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OLYMPIC PROFILE: Dan Clark
2:11pm Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Sport
Name: Dan Clark.
Location: North Greenwich Arena.
Time: Group B dates July 29 v Russia 8pm, July 31 v Brazil 4.45pm, August 2 v Spain 8pm, August 4 v Australia 8pm, August 6 v China 4.45pm.
Local link: Born in Greenwich.
Career best: Being part of the British team at the 2009 Eurobasket competition.
Career high: Winning his first senior British cap in 2009 and being part of the GB team which beat 10th-ranked China at the London test event last year.
Sporting background: That Dan should end up playing basketball is no surprise, not so much because he stands at 6ft10”, but because his dad Mark is a former GB women’s team coach and his mum was a GB international.
The Greenwich-born ace has been playing professionally in Spain since 2006 and is currently on the books of Estudiantes.
He says: If we aim for a place in the quarter-finals, it would be a disappointment if we didn't make it.
We're aiming for the highest level possible - I think we're very capable.
We say: Team GB will be quietly confident of escaping from their group and into the knockout stages, but it is a tough ask expecting them to deliver a medal.