Two players from the Charlotte Hornets have been named to the USA Select Team. Miles Bridges and PJ Washington will be among the group of NBA talent assembled to help train against the USA Basketball Men’s National Team in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Charlotte native and current Chicago Bull’s forward Patrick Williams was also selected.
The full list of players selected are:
Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons/Villanova)
Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets/Michigan State)
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves/Georgia)
Darius Garland(Cleveland Cavaliers/Vanderbilt)
Tyrese Haliburton (Sacramento Kings/Iowa State)
Tyler Herro (Miami Heat/Kentucky)
John Jenkins (Bilbao Basket, Italy/Vanderbilt)
Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs/Kentucky)
Josh Magette (Darüşşafaka Tekfen, Turkey/Alabama-Huntsville)
Dakota Mathias (Philadelphia 76ers/Purdue)
Immanuel Quickly (New York Knicks/Kentucky)
Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves/LSU)
Cam Reynolds (Houston Rockets/Tulane)
Isaiah Stewart (Detroit Pistons/Washington)
Obi Toppin (New York Knicks/Dayton)
P.J. Washington (Charlotte Hornets/Kentucky)
Patrick Williams (Chicago Bulls/Florida State).
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will serve as head coach of the 2021 USA Select Team, and serving as assistant coaches will be Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few and Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley.
“This USA Select Team continues the legacy established by previous Select teams of helping prepare our USA National Team for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball Men’s National Team managing director said in a press release issued Thursday. “With all the uncertainty of how many of our Olympic Team members will be available for the USA training camp because of the overlap with the NBA Finals, we chose a USA Select Team consisting of many of the top young NBA players and four players who not only own international experience, but who played recently for USA Basketball in important national team qualifying competitions. If we need to add players to fill out our roster for any of our exhibition games, we feel this USA Select Team has an excellent variety of skilled players to choose from.”
The USA Select team will attend training camp with Team USA this month in Las Vegas.