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Devin Booker has made USA Basketball’s Select Team

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Jerry Colangelo announced earlier today that Devin Booker will be a member of USA Basketball’s 2016 Select Team.

The Select Team is essentially the JV team, helping Team USA prepare for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  Jamal Mashburn was a member of the Select Team that infamously defeated the Dream Team in their first scrimmage back in ’92.  Booker will reportedly be joined by C.J. McCollum and Myles Turner as they take on a few former Cats, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall, in Team USA Camp.

The youngest ever to participate in the Three-Point Challenge, Booker averaged 13.8 points per game while starting 51 games during his Rookie season.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Devin Booker has made USA Basketball’s Select Team



  1. Bullitt County UK fan
    9:28 pm May 11, 2016 Permalink

    Is Anthony Davis not playing for team USA? I knew he ended the season with an injury but I didn’t know that that will keep him out of Olympic play. That’s too bad, he dominates international play.



  2. UK Big Board Update
    9:45 pm May 11, 2016 Permalink

    “Calipari cannot develop talent” – idiots



  3. A_Blue_Wildcat
    9:59 pm May 11, 2016 Permalink

    A guy who wasn’t even top 25 on most people’s list coming out of high school is now looking like the most promising young guard in the nba. Wonder where he’d be if he went to Michigan State or Duke.



    • WeareBBN
      10:58 am May 12, 2016 Permalink

      in the exact same place he is now



  4. WeareBBN
    12:35 am May 12, 2016 Permalink

    Cal had nothing to do with where Booker is, his shot is his main weapon and he had that before UK. If it is Cal then explain the twins, Goodwin, Teague, Lee, POY, Skal just to ma,e a few. All were much higher rated in high school than hey were after leaving Cal. If Cal was in charge of this process he would probably have the twins there and leave Booker off, just like he did when he lost us the title.



    • J-Dub421
      12:19 pm May 12, 2016 Permalink

      Cal developed the rest of Booker’s game, including his defense. There is a reason Cal’s players do so well in the NBA, it’s because he develops them and they are prepared. Duke gets the same amount of talent, but they don’t perform as well in the NBA. There’s a reason Towns passed Okafor in the draft, and seriously out-performed him during their rookie year.

      Also, I love Booker and he’s a great shooter, but he played terribly in the final four against Wisconsin. He didn’t even attempt a 3, and got abused on defense. Everyone has off games, so I’m not knocking the kid, but if you think having Booker in at the end of that game instead of Aaron would have changed the outcome, then you need to rewatch that game.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:49 pm May 12, 2016 Permalink

      There’s your idiot.



  5. msnthrop
    5:13 am May 12, 2016 Permalink

    “Calipari’s contribution to the the development of talented basketball players who are in his program for a few months actually quite small…not zero…but not nearly what homers would have you believe”…smart people



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:49 pm May 12, 2016 Permalink

      And another….



    • UK Big Board Update
      7:55 pm May 12, 2016 Permalink

      That must explain all the success Rick Pitino is having at getting McDAA into the league….