Australian 3×3 player Marena Whittle has called representing the country an “unbelievable” achievement.
Whittle has played in every NBL 3×3 Pro Hustle event since its inception in 2018 and made her Australian debut at the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifiers.
Playing alongside Bec Cole, Keely Froling and Alice Kunek, Whittle helped Australia qualify for the World Cup and says pulling on the green and gold for the first time is something she will never forget.
“It was so great. It was just unbelievable,” Whittle told 3x3Hustle Hype.
“Emotions were really high, and I had a couple of moments where I was like yeah, even though this is just a qualifying tournament or even though this is just one trip, so much work goes behind getting this jersey. It was a couple of years in the making, so it was awesome.”
Whittle added she wants to continue pursuing the 3×3 pathway and hopes to represent Australia at other international tournaments including the Olympic Games.