Deng, Gordon, Byron Mullens to play for Britain at London Olympic gamesPosted by Inside Hoops
Ben Gordon and Byron Mullens haven’t worn the Great Britain jersey before but both NBA players have been included in the country’s preliminary squad for the London Games.
The London-born and United States-raised Gordon, who plays for the Detroit Pistons, is a former teammate of British superstar Luol Deng in Chicago while Mullens has a United Kingdom passport because his mother hails from England.
In a statement issued by British Basketball, Gordon said: “I am very excited to pull on the GB jersey this summer and play for my country.
“To be invited into camp is the first step in that journey and I am immensely proud to have the opportunity.” …
Mullens revealed on his Twitter account last month that he would be with the Brits and included a photo of recently received UK passport.
He tweeted: “Yessir. I will be in London this summer! 2012 Olympics.”
– Reported by FIBA.com