China Release Women’s Roster for 2012 London Olympics

China - Miao Lijie

After naming their strong men’s basketball roster, China released their women’s basketball roster for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics. China women’s head coach selected a mixture of young and experienced squad, which is expected to fight for a medal in London after advancing to the semifinals of the previous Olympic in Beijing. Nan Chen, who averaged a team-high 18.3 … [Read more...]

Joel Freeland to Play in the NBA Next Season

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Great Britain will have another player playing in the NBA next season after veteran forward Joel Freeland confirmed that he will be playing for the Portland Trail Blazers in the upcoming NBA season. Freeland, who was selected as the 30th overall pick during the 2006 NBA Draft, confirmed the report and said that he will be missing the final Great Britain’s test games this … [Read more...]

China Names Final Men’s Roster for 2012 London Olympics

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Asian champions China unveiled their final men’s basketball roster for the 2012 London Olympics on Tuesday night. Yi Jianlian, who will be taking on the superstar role after Chinese basketball icon Yao Ming retired, headlines the squad, who will be trying to improve from their previous finish in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 24-year-old Yi, who played for the Dallas … [Read more...]

Great Britain Impressive in Defeat Against Spain

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The Great Britain Men’s basketball team has not yet won in any of their test games heading into the Olympic, but the team continues to show a lot of improvement recently. Great Britain looked poise to pull off an upset, but the former world champions and reigning European champions played big down the stretch to escape with a 78-74 win in their friendly game on Monday night … [Read more...]

2012 London Olympics Men’s Basketball Groups and Schedule Settled

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The groups and schedule of the men’s basketball competition of the 2012 London Olympics has been settled after the draw done following the conclusion of the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men. Russia, Lithuania, and Nigeria successfully clinched berth to the 2012 London Games after finishing as the top three teams in the recently concluded Men’s Olympic … [Read more...]