COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 20, 2008 Ė Jerryd Bayless, Portland Trail Blazers, the No. 11 draft choice in the 2008 NBA Draft, became the 13th player to be named to the 2008 USA Basketball Select Team , USA Basketball announced today.

Bayless, who was traded to Portland after being selected by Indiana in the 2008 Draft, has had a spectacular showing in the 2008 NBA Summer League. Playing in four games, Bayless averaged a Summer League best 29.8 ppg. on 48.5 percent shooting, and also posted 4.8 rpg., 1.3 apg., and 1.2 spg. As an Arizona freshman point guard, Bayless led the Wildcats in scoring averaging 19.7 points per game. He was selected All-Pac-10 second team and All-Freshman Team. He also earned All-District honors from the NABC and USBWA and was named All-American honorable mention by The Associated Press. Bayless boasts of prior USA Basketball experience. He scored 15 points for the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that defeated the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tenn. He also averaged 11.0 points and 4.3 rebounds on the gold-medal winning USA Team at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men in San Antonio, Texas.

The USA Select Team is comprised of top young NBA talent and it will be utilized to help prepare the 2008 USA Menís Senior National Team for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.