Friday, 4 December 2009

Yanders set for GB call-up

Great Britain coach Chris Finch has revealed that he is ready to hand Glasgow Rocks captain Rob Yanders a dream opportunity to play in the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Milwaukee-born point guard is set to receive his UK passport in the New Year, rendering him eligible to play for GB.
With each international team allowed to field one naturalised star, Yanders will be given the chance to compete with former Sheffield team-mate Nate Reinking for the vacancy. And with Finch looking to address one of his side’s weak spots, the Rocks playmaker is firmly on his radar.

“Nate is our naturalised guy and he’s done a great job for us,” said Finch, who is now at the helm of NBA D-League outfit Rio Grande Vipers. “But Nate’s not able to play forever. We understand that. We certainly have a need in the backcourt as well to try and keep strengthening our side. And we’ll welcome anybody with Rob’s talent into the team so we can assess him our own environment.”


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