JOSH WARD-HIBBERT believes there is an "electricity" now to English basketball after the country's Commonwealth Games heroics.
The London Lions star, 28, believes the men's gold and the women's silver medals in the 3×3 event has helped the country become even closer to a "great basketball nation".
England historically won the Commonwealth Games' first gold in men's 3×3 basketball when Myles Hesson's overtime buzzer-beater sealed a 17-16 win over Australia.
But it was heartbreak at the buzzer for England's women as they took a silver medal after a 14-13 loss to Canada.
Ward-Hibbert said: "There’s electricity in British basketball right now. From top to bottom.
"From the level we have some of our seniors playing at, to the national team continuing to collect big scalps.
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"Our youngers coming through are stronger and stronger and now a gold and silver at the Commonwealth Games.
"This was another piece to an incredible journey British basketball is on.
"The men’s and women’s team both played and fought so hard. Everyone is super proud of them.
"And thanks to the players and the coaching staff all involved, they laid another steppingstone for British basketball to edge closer to becoming a great basketball nation."
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