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Posted: Thursday July 5, 2012 12:44PM ; Updated: Thursday July 5, 2012 12:44PM

Luol Deng is only NBA player on Britain's Olympic basketball team

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LONDON (AP) -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is the only NBA player on a British Olympic basketball squad missing Charlotte Bobcats duo Ben Gordon and Byron Mullens.

Deng has recovered sufficiently from a left wrist injury to be included in the 12-man squad announced Thursday.

Deng says the team "plan to make Britain proud" and adds that he can't "wait to step on the court with my teammates at the games."

Gordon and Mullens were already out of contention for Britain's first Olympic basketball team since 1948. The London-born guard Gordon didn't commit to playing at the games and Mullens is injured.

Another London-born player, forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu of the Turkish club Besiktas, also has been included in the squad.

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