Washington forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (above, left) will play this summer on the GB Standard Life team that’s seeking to qualify for the 2011 EuroBasket Championships in Lithuania.
Bryan-Amaning will play alongside Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon and Chicago Bulls guard Luol Deng as well as Arizona State senior Eric Boateng and Justin Robinson of Rider. They’re the only Brits on the 21-man roster that’s playing in the United States. Only 16 will be invited to the July training camp.
The British team will play eight games beginning August 2 against international competition.
FIBA, the World Governing Body for Basketball, said Great Britain must prove themselves in order to gain a spot in the 2012 London Olympic Games, but has not detailed an exact criteria.
London-born Bryan-Amaning averaged 16.9 points and 7.3 rebounds in eight games for Team Great Britain at the U20 European Championships in 2008.
SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Oregon officially hired assistant Brian Fish who is the first to join coach Dana Altman’s staff. Fish will reportedly earn $200,000 per season.
— UCLA signed another guard to accompany Jerime Anderson. The Bruins signed Matt Carlino a point guard from Bloomington, Ind. He joins Lazeric Jones, a 6-foot-2-inch, 195-pound guard out of Chicago.
— ESPN.com takes a look at UCLA lost class of 2008.
— New Mexico junior forward Darington Hobson will forego his senior season and remain in the NBA draft,
May 8, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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