In a historic triumph, the Bahamas secured their place in the Olympic Qualifiers for the first time ever, and Deandre Ayton couldn’t be prouder of his team’s achievement.
Powered by a stellar performance from Eric Gordon, the Bahamians defeated Argentina 82-75 in the final round of the FIBA Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Ayton himself had a massive impact with a double-double, recording 10 points and a staggering 21 rebounds. The victory marked a historic moment for Bahamian basketball.
Reflecting on the win, Ayton praised his teammates, calling them “the best teammates I’ve ever been around on and off the court.” He highlighted the unity and shared mission that propelled the team to this phenomenal achievement.
With an unblemished record, thr Bahamas joins a select group of qualifying teams, setting the stage for an exciting journey towards the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.