3 NBA stars have been invited to the preparation stage of the UK National Team. Luol Deng(2.06-PF) and Ben Gordon(1.91-PG/SG) of the Chicago Bulls and also Pops Mensah-Bonsu(2.06-PF) of the Toronto Raptors.
Ben Gordon wants to secure a contract in the NBA before signing up for the National Team whereas Luol Deng is recovering from a stress fracture. Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who is in great shape is expected to be one of the key players for the team once again. Amongst other players are Andy Betts(2.17-C) from Aris Thessaloniki and Rob Archibald(2.07-PF/C) from Malaga.
Below is the full list of players that was invited by coach Finch:
GB training squad: Kieron Achara (Fortitudo Bologna, ITA), Rob Archibald (Malaga, ESP), Andy Betts (Aris Thessaloniki, GRE), Eric Boateng (Arizona State Univ, USA), Flinder Boyd (Leicester), Matthew Bryan-Amaning (University of Washington, USA), Dan Clark (Estudiantes Madrid, ESP), Daryl Corletto (Melbourne Tigers, AUS), Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls, USA), Germayne Forbes (Nyon, SWI), Joel Freeland (Gran Canaria, ESP), Nick George (Gravelines, FRA), Ben Gordon (Chicago Bulls, USA), Randall Hanke (Providence College, USA), Jarrett Hart (Keravnos Nicosia, CYP), Dzaflo Larkai (L'Hospitalet, ESP), Mike Lenzly (Scafati, ITA), Steve Leven (West Brabant, NED), Pops Mensah-Bonsu (Toronto Raptors, USA), Richard Midgley (Everton), Nate Reinking (Mons, BEL), Justin Robinson (Rider Univ, USA), Andrew Sullivan (Samara, RUS), Tafari Toney (Newcastle)