Knicks breakout star Jeremy Lin will have a chance to expand his game against elite competition in Las Vegas this summer. Lin and 12 young NBA standouts were named to the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that will train on the opposite side of the floor as the USA Basketball Men’s National Team during a July 6-12 training camp.
“The USA Select Team was a vital part of the USA Men’s National Team’s training in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and again in 2012 we’ll utilize this team of select NBA players to help get our National Team ready for the very competitive summer that is ahead of us,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo stated on USA Basketball’s official Web site.
Lin joins an impressive group of up-and-comers, including: Ryan Anderson, DeJuan Blair, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Derrick Favors, Paul George, Taj Gibson, Gordon Hayward, Kawhi Leonard, and Klay Thompson. Jay Triano and Mike Hopkins will serve as co-head coaches.
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