The USA Has Finally Revealed The 2016 Men’s National Team

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USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team.

Having won two consecutive Olympic titles, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team is going in strong for a third gold medal this August in Rio.

2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team:

  • Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse)
  • Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors/North Carolina)
  • 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)

“Looking at this team, our overall balance is what strikes me. We have lightning-quick guards who can score as well as distribute the basketball. We have great shooters and explosive scorers, we’re big and athletic, and I think we’ll really be able to defend,” said USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is coaching for the third time at the Olympic games.

Out of the team of 12, two members are 2012 gold medalist U.S. Olympic Team (Anthony and Durant) and five players who have been members of USA World Cup gold medalist teams; Cousins (2014), DeRozan (2014), Durant (2010), Irving (2014) and Thompson (2014).

The average age of the 12 U.S. players will be 26.8 years when the Olympic games wrap on Aug. 21, 2016.

Time to bring home gold.

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