Five former Duke players headline the USA Men’s Select Team, which will train with the men’s national team before the Olympics, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
Former Blue Devils Rodney Hood, Jabari Parker, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Brandon Ingram are on the 25-man roster. No other college has more than three representatives.
North Carolina’s Brice Johnson is also on the roster. Ingram and Johnson, along with Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, Providence’s Kris Dunn and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, are the only players without NBA experience on the roster.
The select team will be coached by San Antonio’s Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich will succeed Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski as the national team coach after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.
“The 2016 USA Basketball Select Team continues our tradition of featuring some of the game’s brightest and most promising young players,” USA Basketball National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo said in a statement. “Participation in this camp provides them with valuable experience at the USA Basketball National Team level, while helping prepare the 2016 USA National Team for its upcoming international competition. 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.”
The Select Team will train daily with the National Team from July 18-21 in Las Vegas.
2016 USA Men’s Select Team
Malcom Brogdon (Virginia)
Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns/Kentucky)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit Pistons/Georgia)
Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento Kings/Kentucky)
Kris Dunn (Providence)
Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic/Arizona)
Jerami Grant (Philadelphia 76ers/Syracuse)
Garry Harris (Denver Nuggets/Michigan State)
Rodney Hood (Utah Jazz/Duke)
Brandon Ingram (Duke)
Brice Johnson (North Carolina)
Stanley Johnson (Detroit Pistons/Arizona)
Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves/UCLA)
CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers/Lehigh)
Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls/Creighton)
Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets)
Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76ers/Duke)
Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks/Duke)
Julius Randle (Los Angeles Lakers/Kentucky)
D’Angelo Russell (Los Angeles Lakers/Ohio State)
Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics/Oklahoma State)
Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers/Texas)
Denzel Valentine (Michigan State)
Justise Winslow (Miami Heat/Duke)
Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets/Indiana)