Tuesday, 21 August 2007

USA Names FIBA Americas Olympic qualifier squad

USA Basketball has named their 12 player roster for the FIBA Americas Olympic qualifier. Coach Mike Krzyzewski appears to have gone for more experience with this summer's roster as opposed to last summer when the USA was defeated by Greece in the World Championship semi-finals and had to settle for a Bronze medal. The USA has plenty of experience and talent at the points with Jason Kidd, Chauncey Billups and Deron Williams while a trio of highly-regarded NBA stars, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony lead a group of wings which includes Mike Miller, Tayshaun Prince and Michael Redd. Up front Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard and Tyson Chandler provide a blend of offensive skills, rebounding and defensive presence. NBA rookie Kevin Durant and workhorse forward Nick Collison were the final two cuts made by the USA coaching staff recently. Coach K Finalizes USA squad Here is one of a plethora of articles in this morning's newspapers USA Today Article on USA Basketball also an ESPN.com article Sonics duo let go as USA trims roster to 12

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kobe's playing, too?
I can't see this team possibly losing this tournament, especially since Argentina won't have Ginobli.
If the Americans don't win, there should be an investigation...I don't see how it would be logically possible for any other result.