“This will be a fantastic inspiration to our players and will encourage even more youngsters to get involved in Basketball in the city.

We have been very fortunate that NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon now lives here in Birmingham providing inspiration to our young players which has already spurred many of them on in the sport, but this would be the icing on the cake. It would have such a positive impact on inner city basketball clubs across the region and would help us to promote activity to a sometimes hard to reach audience who think they are too cool for sport. 3×3 Basketball is urban and gritty and accessible and we cannot wait for Birmingham 2022. Let’s win this!”