Great Britain now know who they will face in their pursuit of a fourth successive appearance at EuroBasket Women Final Round.
In today’s draw for EuroBasket Women 2017 which will take place in Czech Republic, GB were pitched into Group C along with Montenegro, Italy and Albania.
Montenegro will be favourites to advance, having almost stunned Spain recently in the Quarter Finals of EuroBasket Women 2015, before eventually finishing in seventh spot.
Italy were eliminated from the tournament last month in Hungary after the first phase and are known for their high tempo approach to the game.
Meanwhile Albania will be the underdogs as the one team in the group who have not been regular attendees and don’t have a tradition of competing at Final Round.
The qualification games for EuroBasket Women 2017 will take place via a series of windows during the next two club seasons, which will take place as follows: November 2015, February 2016 and November 2016.
The full game schedule will be revealed in due course.
Having seen 20 nations step out at EuroBasket Women 2015, there will only be 16 spots for the next edition of the tournament.
The top team from each qualification group will advance directly, along with the six countries who hold the best runner-up records.
The full draw for EuroBasket Women 2017 qualification can be found here.