Tuesday , Apr , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Ben Gordon to Play for Britain in Olympics

Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon is the latest NBA player to be selected to the fledgling British basketball team that’s trying to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

Gordon, who turns 25 on April 4, moved to the United States shortly after he was born in London.

The former Connecticut star was drafted by the Bulls in the first round in 2004. He was one of two Bulls players to appear in all 82 games last season, averaging 21.4 points.

British Basketball named Gordon and Bulls teammate Luol Deng to its 33-man squad Tuesday to play in Eurobasket qualifiers.

"He has been very positive about playing and we are going to meet with him again in Chicago within the next two weeks," British Basketball performance manager Ron Wuotila said of Gordon. [Herald Tribune]