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Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein, Julius Randle named to the USA Select Team


While we wait for the roster for Team USA to be finalized, USA Basketball just announced the roster for the USA Select Team, which will help Team USA prepare for the Olympics this summer. Given the influx of talent from the Bluegrass to the league over the years, it’s no surprise that three of the 25 players are former Cats. Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Julius Randle made the squad, which will train with Team USA July 18-21 in Las Vegas.

“The 2016 USA Basketball Select Team continues to our tradition of featuring some of the game’s brightest and most promising young players,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director. “Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and it is an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball’s National Team program in the future.”

Here’s the entire roster:

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

Where’s Karl Towns, you ask? Because Karl played for the Dominican Republic National Team, he’s not eligible for USA Basketball. (Which is kind of a shame, although I know Karl is really proud of his DR heritage.)

Congrats to Devin, Willie, and Julius. Make us proud.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein, Julius Randle named to the USA Select Team

  1. J-Dub421
    1:42 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Why on earth do they have players on that list who haven’t even been drafted yet??

  2. rickwhitetx
    1:48 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    What? Only 3?

  3. ekywildcat
    3:26 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Has there ever been two photos of Willie, taken a month a part, where he looks the same? I don’t think so.

  4. blueinlou
    3:30 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Congrats to them. All Kentucky greats, IMBO (In my biased opinion).