Veteran guard Nate Reinking believes there is still hope for him representing Great Britain at next year’s Olympic Games in London.

The 37-year-old has signed for British Basketball League outfit Sheffield Sharks and thinks that his move to Yorkshire will help him in his quest to be at the Olympics.

“2012 is the main goal and I thought this was the best fit all round,” Reinking told BBC Radio Sheffield.

Reinking, born in Ohio, qualifies to play for Great Britain after moving to England in 1996 to play in the BBL. He currently is GB’s most capped player with 65.

He admits though that it will be tough, but for now, Nate is putting the retirement party on hold until the Olympics.

“Since the age is up there a little and you’re running with young guys, I’ve got to do a little more work than most,” he admitted.

Reinking has enjoyed a perfect return to the Sharks thus far – as Sheffield have got off to a 3-0 start in the BBL with two wins over Cheshire Jets and a win against the BBL champions, Mersey Tigers.

He also was part of the Great Britain squad that just missed out on qualification to the second round of Eurobasket in Lithuania over the summer.

Report taken from BBC website.