MBA Joins the Senior GB National Team


by Craig Yamada, Editor-In-Chief

It’s official, MBA has officially been upgraded from JV to Varsity for his GB National Team. Head Coach Chris Finch recently announced the final 12 players that would play for their GB Senior Men’s team in the EuroBasket 2011 qualifying games and MBA’s name was among the list names that made the cut. MBA will be playing along notable NBA names such as Luol Deng and former NBA player Pops Mensah-Bonsu. Full story can be found at

GB started the tournament against Hungary with a victory this morning,  91-82. MBA did not play in his first game with the team. Luol Deng led the way with 32 points to no surprise. Expect MBA to see time here and there, but it is looking like he will be a reserve for a change.

Expect this to help MBA gain even more confidence entering this season as he gets more  exposure to NBA caliber players and game speed overseas. We will try and keep you updated as the games occur. GB’s next game is against Macedonia on Sunday. Let’s hope MBA can get some minutes and gain a wealth of experience against  some of Europe’s best.

Congrats to you MBA and we look forward to seeing you serve some tea bags in your native homeland.

Thanks for coming!