College of Charleston’s Lawrence and Great Britain Olympic squad to face Team USA
College of Charleston basketball player Andrew Lawrence and the Great Britain national team will take on Team USA in an exhibition game July 19.
The game in Manchester, England, is set for 2 p.m. Eastern Time and will be televised on ESPN2.
Lawrence, 6-1 and a rising senior for the Cougars, will play in the 2012 Summer Olympic games for Great Britain. The Games are set for July 27- Aug. 12 in London.
Lawrence is the lone current collegian and youngest player on Britainís team at 22.
Team Great Britain is led by current Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng and former Dallas Mavericks forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu.
Meanwhile, the U.S. squad is comprised of NBA stars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, Tyson Chandler and Andre Iguodala.
For the Olympics, Great Britain is in Pool B with Australia, Brazil, China, Russia and Spain, while Team USA is in Pool A with Argentina, France, Lithuania, Nigeria and Tunisia.