After careful consideration, British Basketball has notified UK Sport of its intention to take up the opportunity to make representations to the UK Sport Board about their decision not to continue investment in the sport's Olympic programmes.
British Basketball's Performance Chairman, Roger Moreland, says that after a year which started on a low when UK Sport withdrew all funding from the GB programmes, the sport can look back with pride on 2013.
Following the announcement of the Standard Life GB senior women's preliminary squad of 20 players in March, the squad list has been cut to 18 Olympic hopefuls who have now been formally invited to attend the Surrey Sports Park training camp from 5 May 2012.
British Basketball today unveiled their strongest ever preliminary Standard Life GB men's squad consisting of 21 hopefuls looking for a place in London 2012, including three NBA players and a notable presence of young talent making the grade.
The Standard Life GB senior women's basketball team has today announced a preliminary squad of 20 players who will be in with a chance of being formally invited into the preparation and training camp for London 2012.
While the Standard Life Great Britain versus Germany game will provide the headlines on the opening day of the British Basketball Invitational Tournament at Surrey Sports Park on Thursday afternoon, there is an intriguing match-up in the evening as Latvia face Cuba, tip-off 8pm.