Proposal has basketball players jumping for joy


The surprise proposal came after the women's team beat Mozambique 78-51 and the men's triumphed over Cameroon with a score of 81-54.

It was a good day for England's basketballers at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday but a truly special one for two of them.

Anderson said his teammates made for flawless foils to help get Jones onto the court, ostensibly for a celebratory picture after the English men reached the quarterfinals in front of the cheering women's team. It's been on my mind for a while, so now I can just play basketball'.

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"They initiated the plan really well, so that went perfectly".

Anderson plays his club basketball for Polideportivo La Roda in Spain while Jones, 28, plays for Manchester Mystics in the Women's British Basketball League. She said she had "no idea" her boyfriend was planning to propose at the championships, taking place on the Gold Coast, in Australia, and had thought she was just getting her picture taken beside the court.

It'd be pretty embarrassing to get a "no" at that stage in the game...