- National Teams
As many of you may well know, Twitter is the next big thing in the social networking world. With this phenomenal growth has come much easier access to all British basketball’s big people and events. In no particular order, and to be regularly updated, here’s the ultimate list of Twitter must-follows in the British basketball scene.
@engbasketball Official account of England Basketball.
@basketballscot Official account of Basketball Scotland.
@gbbasketball Official account of GB Basketball
@BBLofficial Official account of the British Basketball League
@merseytigers Official account of Mersey Tigers
@guildfordheat Official account of BBL side Guildford Heat.
@rocksglasgow Official account of BBL side the Glasgow Rocks
@SheffieldSharks Official account of BBL side Sheffield Sharks.
@officialraiders Official account of BBL side Plymouth Raiders.
@ridersbball Official account of BBL side Leicester Riders.
@theessexpirates Official account of BBL side Essex Pirates
@cheshirejets Official account of BBL side Cheshire Jets
@BBLWolves Official account of BBL side Worcester Wolves
@NewcastleEagle Official account of BBL side Newcastle Eagles.
@durhamwildcats Official account of the Durham Wildcats.
@londonleopards Official account of EBL side London Leopards.
@rocketsreading Official account of EBL side Reading Rockets.
@ThunderWorthing Official account of EBL side Worthing Thunder.
@medwaycrusaders Official account of EBL side Medway Park Crusaders.
@abbeybasketball Official account of one the top basketball academy in the country, Barking Abbey.
@HuddsHeat Official account of Huddersfield Heat.
@Junior_sharks Official account of the Sheffield Junior Sharks.
Great Britain Players
@LuolDeng9 The UK’s finest, Luol Deng.
@BenGordon8 Ben Gordon (he WILL suit up soon!)
@DrewSullivan8 GB captain Drew Sullivan.
@MBALIVE11 Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Washington Huskies forward, potentially the next big baller outta the U.K.
@Bigab51 GB big man Andy Betts.
@RobertArchibald GB centre out of Scotland, Robert Archibald.
@ifoundnick Guard/Forward Nick George
@RE_Rich Ryan Richards, San Antonio Spurs draft pick.
@JJRobinson15 Backup point guard Justin Robinson.
@KingTony27 Tafari Toney
@DzaFlow Dzaflo Larkai
@thekingash Ashley Hamilton
@DevonVanOostrum Top young prospect, Devon Van Oostrum.
@azania13 GB Women’s baller Azania Stewart.
@Tayo_Jr Guildford Heat’s Tayo Ogedengbe
@MVP_247 The UK’s number 1 basketball magazine, MVP.
@BritHoops BritHoops, in-depth stats from the BBL.
@markbritball One of, if not the UK’s leading basketball journalists Mark Woods’ Twitter account.
@DoogManStar Rob Dugdale who covers basketball for the BBC.
@johnswisshobbs Talkbasket and Worthing Thunder writer John Swiss Hobbs.
@keiththejourno Leicester Riders writer Keith Firmin.
@colmcanada Colm Heaney covers basketball for the Daily Mirror.
@mikeshaft Announcer and blogger Mike Shaft.
@ShamSports Mark Deeks, writer of ShamSports. Predominantly NBA, but some British/GB stuff too.
@insidethegameUK BBL website Inside the Game.
@iwhittell Ian Whittell occasionally still covers basketball.
@JohnAmaechi The official account of Great Britain basketball legend John Amaechi, keep up to date with what he is up to.
@vincemacaulay The owner of BBL side Milton Keynes, you could say it’s the official account of the side.
@ukelite10 Mike Baptiste, co-founder of Shoot a Ball not a Gun, now known as Street 2 Elite. Follow his journey setting up a basketball academy.
@robpaternostro Rob Paternostro head coach of Leicester Riders.
@SjVear CEO of The Luol Deng Foundation
@NhamoShire Nhamo Shire, Founder of Midnight Madness.
@ToddCauthorn Laison Officer for England Basketball.
@Martolex Former BBL baller Martin Henlan.
@ldengf Official account of Luol Deng´s charity the Luol Deng Foundation.
@Madness_2011 England’s favourite basketball event of the Summer. Be the first to know who got through. Unfortunately not updated much, but good things come to those who wait!
@Amaechi_B_C Official account of the Amaechi Basketball Centre in Manchester.
@UKbballcourts Twitter account of Ukbasketballcourts.com-listings of basketball courts up and down the UK.
@CBAcademy Rob Orrellano owner of the Canarias Basketball Academy.
@5united The NBA Adidas 5united Tour is on Twitter!
@ReachnTeach Reach N Teach (the guys behind Midnight Madness), are a non-profit, community sports organisation who focus on using basketball as a tool improve communities.
@AllHustleCo All Hustle is a basketball life style brand based in the U.K.
@HoopLook British clothing company importing American apparel such as NBA jerseys.
@BBAuk British Basketball Association (new look professional league hoping to launch next year)
@britbasketball Feed account, re-tweeting all BBL news on Twitter.
..all you need to pimp out your Twitter account to keep abreast of the UK basketball scene. Don’t forget to follow us @hoopsfix. Are there any people we have missed out that you’d recommend? If so who?Twitter Image Credit: topgold