From Comcast SportsNetLONDON (AP) Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is one of three NBA players who have agreed to play on Britain's Olympic team.British basketball says Deng, Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon and Charlotte Bobcats center Byron Mullens have ''confirmed their availability and commitment'' to play at the Olympics.They are part of a 21-man preliminary squad.While Deng has played on the British team since 2007, Gordon and Mullens are available for the first time.The international basketball federation allowed Britain's men's and women's teams to compete at the 2012 London Olympics without qualifying.
It's been 10 weeks of LA-based Power Rankings domination. The Rams -- and to a slighly-less amount, the Chargers -- have dominated the top of these here Power Rankings for far too long.
This week? A new #1 reigns. It's New Orleans' time to shine.
We didn't forget the Bears, obviously, who sprinted their way straight into the Top 10.
How'd your team do this week? You can find out right here.
2017-18 record: 27-5, 8-1 East Suburban Catholic
Postseason results: Lost to Larkin in Class 4A super-sectionals.
Players to watch: Returning starters include senior forward Will Engels and junior center Colin Crothers while the program also received a surprising Division I prospect transfer in 6-foot-6 forward Kendrick Tchoua.
Why they're in the power rankings: Benet would probably be ranked without the addition of another Division I prospect, but the frontcourt of Engels, Crothers and Tchoua figures to be one of the area's best. The Redwings should once again be a major factor in the East Suburban Catholic Conference as long as their guard play can match teams like St. Viator.
Did you know? Benet has nine consecutive 20-win seasons under head coach Gene Heidkamp as he's built a consistent winner. The Redwings have won four sectional titles and made two state finals appearances during that nine-year run.