NBA star Byron Mullens confirms GB eligibility for London 2012

NBA star Byron Mullens is available to represent Great Britain at London 2012 after receiving his British passport.

The seven-foot Charlotte Bobcats centre, 23, was born in Ohio but his mother is from Middlesex.

Mullens wrote on Twitter: "Yessir. I will be in London this summer! 2012 summer Olympics." He also posted a picture of his new passport  .

Byron Mullens' 2011/12 stats

  • Points per game: 9.4
  • Rebounds per game: 4.2
  • Assists per game: 0.7

He could now join the NBA's Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls) and Ben Gordon (Detroit Pistons) in Britain's 12-man squad.

Mullens is in his second season with the Bobcats after being traded from Oklahoma City Thunder.

Great Britain are strong in his position with players like Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Joel Freeland and Robert Archibald but Mullens' experience in the world's top basketball league gives him a strong chance of making coach Chris Finch's squad.

Forward Deng is an established GB player while Pistons' guard Gordon has confirmed his intention to play for the national team.