Jefferson to play for Team USA

Richard Jefferson will be wearing the red, white and blue. Jefferson along with Elton Brand and Nick Colison were named to the roster of the team that will try to qualify for the Olympics.

All three appear to be role players on a squad who's core players are assured of spots on the Olympic team. Jefferson looks to back up Tracy McGrady at small forward, but could also see players like Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen see time at the three.

Jefferson joins fellow former Wildcat Mike Bibby on the squad that will attempt to qualify for the Olympics at a tournament in Puerto Rico from Aug. 20-31.

Jefferson has no guarantee of being invited back to the Olympic team, although Bibby is part of the "core" team that will be Olympians.

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