Basketball: NBA stars commit to GB Olympic team


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The Independent Online

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is one of three NBA players who have agreed to play in Britain's Olympic team.

British Basketball says Deng, Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon and Charlotte Bobcats centre Byron Mullens have "confirmed their commitment" for the Olympics.

They all feature in a 21-man preliminary squad. Deng has featured in the British team since 2007, but Gordon and Mullens are available for the first time. Britain's men's and women's teams have been allowed to compete at London 2012 without qualifying.