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2012 personal goal for Reinking

Nate Reinking
Reinking has 65 caps for Great Britain

Sheffield Sharks guard Nate Reinking believes his return to the Yorkshire club will help his Olympic dream of representing Great Britain next year.

At 37, Reinking is GB's most capped player and achieved both league and cup success during his previous spell with the Sharks between 1999 and 2005.

He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "2012 is the main goal and I thought this was the best fit all around."

US-born Reinking qualifies to play for GB after moving to England in 1996.

The shooting guard has 65 caps for his adopted country and is holding off international retirement until after the Olympic tournament in London next year.

"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 said.

Reinking spent this summer on international duty with the GB team at the Eurobasket finals in Lithuania and despite not being able to progress past the group stage, the Ohio-born shooting guard says it was good preparation for next year's Olympics.

"I think we grew as that tournament went on and we were playing some good basketball at the end of it," he said.

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