SPURS FORWARD KELDON JOHNSON NAMED TO 2021 USA MEN’S SELECT TEAM
USA Select Team to Train With USA Men’s National Team in Las Vegas
Colorado Springs, Colorado (July 1, 2021) – Featuring 14 players owning USA Basketball experience, 17 athletes have been selected to the 2021 USA Basketball Select Team that will train with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its Las Vegas training camp.
The Select Team features a roster of 13 young standout NBA players and four veteran players with international and USA Basketball experience. Members of the USA Select Team will train daily with the USA National Team from July 6-9 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.
Named to the 2021 USA Basketball Select Team were: 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); and 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, who served as an assistant coach with the 2019 USA Select Team and head coach of the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Team, as well as Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley, who served as an assistant coach at the 2018 USA National Team minicamp.
“This USA Select Team continues the legacy established by previous Select teams of helping prepare our USA National Team for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball Men’s National Team managing director. “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 roster, which features 12 players who just completed either their first or second NBA season, includes six members of the 2021 NBA All-Rookie first and second teams. Bey, Edwards and Haliburton were 2021 All-NBA Rookie first team selections, while Quickley, Stewart and Williams garnered All-Rookie second team honors. Additionally, Herro and Washington were second team All-Rookie selections in 2020.
Jenkins, Magette, Mathias and Reynolds, the four oldest members of the team, all bring recent USA Basketball playing experience as members of either the USA World Cup Qualifying or USA AmeriCup Qualifying teams. Jenkins played during the November 2019 World Cup Qualifying window and the November 2020 AmeriCup Qualifying window and helped the USA to a combined 4-0 record. Reynolds was a member of the USA World Cup Qualifying team for the November 2018 and February 2019 teams and helped the Americas to a 4-0 record. Magette played for the USA in the AmeriCup Qualifying in the February 2020 and November 2020 windows, while Mathias was a member of the February 2021 USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team that finished 2-0 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Garland (2018), Herro (2018), Johnson (2018) and Stewart (2019) were all selected for USA Junior National Select Teams that participated in the Nike Hoop Summit.
Haliburton was a member of the 2019 USA U19 World Cup team that captured the gold medal; Jenkins was part of the 2011 USA World University Games Team; Quickley was part of bronze medalist 2017 USA U19 World Cup and the gold medalist 2016 U17 World Cup teams; Stewart played on the gold medalist 2018 U17 World Cup Team; Washington was a member of the bronze medalist 2017 U19 World Cup Team, the gold medalist 2016 USA U18 Championship Team and was on the 2015 USA 3x3 U18 World Cup Team. Additionally, Edwards, Garland, Herro, Johnson, Quickley, Reid, Stewart and Washington were all part of USA Basketball’s Junior National Team program, and Bridges was part of the 2016 U18 Championship Team trials.
USA Basketball Men’s Select Team
Since the development of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team program in 2006, USA Basketball has selected and utilized six (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2019) USA Select teams to help the USA National teams prepare for major international competitions.
Fifteen select team players, including seven who will play for the United States in Tokyo later this summer, have gone on the represent the U.S. in Olympic play and those athletes have won a combined 19 gold medals. Select team members who were named to Olympic teams include Harrison Barnes (2016), Devin Booker (2020), Demarcus Cousins (2016), DeMar DeRozan (2016), Kevin Durant (2012, 2016, 2020), Paul George(2016), Jerami Grant (2020), Draymond Green (2016, 2020), Jrue Holiday(2020), Andre Iguodala (2012), Kyrie Irving (2016), Zach LaVine (2020), Kevin Love (2012, 2020), Klay Thompson (2016) and Russell Westbrook(2012).
Additionally, 17 former select team players were named to USA World Cup teams, including Barnes (2019), Shane Battier (2006), Cousins (2014), DeRozan (2014), Durant (2010), Joe Harris (2019), Iguodala (2010), Irving (2014), Love (2010), Mason Plumlee (2014, 2019), Derrick Rose 2010, 2014), Marcus Smart (2019), Thompson (2014), Myles Turner (2019), Kemba Walker (2019), Westbrook (2010) and Derrick White (2019).
The list of USA Select Team coaches includes many of the game’s best including 2020 Olympic head coach Gregg Popovich, 2020 Olympic assistant coach Jay Wright, Jeff Van Gundy, P.J. Carlesimo, Chris Collins, Jeff Capel, Mike Hopkins, Lorenzo Romar, Jay Triano and Ime Udoka.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chaired by retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA national teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored five-on-five, 3x3 and esports international competitions, as well as for some national competitions and for the development of youth basketball. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA’s world-ranking categories, including combined, men’s, women’s, boys and girls.
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2021 USA Basketball Select Team
NAME POS HGT WGT *AGE NBA TEAM / COLLEGE
Saddiq Bey F 6-7 215 22 Detroit Pistons / Villanova
Miles Bridges F 6-6 225 23 Charlotte Hornets / Michigan State
Anthony Edwards G 6-4 225 19 Minnesota Timberwolves / Georgia
Darius Garland G 6-1 192 21 Cleveland Cavaliers / Vanderbilt
Tyrese Haliburton G 6-5 185 21 Sacramento Kings / Iowa State
Tyler Herro G 6-5 195 21 Miami Heat / Kentucky
John Jenkins G 6-4 220 30 Bilbao Basket, Italy / Vanderbilt
Keldon Johnson G 6-5 220 21 San Antonio Spurs / Kentucky
Josh Magette G 6-1 160 31 Darüşşafaka Tekfen, Turkey/Alabama-Huntsville
Dakota Mathias G 6-4 200 25 Philadelphia 76ers / Purdue
Immanuel Quickly G 6-3 190 22 New York Knicks / Kentucky
Naz Reid C 6-9 264 21 Minnesota Timberwolves / LSU
Cam Reynolds F 6-7 225 26 Houston Rockets / Tulane
Isaiah Stewart F/C 6-8 250 20 Detroit Pistons / Washington
Obi Toppin F 6-9 220 23 New York Knicks / Dayton
P.J. Washington F 6-7 230 22 Charlotte Hornets / Kentucky
Patrick Williams F 6-7 215 19 Chicago Bulls / Florida State
Head Coach: Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat
Assistant Coach: Mark Few, Gonzaga
Assistant Coach: Jamahl Mosley, Dallas Mavericks
Athletic Trainer: Quinton Sawyer, Charlotte Hornets
Massage Therapist: Keokia Gary, Houston Rockets
*Age is as of the last day of the USA Men’s National Team’s Las Vegas training, July 9, 2021.