Team GB has three teams in its way in its bid to qualify for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Those three are China, Spain and Korea.
When Great Britain takes the court in Serbia, they will be with the services of a name familiar to fans of the Dallas Wings – Kristine Anigwe.
Chema Buceta, Team GB’s coach, is hoping Anigwe can recreate her numbers she put up while at California – where she reached the 2,000-point plateau with the Golden Bears in her junior season of 2018. Anigwe, who was born in London and drafted by the Connecticut Sun with the ninth overall pick in last year’s draft, joins Karlie Samuelson (her Wings teammate) and Temi Fagbenle (Minnesota Lynx) with Great Britain.
Anigwe described it as a “dream come true” to play for Great Britain, according to a release.
I’m expecting a lot of fun and a lot of competition. I know it’s a really tough bracket but I really believe in this team and believe we can shock a lot of people and make history.
–Kristine Anigwe (per Team GB release)
The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament will take place from Feb. 6-9 and was scheduled to occur in China, but was moved to Belgrade in Serbia due to the coronavirus outbreak.