Roster for 2016 USA Olympic Men’s Basketball team revealed
It includes the first male basketball player selected to four Olympic teams
The US Olympic Basketball team has unveiled its official 12-man roster, including six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists.
The USA head coach, Mike Krzyzewski (head coach of men’s basketball at Duke University) said: “I’m anxious to get on the court, and along with my great coaching staff, get to work.”
Coach K is joined by Syracuse University Hall of Fame mentor Jim Beoheim, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams.
The team will play exhibition games versus the 2015 FIBA Asia zone camp China, the first in LA at the Staples Center and the second at Oracle Arena in Oakland on July 26th and July 29th respectively.
The full roster is below.
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, Syracuse
Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors, UNC
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, Marquette
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, Kentucky
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, USC
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, Texas
Paul George, Indiana Pacers, Fresno State
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Michigan State
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, Duke
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, Texas A&M
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors, Villanova
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, Washington State
Anthony and Durant were both on the 2014 gold medalist US Olympic Team, while Cousins, DeRozan, Durant, Irving and Thompson were all members of the USA World Cup gold medalist team.