USA Basketball announced today the 12 players who will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 15-21.
Among the 12 is former Marquette standout Jimmy Butler, who plays with the Chicago Bulls.
Also named to the squad is Carmelo Anthony (N.Y. Knicks), Harrison Barnes (Golden State), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento) DeMar DeRozan (Toront0), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Paul George (Indiana), Draymond Green (Golden State), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland), DeAndrew Jordan (LA Clippers), Kyle Lowry (Toronto) and Clay Thompson (Golden State).
The average age of the 12 U.S. players will be 26.8 years at the conclusion of the Olympics.
The USA National Team will train July 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The U.S. men have collected a medal in all 17 Olympics in which they have competed, including 14 gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals. The American men own an impressive 130-5 (.963 winning percentage) all-time record in Olympic action, and since NBA players began representing the United States in 1992, the USA is 45-3 in six Olympics, capturing five gold medals and one bronze medal.
Since the formation of USA Basketball’s national team program in 2006, USA National Teams have compiled a spectacular 75-1 record and claimed top honors in five of six FIBA and FIBA Americas competitions.
The US National team currently enjoys a 63-game win streak.