Ben Gordon has said he expects to be playing point guard for Great Britain this summer, helping to fill the position the team has lacked experience with during previous years.
The 6’3″ guard has been playing shooting guard with Detroit this season, and has been known more for his scoring prowess in the NBA than his playmaking abilities but will no doubt be a huge addition to the GB squad.
Talking to Anthony Jepson of the Manchester Evening News, Gordon said:
“I think I’ll be playing more point. It is different than what I play at Detroit, but it should be good fun.
It’ll give me the chance to set up the offence as well as do some scoring. So I’ll bring that and obviously hard work.”
Adding comment on not having suited up for GB yet despite being on the coaching staff’s rader for a number of years, he said:
“It was frustrating. I have been involved for a few years but I have had to wait to be able to make the trip over. This summer was all about working to make sure I could be there.
“It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Olympics is the biggest stage and it is great to be involved.
“We’ve got a very good team and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the guys.
“Obviously, there will be a lot of good teams at the Olympics but with the players we’ve got I don’t see why we can’t go far.”
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