USA Basketball names 25 players to train with Olympic team

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C.J. McCollum, the NBA’s Most Improved Player, and two-time Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine headline 25 young players USA Basketball will bring in to train with the Olympic team a July camp.

The Men’s Select Team of players 24 years and younger will train July 18-21 with the 12-man Rio team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nev. The Olympic team begins a five-game pre-Games exhibition schedule July 22 in Las Vegas.

Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs coach who will take over as U.S. men’s coach after the Rio Olympics, will coach the select team.

In 2012, the select team included eight players who later were among 31 finalists for the 2016 Olympic team — DeMarcus CousinsDeMar DeRozanPaul GeorgeGordon HaywardKyrie IrvingKawhi LeonardKlay Thompson and John Wall.

Here’s the full list of 25 players:

Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
Malcolm Brogdon (University of Virginia)
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)

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