Edwards, Haliburton among 17 players named to USA Basketball select team

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Edwards, Haliburton among 17 players named to USA Basketball select team
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards and Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton on Thursday were among 17 players named to the USA Basketball select team.

The select team will practice and scrimmage daily with the Olympic team July 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They will help prepare the national team for five exhibition games prior to the start of the Tokyo Olympics, which begin on July 25.

Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat will serve as the head coach of the select team. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, who served as an assistant coach with the 2019 select team, and Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley will serve as assistant coaches to Spoelstra.

The 2021 USA Basketball select team:

Player

Team

Saddiq Bey

Detroit Pistons

Miles Bridges

Charlotte Hornets

Anthony Edwards

Minnesota Timberwolves

Darius Garland

Cleveland Cavaliers

Tyrese Haliburton

Sacramento Kings

Tyler Herro

Miami Heat

John Jenkins

Bilbao Basket (Italy)

Keldon Johnson

San Antonio Spurs

Josh Magette

Darüşşafaka Tekfen (Turkey)

Dakota Mathias

Philadelphia 76ers

Immanuel Quickley

New York Knicks

Naz Reid

Minnesota Timberwolves

Cam Reynolds

Houston Rockets

Isaiah Stewart

Detroit Pistons

Obi Toppin

New York Knicks

P.J. Washington

Charlotte Hornets

Patrick Williams

Chicago Bulls

The U.S. will be among five countries that will play five exhibition games in Las Vegas prior to heading to Japan for the Olympics. They will face Nigeria beginning on July 10 with two games against Australia to follow and one apiece versus Argentina and Spain.

Preliminary play in the Olympics, which will feature 12 teams across three groups, will begin July 25 and run through Aug. 2. The quarterfinals will start on Aug. 3 and consist of the top two teams in each group from the preliminary phase.

The semifinals will take place on Aug. 5 with the gold and bronze medal games on Aug. 7.

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