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Four former Wildcats named to 2018-20 USA team

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USA Basketball released the names on its 35-man roster for the 2018 Men’s National Team, and the list includes four of your favorite former Wildcats.

Devin Booker is new to Team USA’s talent pool as he joins DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and John Wall to represent UK.

Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks)
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
Jimmy Butler (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Mike Conley Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)
DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)
Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets)
Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors)
Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons)
James Harden (Houston Rockets)
Tobias Harris (Los Angeles Clippers)
Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics)
Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics)
LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)
CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers)
Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers)
Chris Paul (Houston Rockets)
Isaiah Thomas (Los Angeles Lakers)
Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)
Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets)
John Wall (Washington Wizards)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Training will begin this summer at the USA Men’s National Team minicamp in Las Vegas July 25-27.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Four former Wildcats named to 2018-20 USA team

  1. SuperTroy18
    3:15 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    No KAT?!?!

  2. SuperTroy18
    3:16 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    Oh, that’s right. Towns is still technically Dom. Rep., I guess. Wow.

  3. J-Dub421
    3:33 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    Just want to point out that there’s only one Dukie on that list. There are 2 guys from UCLA, Texas, and Indiana though.

    • a21CATSfan
      4:31 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

      dUKe players sure are overachieving at the next level. Maybe that’s why all the top talent is ending up in Durham.

    • njcat54
      12:22 am April 7, 2018 Permalink

      They will catch up in a couple years.

    • J-Dub421
      2:36 pm April 7, 2018 Permalink

      No, they won’t.

  4. ArmyCatFan
    3:42 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    How is KAT not on this list?

    • J-Dub421
      5:26 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

      Because he plays for the Dominican Republic.

    • TonyMontana
      6:23 am April 7, 2018 Permalink

      However…. he was Born: November 15, 1995 (age 22), Edison, NJ. So, I think technically he could be on Team USA. But since he’s already been on Team DR…. I guess it would be an insult to them or something? IDK. But It would be cool to have 5 Kentucky Wildcats on Team USA. That would be one hell of a team actually. Davis, Towns, Cousins, Booker & Wall.

  5. SuperTroy18
    9:30 pm April 7, 2018 Permalink

    I think we will see KAT on USA in the future. Can’t you switch one time in international competition? I think that’s the case in soccer, at least. I think KAT chose D.R. because at the age he was when he chose, it was the only way he would get to be on the main squad and go up against the best. Now that he’s dominant on the biggest stage, he could easily be on US roster.