US basketball star rebounds from arrest with Iraq national team

DeMario Mayfield feared his basketball career was over when he was arrested on suspicion of planning a robbery, but the former US college star is now bouncing back — in war-torn Iraq. Originally from Georgia in America’s deep south, the 6 foot 5 inch (1.95 metre) player is the latest banner addition to Iraq’s national team after taking citizenship following a 2015 club move to Baghdad.

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