The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Gaels will be represented in the 2012 London games this summer.
Current Gaels point guard Matthew Dellavedova and ex-St. Mary’s point guard Patty Mills were named to the Australian team for the London Games.
In the Bendigo Advertiser, Dellavedova had this to say.
“All I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid was play for Australia at the Olympics,’’ Dellavedova said from Melbourne yesterday where the Boomers are preparing for a three-game series against Greece, starting on Sunday.
“There’s some nerves there, but hopefully my name is read out. To get that opportunity to represent Australia at the Olympics would be great.”
The San Jose Mercury News reports, “This will be Mills’ second Olympics, and Dellavedova will be at his first. There’s a possibility [Dellavedova] be the only current college men’s basketball player to participate in London.”
Dellavedova, currently the WCC Player of the Year, will be a senior at St. Mary’s this fall. According to his player profile, he is the youngest member of the 12-man Australian National Team. Mills is currently a player for the San Antonio Spurs.