USA Basketball announced on Monday the 13 players that will comprise the 2012 USA Select Team roster. The team will train against the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team from July 6-12 during a training camp in Las Vegas. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo released a statement on Monday speaking to what it means for a player to be named to the Select Team roster.
“Being chosen for the select team is quite an honor, and it’s an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball’s national team program in the future,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a press release. “In the past, current national team finalists like Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, LaMarcus Aldridge, Andre Iguodala, as well as many other outstanding players got their USA national team start through the select team.”
USA Basketball also announced that serving as co-head coaches of the USA Select Team are former Raptors head coach Jay Triano and Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins. Since the development of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team program in 2006, USA Basketball has selected and utilized three USA Select teams to help the USA National teams prepare for its major international competitions.
The 2012 USA Basketball Select Team Roster: