National Teams

Myles Hesson Called Up, Gordon a No-Show

June 17, 2012 8:38 am 4 comments

by Sam Neter

Myles Hesson Great Britain Basketball

Athletic forward Myles Hesson has been called up to Great Britain senior men’s training camp, whilst the Ben Gordon saga continues as it has been revealed he isn’t present at training camp.

Hesson, who spent this season with Mersey Tigers in the BBL, played with the GB Futures Team last week and evidently did enough to impress the coaching staff to be listed as a first reserve. Hesson took to Twitter to announce his call up saying:

Meanwhile, basketball journalist Ian Whittell is reporting Ben Gordon, who was expected to make his GB debut this summer after not playing for a number of different reasons over the past few summers, hasn’t showed up to camp which opened on Thursday.


Talking to Whittell, head coach Chris Finch insisted his focus remains with the players who are present, saying:

“Ben would have been a big part of what we’re trying to do but my focus is on the guys who are here.”

Whittel added yesterday Ben Gordon is still a no-show, and is assuming he is a non-starter for this summer’s Olympics.


Adding further fuel to the fire, as first reported by Mark Woods, Ben Gordon is expected to be attending a Jason Richardson Charity Event on June 30th in Detroit.


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

london thing June 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

FORGET BEN GORDON WASTE OF SPACE. Chris is right focus on who we have not who we don’t have and i wish the team all the best for the 2012 olympics


Ollie June 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

Mann screw ben gordon!!!! When has he ever showed?!


Rob Knapper June 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Ben Gordan NEVER had any intention of playing for Team GB. He has been a waste of space and time since we started touting for him to play for us. Waste of space. Let DVO run the point for Team GB.
Let us have players that are committed to the team, not because they think that it helps them look good. I bet we paid for him to come over too for that promotion work a couple of years ago.


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