Fury star Achara makes Olympic standard

Kieron is in the Team GB squad for London
Kieron is in the Team GB squad for London
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Kieron Achara will in the Team GB basketball squad for next month's Olympic Games in London.

The former Falkirk star - who played with Clark Eriksson Fury before progressing to professional basketball in Spain and Italy - made the cut at the team training camp in Houston.

Achara follows in his brother's footsteps onto the Olympic court as Idris starred for Britain at the Special Olympics in Athens.

But it's the turn of younger brother Kieron at the 2012 games where he'll come face to face with the cream of the NBA in Team USA and the powerful Russian team in the basketball competition.

For more of Kieron’s call-up see next week’s Falkirk Herald.