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Finally, guard Ben Gordon will be pulling the Great Britain jersey over his head to lead the team in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Gordon, although he is the best guard, is not the only depth the nation has at the position.
The following is a brief analysis of each guard present on the preliminary roster. By selecting each player's name, you will be redirected to the corresponding player's page for more in depth analysis and statistics.
Ogooluwa Adegboye: Currently playing point guard for APOEL in Cyprus, Adegboye has averaged 14.4 minutes per game with 3.6 points. Adegboye attended St. Bonaventure College in the USA, where he averaged four assists and 11.5 points per game as a senior, in the 2010-2011 season.
Ben Gordon: Through 52 games in 2012, with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association, Gordon has averaged 12.5 points per game while shooting 44 percent from the field. With eight seasons in the NBA, Gordon averages 16.5 points per game and will likely be one of the leading offensive weapons for Great Britain.
Kyle Johnson: Johnson is currently signed by APOEL, Cyprus but is better known for his time at Long Island University in the USA. Throughout his collegiate career, Johnson scored 1,433 points and led his school to the NCAA tournament in his senior season.
Michael Lenzly: As a 6'3" point guard for the Czech Republic team CEZ Nymburk, Lenzly has averaged seven points per game while playing just over 20 minutes. In 2011, he was also a member of the qualifying Great Britain team in the European Championships—scoring 5.8 points per game.
Andrew Lawrence: Lawrence currently plays basketball at the College of Charleston in the United States. As a 6'1" guard, he completed the 2011-2012 season averaging over five assists and 13 points per game.
Alex Marcotullio: Marcotullio attends Northwestern University in the United States. Playing just over 20 minutes per game in the 2011-2012 season, he scored five points a game on 43 percent shooting.
Nate Reinking: As a veteran in the British Basketball League, Reinking performed well with the Great Britain team in the European Championships—shooting 48 percent and scoring over nine points per game. It should also be noted that Reinking has worked with Great Britain coach Chris Finch on multiple occasions.
Devon Van Oostrum: As a member of the England team during the 2011 U20 European Championsips, Oostrum impressed by playing over 30 minutes per game and scoring 13.1 points. During the 2011-2012 season with CB Tarragona of Spain, he averaged six points while playing 17.6 minutes per game.
Projected Final Guards: Ben Gordon, Nate Reinking, Andrew Lawrence and Devon Van Oostrum.