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Ben Gordon part of Great Britain’s preliminary Olympic roster

Great Britain announced its 21-man preliminary roster for the 2012 Olympics, and as Ben Gordon planned, he’s included:

Gordon has voiced his desire to be part of the British Basketball programme for a number of years, and visited the team during the 2011 EuroBasket qualifiers but has yet to step on court for his country, primarily as a result of some unfortunate injuries. Today’s announcement confirms his commitment to the side; Gordon commented: "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.

I hope Gordon sticks with the process and plays in the Olympics. As I wrote when it came to Jonas Jerebko, I always enjoy when players have a chance to represent their country in international play.

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