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Phoenix Suns’ Miles Plumlee named to 2014 USA Men’s Select Team

USA Basketball announced a 13-member Men’s Select Team Tuesday and the roster includes Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee.

The Select Team will train July 28 through July 31 in Las Vegas to help Team USA prepare for their appearance in the FIBA World Cup in Spain in August.

Plumlee, 25, just completed his second season in the NBA and first with the Suns. The 6-foot-10 center started 79 games and averaged 8.1 points and a team-leading 7.8 rebounds per game. He also led Phoenix with 90 blocked shots.

“USA Basketball’s Select Teams are critical for getting some of the game’s brightest and most promising young players experience at the USA National Team level, and getting them into our pipeline,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director. “Again this summer, as was done in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, the members of the USA Select Team will play an important role in helping prepare the USA National Team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

“Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball’s National Team program in the future. In the past, current national team players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, as well as many other outstanding players got their USA National Team start through the Select Team.”

Plumlee will be joined on the squad by his younger brother Mason, who just completed his rookie season with the Brooklyn Nets.

2014 USA Basketball Select Team

Player Position Height Weight NBA Team/College
Harrison Barnes F 6-8 210 Golden State Warriors/North Carolina
Trey Burke G 6-1 190 Utah Jazz/Michigan
Jimmy Butler G 6-7 220 Chicago Bulls/Marquette
Draymond Green F 6-7 229 Golden State Warriors/Michigan State
Tim Hardaway Jr. G 6-6 205 New York Knicks/Michigan
Tobias Harris F 6-9 235 Orlando Magic/Tennessee
Doug McDermott F 6-8 225 Chicago Bulls/Creighton
Victor Oladipo G 6-4 215 Orlando Magic/Indiana
Mason Plumlee F 6-11 235 Brooklyn Nets/Duke
Miles Plumlee C 6-11 255 Phoenix Suns/Duke
Marcus Smart G 6-4 220 Boston Celtics/Oklahoma State
Dion Waiters G 6-4 225 Cleveland Cavaliers/Syracuse
Cody Zeller C 7-0 240 Charlotte Hornets/Indiana

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