Flinder Boyd will not make GB basketball team

GREAT BRITAIN international Flinder Boyd will not represent his country at this summer’s Olympics after calling time on his London 2012 dream.

The 32-year-old has announced his retirement from the professional game after conceding he was not in the running to make the squad, following a battle against a number of injuries.

Boyd, who has been capped 34 times and was a member of the EuroBasket squad in 2009, said: “I’ve been struggling with injuries for a while and was hanging on to try to make the Olympics, but when I got word I wouldn’t make the cut I decided it was time to move on.

“I’ve had ten great years in the sport and loved my time in Europe, but especially my time with GB. We had a great team in 2008 which earned EuroBasket berth and we did it again in 2010; these were some of my favourite memories.”

Boyd had begun this season with the Leicester Riders but left the team earlier this year.

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