Deng Delivers In Big Olympic Year

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 2:56 pm (UTC-4)
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It’s a big year for Sudan-born star Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls, one of the favorites for the National Basketball Association title. On Tuesday night, Deng scored on a layup with about four seconds left in the game to lift the Bulls to a 76-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Luol Deng finished with 21 points and eight rebounds in the game against the Hawks, another excellent all-around performance for the 26-year-old forward, who is focusing not just on the NBA season, but also on this year’s Olympic men’s basketball tournament in London.

Luol Deng

Deng moved to England with his family when he was a boy and has both British and South Sudanese citizenship. He has represented Britain at both the youth level and the senior level in international competition, and he will play for host Britain once again at the 2012 Olympics, which officially open July 27 in London.

The Olympic men’s basketball tournament will feature 12 teams. The United States, the

Mike Krzyzewski

defending world and Olympic champion, is led by Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, who guided Luol Deng for one season at Duke University in North Carolina.

After that one year of college basketball, Deng decided to turn professional in 2004. He’s developed into one of Chicago’s most consistent players, averaging more than 16 points and six rebounds a game in his first seven NBA seasons.

With the Bulls expected to challenge for the NBA title and his home country of Britain hosting the Olympics, 2012 could be Luol Deng’s most memorable basketball year yet.

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4 responses to “Deng Delivers In Big Olympic Year”

  1. I think Luol Deng, is doing great.And with the London Olympic is going to be another opportunity to win more.

  2. Bright Ndlovu says:

    Clearly one of the most under rated players in the NBA. He helped his team beat the Magic with an impressive 21 points last Night. Makes me proud.

  3. Congratulation to our South Sudanese man who is leading the tournament, please we in the South are more proud of him and wise him to win July England tournament.
    South Sudanese are very good socialist people in ever things but due to Arabs war which has derived out their ability, they were known as usualness people in the world. Our day has come

    Luol Deng in London Olympic Oyeeeeeeeeee

  4. Dominic Santo Atem says:

    it is good for the world to recoganize South Sudan becuase we were undermined by our brothers& sisters Arabs not to use our ability,they were (Arabs) preventing us from all social activities but now we are free, keep on Brother Luol Deng

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