Wisconsin senior Jon Leuer has been named to the USA Basketball’s Men’s Select Team that will train against the 2010 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its July 19-24 training camp in Las Vegas.
Leuer and the Select Team will train with the USA National Team, including NBA stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade as they prepare for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey August 28th to September 12th.
Leuer is the second Badger in as many years to don the stars and stripes for USA Basketball, joining Bo Ryan, who coached the United States to a bronze medal in the 2009 World University Games last summer.
One of five Big Ten players participating on the USA Men’s Select Team, Leuer is joined by William Buford (Ohio State), JaJuan Johnson (Purdue), John Shurna (Northwestern) and Mike Tisdale (Illinois). The 20-man roster will also feature: Lavoy Allen (Temple), LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor), Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Scotty Hopson (Tennessee), Scoop Jardine (Syracuse), Shelvin Mack (Butler), Marcus Morris (Kansas), Jacob Pullen (Kansas State), Kyle Singler (Duke), Chris Singleton (Florida State), Nolan Smith (Duke); Howard Thompkins (Georgia), Kemba Walker (Connecticut), Chris Wright (Dayton) and Tyler Zeller (North Carolina).