian, Temi Fagbenle, Team Great Britain, set for EuroBasket glory

Having been written off by many before the commencement of the Euros basketball competition, the Great Britain team progressed despite all odds to the quarter final setting up an encounter with Hungary.

The team has progressed furthest in the continental championship, better than all previous teams representing GB have, this weekend presents them with a genuine chance to advance and fight for a medal in the competition.

Commanding this dark horse team in the competition is a British-Nigerian Temi Fagbenle, 26, who has been a totem for the GB squad.

Fagbenle stands out for her team, she became the first Briton to claim a title in the Women’s NBA with the Minnesota Lynx, where she will return after the Europeans.

This past season, she was named the Most Valuable Player of the Polish League with a domestic championship accrued.

Having been part of side that went winless at the Olympics in 2012, she feels it’s the their time for glory.

She proclaims “We feel like it’s our time, it’s as simple as that. We believe in ourselves. Nobody else does. But that’s fantastic. The only thing that’s important is that we do.

“This tale might contain an uplifting end.

“We’ll continue to stick together whatever happens,” she affirms.

One continues to hope that Fagbenle would lead her tightly-knit team who have so far squeezed all they can from the sum of their parts, under guidance of Spanish coach Chema Buceta, to championship victory Belgrade.



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