NICK GEORGE HANDED LATE OLYMPIC SHOT

Nick George has revealed that he has been given a late call-up into the Great Britain men’s squad ahead of training camp which begins in Houston on Thursday.

The Manchester-born forward played his last international three years ago but then went into retirement before returning half-way through the current campaign.

He helped lead Lugano Tigers to the Swiss League and now has received an invite to Houston, effectively replacing Ryan Richards in the squad.

He Tweeted: “I was getting ready to book my vacation when I call from Great Britain basketball…I’m happy as hell to get an invite to camp!”

The full squad for Houston is expected to be confirmed tomorrow.

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