Here’s an update on how the Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting the basketball world.
Rui Hachimura is Japan’s biggest star. And Japanese e-commerce brand is the jersey patch sponsor for the Warrios.
The Phoenix Mercury star is detained in Russia due to allegedly having hash oil in her luggage and it has created an uncomfortable situation in the sport of basketball.
The drawing was held on Thursday evening in Sydney, Australia.
The fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues in the basketball world.
The UK revoked the Belarusian men’s basketball team’s visa because, it hosted Russian troops before invading Ukraine. It comes after the Netherlands canceled a home game against Russia’s men’s basketball team for Sunday. And Russia’s women’s basketball team was unable to get into the USA recently for different reasons.
The Washington Mystics guard is playing for BC Prometey in Ukraine and EuroCup Women.
Team USA was in the final field anyway, but Ariel Atkins was one of the Americans who stood out in qualifying play in Group D.
After Belgium’s 84-75 loss to the United States, the Ambassadors from their country and the EU visited the team.
Meesseman had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the game.
The big day is here! Let’s go through Group D of the qualifiers and what’s at stake!
Training camp will be from Feb. 5 to Feb. 9 in Washington.
The event will be in Washington, but an announcement regarding an official venue and an opportunity to buy tickets hasn’t happened yet.
Emma Meesseman gets her homecoming in D.C.!
The tournament will be on Feb. 10-13 and will feature the Americans, who are looking to build off their 2020 Olympic Gold Medal.
Jordan will remain in Division B for the 2023 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup.
The Washington Mystics guard is spending the WNBA offseason playing for an opportunity abroad.
The best way for the international game to thrive is by allowing them to play in qualifiers, even if they happen during the middle of the season.
The Belgian women’s national team and their federation issued a statement on remarks made yesterday by Eddy Demarez of Sporza. Emma Meesseman also wrote a statement on behalf of the team.
The Washington Mystics forward should have won MVP too, in my not-so-humble opinion since she ranked in the Top 10 for every major statistical category!
Brittney Griner scored 30 points for the Americans in the win. Washington Mystics center Tina Charles got her third gold medal in the win.
The remarks were caught on Saturday, causing outrage among Belgian Cats fans.
The bronze medalists in the men’s and women’s tournaments are decided!
The process was rough for the United States. But they ultimately reached the goal they had all along.
The USA made easy work of Serbia while Japan continued their three-point rampage on another top FIBA Europe opponent.