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Toronto Raptors rookie OG Anunoby remains undecided on whether or not he will represent Great Britain, but says it is definitely something he is considering.
Born in London but moving to the US aged 4, Anunoby was selected as the 23rd pick by Toronto Raptors in the 2017 NBA Draft.
“It’s definitely something I’d consider,” he said on a potentially representing Great Britain. “I haven’t decided yet but it’s definitely something I would consider.”
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Hailing from Harlesden, North West London, Anunoby began playing football before making the switch to basketball when he moved to the US. And now, he says, he is looking forward to being able to inspire the next generation of players from the UK.
“Yes that’s definitely a goal of mine, to inspire kids in Great Britain to want to play basketball and show that they can make it to the NBA from Britain.”
Anunoby would no doubt be a huge asset to Tony Garbelotto’s side, having cemented himself as one of the standouts in this year’s Rookie class despite his modest stat line, averaging 6.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and an assist per game whilst gaining a reputation defensively.
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