Two Pistons, former Spartans named to USA Select Team

The Detroit News
Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was named to the USA Men's Select Team on Tuesday.

Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and forward Stanley Johnson were among 25 players chosen for the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.

Also selected to the team was Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and former Spartan standout Gary Harris. Valentine is one of five players on the roster who has yet to play an NBA game.

The Select Team will train with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team from July 18-21 in Las Vegas during its training camp in preparation for the 2016 Olympics.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who was named head coach of the USA national team, will oversee the squad. According to USA Basketball National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo, the Select Team is “an introduction into our pipeline.”

“Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and it is an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball’s National Team program in the future,” Colangelo said in a statement. “Current national team players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, as well as many other outstanding players, got their USA National Team start through a Select Team.”

2016 USA Basketball Select Team roster

Malcolm Brogdon, G, University of Virginia

Devin Booker, G, Phoenix Suns

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G, Detroit Pistons

Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Sacramento Kings

Kris Dunn, G, Providence College

Aaron Gordon, F, Orlando Magic

Jerami Grant, F, Philadelphia 76ers

Gary Harris, G, Denver Nuggets

Rodney Hood, F/G, Utah Jazz

Brandon Ingram, F, Duke University

Brice Johnson, F, University of North Carolina

Stanley Johnson, F, Detroit Pistons

Zach LaVine, G, Minnesota Timberwolves

CJ McCollum, G, Portland Trail Blazers

Doug McDermott, F, Chicago Bulls

Emmanuel Mudiay, G, Denver Nuggets

Jahlil Okafor, C, Philadelphia 76ers

Jabari Parker, F, Milwaukee Bucks

Julius Randle, F, Los Angeles Lakers

D’Angelo Russell, G, Los Angeles Lakers

Marcus Smart, G, Boston Celtics

Myles Turner, F/C, Indiana Pacers

Denzel Valentine, G, Michigan State University

Justise Winslow, G/F, Miami Heat

Cody Zeller, C, Charlotte Hornets