Bam Adebayo’s Team USA tryout has ended.
After Friday night’s intrasquad scrimmage, the U.S. National Team informed Adebayo his services were no longer needed. Thaddeus Young was also cut as Team USA’s training camp moves to Los Angeles.
A late addition to Team USA’s pre-FIBA World Cup training camp in Vegas, Bam recorded three points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 10 minutes of action in last night’s scrimmage. Adebayo did not show enough during his brief time with Team USA. The same cannot be said of his former UK teammate, De’Aaron Fox.
In only 15 minutes, Fox scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting. The point guard also tallied three assists, three steals, three rebounds and two blocks while committing just a pair of turnovers. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said Fox is a “virtual lock” to make the final roster, even though USA Basketball initially only recruited him to play for the Select Team.
BLUE leads WHITE 29-20 after the 1st quarter in Las Vegas.
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