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USA announces nominees for 2012 Olympic basketball team - Jul 8, 2012


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Following two USA Basketball Mens National Team training sessions, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced the official nominees for the12-man U.S. Olympic Team mens basketball roster. The U.S. hoops roster is pending final approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

We projected we would have difficulty getting down to a roster of 12, regardless of the number of injuries that have taken place, because they are such an outstanding group of people and athletes, Colangelo said. The final selections keep us in concert with our game plan to have athleticism, versatility and strong depth on our roster. I think our final roster epitomizes all of that.

'We have benefited so much from having a pool of outstanding players who are committed, and as a result the selection is difficult. But its the best challenge that you could have because everyone has been so committed', Mike Krzyzewski said. 'The guys who were not selected are in our pool, and if someone did get hurt, they are already part of our team and could be seamlessly woven in at a later date. We really appreciate the commitment of all of these guys.'

Nominated for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team were: Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) (New York Knicks); Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) (Los Angeles Lakers); Tyson Chandler (7'1''-C-82) (New York Knicks); Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) (Oklahoma City Thunder); Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) (Los Angeles Clippers); James Harden (6'5''-G-89, college: Arizona St.) (Oklahoma City Thunder); Andre Iguodala (6'6''-G-84, college: Arizona) (Philadelphia 76ers); LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) (Miami Heat); Kevin Love (6'10''-F/C-88, college: UCLA) (Minnesota Timberwolves); Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) (Los Angeles Clippers); Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA) (Oklahoma City Thunder); and Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois) (Brooklyn Nets).

The USA roster features five members of the 2008 gold medalist U.S. Olympic Team (Anthony, Bryant, James, Paul and Williams), five members of the gold medalist 2010 World Championship team (Chandler, Durant, Iguodala, Love and Westbrook), and two newcomers (Griffin and Harden).

The average age of the 12 U.S. players is 26.1 years of age.

The 2012 USA coaching staff is led by Duke University Hall of Fame mentor Krzyzewski, who has led the USA Basketball Mens National Team to gold medal finishes at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2008 Beijing Olympics. Assisting Krzyzewski is Syracuse University and Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, and former NBA head coaches Mike DAntoni and Nate McMillan.

The USA National Team is currently training through July12 in Las Vegas, Nev. The Americans Las Vegas training concludes July 12 (6:00 p.m. local time) with the USA Basketball Showcase that features the USA facing the Dominican Republic at UNLVs Thomas & Mack Center.

Following the USAs training and exhibition contest in Las Vegas, the USA will move on to the nations capital, Washington, D.C., to train July 13-15 and play an exhibition contest versus Brazil at the Verizon Center on July 16 (8 p.m. local time). The game will be part of a doubleheader with the USA Basketball Womens National Team, which will face Brazils Womens National Team (5:30 p.m. local time).

The USA men will continue their preparations July 17-18 in Manchester, England, and on July 19 (7:30 p.m. local time) will play Great Britain at the Manchester Arena. The USA women will square off against the Great Britain women at the Manchester Arena on July 18 (7:30 p.m. local time).

Twenty years after the USA Dream Team made its debut in Barcelona, Spain, the U.S. returns and will conclude its tour with a pair of exhibition games against FIBAs No. 2 and No. 3 ranked world powers. Facing No. 3 ranked Argentina on July 22 (9:30 p.m. local time) at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, the USA will close out its exhibition tour against FIBAs No. 2 ranked power Spain on July 24 (9:30 p.m. local time) at the Palau Sant Jordi.

Courtesy of www.usabasketball.com
  




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FIBA QT in Manila: France beat Turkey - 14 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manila: Canada outlast New Zealand to reach Final - 14 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia wins the final against Italy 84-78 (OT) for a place in Rio - 14 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: High-octane Serbia race past Czech Republic into final - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Italy beats 79-54 Mexico to reach the final - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Puerto Rico outlast Latvia, enter Final - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia is the first finalist, 66-61 against Greece - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: Turkey advance at Senegal's expense - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: France defeat New Zealand 66-59 - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Czech Republic turn back Japan to make semi-finals - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Serbia see off plucky Angola to top Group A - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: Canada advances to Semis - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Greece wins the challenge for the first place 86-70 on Mexico - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: New Zealand break Philippine hearts - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: no problems for Croatia, 72-52 vs Tunisia for a place in semifinal - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Latvia finish strong against Czechs to book semi-final spot - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Puerto Rico win against Angola on Day2 - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: De Colo and Parker led France to beat Philippines - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Italy wins 67-60 vs Croatia to win the group B - 18 days ago  
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Olympic Games Standings
Group A
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. China 0-0 
 3. France 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 
 5. USA 0-0 
 6. Venezuela 0-0 
Group B
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Brazil 0-0 
 3. Croatia 0-0 
 4. Spain 0-0 
 5. Lithuania 0-0 
 6. Nigeria 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Andray BLATCHE
  USA
  (211-F/C-86)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Blatche, USA25.5 
 2. Bogdanovic, BIH24.3 
 3. Webster, NZL21.7 
 4. Joseph, CAN19.3 
 5. Cruz, MEX19.0 
 6. Bogdanovic, SRB17.8 
 7. Jokic, SRB17.8 
 8. De Colo, FRA17.3 
 9. Bertans, LAT16.3 
 10. Webster, NZL16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice NDOUR
  SEN
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Ndour, SEN10.5 
 2. Saric, CRO10.0 
 3. Webster, NZL9.7 
 4. Erden, TUR8.7 
 5. Thompson, CAN8.3 
 6. Vukona, FIJ7.7 
 7. Blatche, USA7.5 
 8. Jokic, SRB7.5 
 9. Gallinari, ITA7.3 
 10. Kazemi, IRI7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas SATORANSKY
  CZE
  (201-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Satoransky, CZE7.3 
 2. Bogdanovic, SRB6.0 
 3. Teodosic, SRB5.5 
 4. Calathes, USA5.3 
 5. Roll, USA5.0 
 6. Tabuse, JPN5.0 
 7. Arroyo, PUR4.5 
 8. Bertans, LAT4.3 
 9. Barea, PUR4.3 
 10. Joseph, CAN4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Carlos MORAIS
  (200-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Morais, ANG2.5 
 2. De Colo, FRA2.3 
 3. Gutierrez, MEX2.3 
 4. Holland, PUR2.3 
 5. Stoll, USA2.0 
 6. Doraghi, IRI2.0 
 7. Braa, TUN2.0 
 8. Jovic, SRB1.8 
 9. Kalinic, SRB1.8 
 10. Calathes, USA1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice NDOUR
  SEN
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ndour, SEN3.0 
 2. Antetokounmp., GRE2.0 
 3. Mbodj, SEN1.5 
 4. Ghyaza, TUN1.5 
 5. Watanabe, JPN1.5 
 6. Pasecniks, LAT1.3 
 7. Vesely, CZE1.3 
 8. Antetokounmp., NGR1.3 
 9. Silins, LAT1.0 
 10. Cusin, ITA1.0 
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