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Team USA “likely” to add 1 or 2 players to list of finalists

Back in January, 20 NBA players were named to the final list of candidates for Team USA’s Olympic roster and since, five (Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Lamar Odom) have had to withdraw their nominations due to injury or in Odom’s case, deactivation. Yesterday, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo announced he may add “1 or 2” players to the list of finalists, and sources tell ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe are among the big men under consideration.

If Davis and/or Cousins makes the preliminary roster, they’ll be considered for the final 12-man, six alternate roster, which will be decided sometime before the deadline of June 18th. Even if our former Cats don’t make the squad, they stand a good chance of making the USA Select team, which will scrimmage Team USA in Las Vegas as it prepares for the London games.

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17 Comments for Team USA “likely” to add 1 or 2 players to list of finalists



  1. uk3k
    10:20 am May 2, 2012 Permalink

    bring boogie to London!

    I hope they take them both. Block City!



  2. Micah
    10:25 am May 2, 2012 Permalink

    Anthony Davis already has a couple of blocks..



  3. Blue Balls
    10:26 am May 2, 2012 Permalink

    #DoubleSwag



  4. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    10:35 am May 2, 2012 Permalink

    Please please please let this happen!



  5. CatDaddy
    11:02 am May 2, 2012 Permalink

    Without howard there they could definitely use AD’s shot blocking/low post presence.



  6. Big Blue 66
    11:04 am May 2, 2012 Permalink

    The State of Kentucky needs basketball secession and put up our own team for the Olympics



  7. UK fan N WV
    11:22 am May 2, 2012 Permalink

    i love AD but can he really compete with 7’1″ 275lb grown men



  8. Southern Illinois Cat Fan
    11:27 am May 2, 2012 Permalink

    #6, I agree. #7 Most definitely, he is a freak and will run them to death, just wait until he gets in the nba. He’s like a gazelle. Automatic rookie of the year!



  9. AD
    12:05 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    I thought Shaq retired, how many 7’1 275 “grown men” do you know? I’ll take Anthony Davis against any international big men. He only needs to block shots and be productive on the defensive end, he doesn’t need to carry the Olympic team



  10. NBA league pass
    12:07 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    7) offensively he would have to bring them out on the floor. On defense he would be fine. If they’re worried about him getting pushed around then bring Cousins too.



  11. UK fan N WV
    12:24 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    hey now, i know AD will be a staple of all future nba all star games. but international play is a lot more physical than the nba. i hope he makes the olympic team goes to london messes around and gets a triple double. im just sayin i dont think he is ready for the olympics, but i hope im proven wrong by the stud know as AD



  12. CatfaninNashvegas
    12:46 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    International play is more physical????



  13. The expert
    1:05 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    The best player in college basketball this year should be in the Olympics….period!



  14. uk3k
    1:44 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    international is more physical? I guess you haven’t been introduced to metta world peace’s elbow…

    The nba is way more physical.



  15. Han
    1:48 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    7) Don’t forget that big men in the international ranks tend to play outside more.



  16. John Wall
    3:00 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody know why I’m not on the team (especially with the PG injuries)?



  17. Carl
    3:27 pm May 2, 2012 Permalink

    Boogie would be a BEAST in international play.