HoopsHype Byron Mullens rumors
NBA star Luol Deng has told British Basketball to do more to persuade the country’s best players to commit to Great Britain in order for the team to reach its potential. Deng believes the likes of Ben Gordon and Byron Mullens - NBA players who are eligible for Britain but yet to appear - would take the national team to the next level and is certain both could be persuaded to play if British Basketball (BB) made the effort. 'I’ve always said, we could be a great team, and could make a lot of noise in Europe,' he said. Daily Mail
Byron Mullens has maintained he still wants to represent Great Britain despite snubbing the national team in successive years. “Yeah there are definitely plans,” he confirmed. “I was planning on playing over the summer at Eurobasket, but my boy was born. I really wanted to play but I felt I had to be there for his first birthday. Everything just didn’t pan out, I was still a free agent, and hadn’t signed with the Clippers yet, so it didn’t quite work out. However, I really am looking forward to playing in the near future.“ MVP 24/7
“There are still a lot of doubters and a lot of people kind of saying, ‘Why did the Clippers do this?’ but I hope to prove people wrong. I’m not going to let anybody down on the team,” Mullens said. “I have a lot of stuff to do this year and I’m going to have a lot better shot selection this year, playing a better role on a better team.” NBA.com
British Basketball has today confirmed that NBA player, Byron Mullens will no longer be joining the Standard Life GB Men for the Olympic Games this summer Great Britain Basketball
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