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Team GB take on Puerto Rico (mini-preview)

GB Basketball are back! The Copper Box will be hosting a pre-tournament friendly against Puerto Rico ahead of Eurobasket 2013.

It hasn't been a straight forward journey into the fixture with NBA stars Joel Freeland and Luol Deng unavailable, Byron Mullens and Ben Gordon once again failing to show and Pops Mensah-Bonsu also becoming unavailable.

This will leave GB's squad heavily reliant on Andrew Sullivan, who is the most experienced member of the squad.

New coach Joe Prunty has been thrown into the deep end with many household names not in the squad he must cope with what he has.

The likes of Orlan Jackman - who recently departed the London Lions, Liam Potter, Jamell Anderson and Ali Fraser will be looking to impress.

There will be a lot riding on the fixture with funding for the sport over the next few years up in the air and based on performance.

Puerto Rico has a strong team and are currently ranked 4 places above GB in the FIBA World Rankings.

The game takes place on Sunday at the Copper Box with more information available here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/great-britain-mens-vs-puerto-rico-london-11-08-2013/event/35004AD2C01D6B96?artistid=5104923&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=7.

We will be at the game follow us @UK_BBHUB for the latest, we will have a review and player rating, following the game.

The event will be streamed on the GB Basketball website, there will be an exhibition match showcasing team Help For Heroes and the GB Wheelchair Basketball team ahead of the main event.

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