Devon van Oostrum has been left out of Great Britain’s Olympic squad as the team prepares to leave Houston after their two-week training camp.

The Spanish-based guard, the youngest member of the team, was held out of the line-up which lost 90-80 to Lithuania on Friday night and has been told that he will not be part of the side that moves onwards towards London.

He Tweeted: “End of a dream… Didn’t get no opportunities… Been a rough year, going to rethink my approach to life and basketball.”

It is understood that Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Myles Hesson, who were also a DNPs against the Lithuanians, have been left out of the GB squad that will add Luol Deng for next weekend’s friendly against France in Orleans.

GB coach Chris Finch has retained 13 players, with only 12 to be named in the Olympic team on July 5. Improbably, a spot was being held open for Ben Gordon until the last minute, despite NBA sources previously telling MVP that he would not come to Europe due to “personal reasons”.

Chris Spice, the performance director of British Basketball said: “We are disappointed that Ben is not joining us however we are still on track to select our best ever roster this year.”

Bryan-Amaning could become a reserve with the other spot in London to be decided this week.

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