Kris Dunn was one of 25 players announced on Tuesday that will be members of the 2016 USA Basketball Select Team. The Select Team trains with and against the USA Basketball National Team as the National Team prepares for the Rio Olympics in August. Dunn is joined by fellow college players Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia), Brandon Ingram (Duke), Brice Johnson (North Carolina) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State). The other 20 players are already in the NBA.
“The 2016 USA Basketball Select Team continues to our tradition of featuring some of the game’s brightest and most promising young players. Participation in this camp provides them with valuable experience at the USA Basketball National Team level, while helping prepare the 2016 USA National Team for its upcoming international competition. For many of the Select Team players this is a continuation of their USA Basketball experiences and for others it is an introduction into our pipeline,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director.
|Malcolm Brogdon (University of Virginia)|
|Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)|
|Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit Pistons)|
|Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento Kings)|
|Kris Dunn (Providence College)|
|Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic)|
|Jerami Grant (Philadelphia 76ers)|
|Gary Harris (Denver Nuggets)|
|Rodney Hood (Utah Jazz)|
|Brandon Ingram (Duke University)|
|Brice Johnson (University of North Carolina)|
|Stanley Johnson (Detroit Pistons)|
|Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves)|
|CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers)|
|Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls)|
|Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets)|
|Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76ers)|
|Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks)|
|Julius Randle (Los Angeles Lakers)|
|D’Angelo Russell (Los Angeles Lakers)|
|Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)|
|Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)|
|Denzel Valentine (Michigan State University)|
|Justise Winslow (Miami Heat)|
|Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets)|
“Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and it is an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball’s National Team program in the future. Current national team players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, as well as many other outstanding players, got their USA National Team start through a Select Team.”
The coaching staff for Dunn’s Select Team will be headed up by San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich’s assistants will be Ime Udoka — his assistant with the Spurs — and Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright. The Select Team will train with the National Team daily from July 18th-21st at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.
The 31 finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team include: LaMarcus Aldridge; Carmelo Anthony; Harrison Barnes; Bradley Beal; Jimmy Butler; Mike Conley; DeMarcus Cousins; Stephen Curry; Anthony Davis; DeMar DeRozan; Andre Drummond; Kevin Durant; Kenneth Faried; Rudy Gay; Paul George; Draymond Green; Blake Griffin; James Harden; Gordon Hayward; Dwight Howard; Andre Iguodala; Kyrie Irving; LeBron James; DeAndre Jordan; Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard; Kevin Love; Chris Paul; Klay Thompson; John Wall; and Russell Westbrook.
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