London 2012

Born in London, Ben Gordon moved to the United States shortly after birth and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York.

Gordon played high school basketball for the Mount Vernon Knights, and helped lead the team to the 2000 New York State Public and Federation Championships.

He was the number three pick in the first round by the Chicago Bulls in the 2004 draft and he spent five years in the windy city before joining the Detroit Pistons.

Fascinating facts:

  • On January 9, 2010, Gordon scored the 10-millionth point in NBA history
  • Earlier this year Gordon scored 45 points, making 9 out of 9 3-point field goal attempts, which tied an NBA record

In the 2004-05 season, his rookie year, Gordon averaged 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while playing 24.2 minutes per game.

Gordon also finished with 21 double-digit fourth-quarter point performances, second to only LeBron James' 22

He is eligible for Great Britain by virtue of his British birth and dual citizenship and he was selected in coach Chris Finch's squad for the first time in April.

The 29-year-old was named in Great Britain's preliminary 21-man squad and he immediately expressed his delight at the prospect of wearing the jersey.

"I am very excited to pull on the GB jersey this summer and play for my country," commented Gordon.

"To be invited into camp is the first step in that journey and I am immensely proud to have the opportunity.

"I am totally committed to playing with the Standard Life GB team this year and look forward to being part of the squad hoping to make 2012 a year to remember for British Basketball fans."

Ben Gordon

  • DOB: 4/4/83
  • Club: Detroit Pistons
  • Position: Shooting guard