Sbihi desperate to retain European title
The chair of British Basketball Ian Curryer has wished Temi Fagbenle well after the forward signed for the Minnesota Lynx in the women’s NBA.
Her new team have already won three WNBA titles since their inception in 1998, as well as five Western Conference titles, to make them one of the most successful sides in the competition history.
Fagbenle, who began playing basketball with the Haringey Angels, moved to the United States as a 15-year-old and went on to play for both Harvard and USC at university.
In the 2016 draft she was selected 35th overall by the Minnesota Lynx, having represented Team GB at London 2012.
The 6ft 4in forward, now 24, has been a key member of the Great Britain side in recent years, and impressed Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve in two recent pre-season games.
Reeve added the Brit to her roster for the upcoming season, and with that getting underway against Chicago Sky on Sunday, Curryer wished her all the best ahead of her debut at the top level of professional basketball.
"Temi's hard work and dedication to the game does not go unnoticed and we are thrilled at the great news for her and the British game," he said.
"We wish her all the very best for this season with the Lynx."