USA Men's National Team

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August 17, 2010
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27 Standouts Named To 2010-12 USA Mens Basketball Team

- 11 Olympians Among The 27 Players Selected For The USA National Team -


Featuring nine members of the gold medalist 2008 U.S Olympic Team and a total of 11 Olympians who have captured a combined 15 Olympic medals (9 gold and 6 bronze). The selections of these 27 athletes were announced by USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo.

The US National Team will be competing in the FIBA World Championship in 2010, and if they qualify will be competing in the Olympics in London in 2012. There will be 9 returning gold medalists from the 2006-08 sqaud. These returning players are: Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), Carlos Boozer (Chicago Bulls), Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), Kobe Bryant ( LA Lakers), Dwight Howards (Orlando Magic), Lebron James (Miami Heat), Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets), Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat), and Deron Williams (Utah Jazz). Rounding out the Olympian list is 2004 bronze medalists Lamar Odom (LA Lakers), and Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns).

Completing the list of National Team players are:

Lamarcus Aldridge (Portland), Chauncey Billups (Denver), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Rudy Gay (Memphis), Eric Gordon (LA Clippers), Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers), Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia), Al Jefferson (Minnesota), David Lee (New York), Brooke Lopez (New Jersey), Kevin Love (Minnesota), O.J Mayo (Memphis), Kendrick Perkins (Boston), Derrick Rose (Chicago), Gerald Wallace (Charlotte), and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City). With this USA Basketball team 24 of the 27 players have prior USA Basketball experience.



2010 FIBA World Championship

The 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men will be held Aug. 28th - Sept. 12th in Turkey. Twenty-four teams qualified to compete in the FIBA Championships and those teams were divided into four preliminary round groups consisting of six teams each. The U.S. was drawn on Dec. 15th into preliminary round Group B, and is joined by Brazil, Croatia, Iran, Slovenia, and Tunisa.

The U.S. will open the Worlds on Aug. 28th against Croatia, a team it has never faced in World Championship play, but a squad the USA is 3-0 against in Olympic action. The Americans will then meet Slovenia on the 29th, a team it defeated 114-95 in the 2006 World Championship. The remaining schedule for the U.S. looks like this:

August 28th: USA vs Croatia 7 p.m. @ Istanbul

August 29th: USA vs Slovenia 4:30 p.m. @ Istanbul

August 30th: USA vs Brazil 9:30 p.m. @ Istanbul

September 1st: USA vs Iran 7:00 p.m. @ Istanbul

September 2nd: USA vs Tunisia 4:30 p.m. @ Istanbul

Eight Finals- Will be played Sept. 4th - Sept. 7th

Quarterfinals- Sept 8th

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