NBA superstar LeBron James has described Great Britain's Luol Deng as a "great player".
James also said he was looking forward to the Olympic Games in London and the July friendly between the USA and Great Britain in Manchester.
The sides will meet at the Manchester Evening News Arena on 19 July, a day after the women's teams clash - and will be a useful test before the Olympic basketball competition begins on 28 July.
James played in the USA team that won gold in Beijing in 2008. Deng is set to become the first Briton to play in the NBA's annual All-Star Game on Sunday.