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Jo Leedham (Great Britain)

LONDON (Olympics) - Great Britain coach Tom Maher has seen enough.

The veteran tactician has decided on the 12 women that will play for the basketball team at the London Games.

They are Dominique Allen, Rose Anderson, Kim Butler, Stef Collins, Temi Fagbenle, Chantelle Handy, Jo Leedham, Julie Page, Natalie Stafford, Azania Stewart, Rachael Vanderwal and Jenaya Wade-Fray.

The final squad was announced on Friday morning.

Leedham, who played for Britain at the EuroBasket Women last summer in Poland and led the team in scoring at 12 points per contest, was a near certainty to make the squad and now that she has, the 1.80m guard is elated.

"Being selected in the final 12 as an individual is a very proud moment for me and is something I will cherish forever,” she said.

"I'm really excited to be in the Olympic Village, I can't quite imagine how great it is going to be at the moment.

"For us as a team, it is unbelievable.

"We have come so far in recent years and achieved what was needed to qualify for London 2012.

"We are so excited to be at the Olympics, we have worked so hard and all the girls definitely deserve their place.

"We can't wait to get going."

Allen, Fagbenle and Wade-Fray did not play at the EuroBasket in Poland.

Maher said: "We are delighted to be able to announce that we have picked our team and really think it is the right mix of players that will represent Great Britain in the appropriate way."


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