Reigning WBBL Player of the Year, Jo…
An all-time great of British Basketball, a focal point of
the most-dominant season performance in WBBL history by the London Lions and
former Olympian Jo Leedham-Warner, has today confirmed her retirement from professional
The 34-year-old British legend concludes her career after an
epic debut season in the WBBL with Mark Clark’s Lions, where she helped lead
the team to an undefeated domestic campaign comprising of all four major titles
– the WBBL Championship, Cup, Trophy and Play-offs – and a historic campaign on
the continent too, where the Lions shone in FIBA EuroCup action.
Leedham-Warner also completed a clean sweep of the
end-of-season awards in the WBBL, unanimously being chosen as the Player of the
Year whilst also being named to the British, Defensive and overall Team of the
She retires as the all-time leading scorer for the Great
Britain National Team, scoring over 1,200 points, which is more than any other
Men’s or Women’s player, and has represented her country with distinction at
major tournaments such as the Olympics and EuroBasket, where Leedham-Warner
helped GB reach the semi-final stages in 2019.
A EuroCup winner with Tango Bourges, Leedham-Warner’s career has spanned across Europe before returning home for her final season. The Great Britain Team conducted an interview with Leedham-Warner to announce her retirement and reflect on her career, which you can watch below.
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