This Summer the NBA’s best players will head to Rio to take part in the 2016 Olympics.
But, the NBA’s best will not be alone as their practice mates will be 25 of the NBA’s future stars with 3 or fewer years in the league. Yesterday USA Basketball announced the players who will be a part of this year’s 2016 Select Team.
Selected for the 2016 USA Basketball Select squad were: 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) and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets).
Training starts for these players out in Las Vegas on July 18th. They will be lead by future USA Men’s Basketball Coach and the current head coach for the San Antonio Spurs Greg Popovich. As you can see this Select Team Roster has a lot of bright stars such as the NBA’s Most Improved Player C.J. McCollum, back to back NBA Slam Dunk Champion Zach Lavine, and a slew of NBA Rookie 1st teamers. Congrats to everyone who made the USA Basketball Select Team.