30 October 2012 Last updated at 20:58

Brit Joel Freeland on his journey from Solent Stars to the NBA

Great Britain forward Joel Freeland describes to BBC's Chris Mitchell the "incredible feeling" of preparing to face the Los Angeles Lakers on his NBA debut for the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

The Hampshire-born player was drafted by Portland in 2006 but had to continue his development in Europe from where his NBA debut has "been a long time coming".

The 6ft 10in player has been a Great Britain international for six years and played in this year's Olympics team.