Team USA Basketball has finalized its twelve man Olympic roster, per USA Men’s National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo.
“We are excited about the 12 players who have been selected to represent the United States in the Tokyo Olympics,” said Colangelo, via NBA.com.
The twelve selectees are Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).
Booker, Holiday, and Middleton are still competing in the NBA playoffs however, which are scheduled to conclude just before the start of the Olympic Games.
“I’m happy for the selected players and looking forward to having the opportunity to work with this wonderful group when practice gets underway on July 6 in Las Vegas,” said Team USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich.
“I’m excited to represent the United States in our quest to earn a gold medal in Tokyo.”
Poppovich’s staff includes Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr, former Hawks’ head coach Lloyd Pierce, and Villanova University men’s basketball head coach Jay Wright.
This Olympic group is far from the USA’s most-decorated – but it’s enormously talented nonetheless.
The men’s basketball Olympic preliminary games will begin on July 25 in Tokyo, Japan.