Three former Kentucky Wildcats on USA Select Team this summer

Former Kentucky standouts Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein and Julius Randle have been selected to play for the USA Select Team that will train with the national squad this summer.

The team is often a stepping stone to making the national team in the future with a chance to represent the USA in the Olympics. Former Cats DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall are among 31 finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic squad which will train against the select team on July 18-21 in Las Vegas before heading to Brazil.

UK All-American Anthony Davis was also a finalist for the Olympic team, but has opted out due to an injury.

Booker, who made the All-Rookie First Team last month, averaged 13.8 points, 2.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 27.7 minutes per game with the Phoenix Suns. The sharpshooter finished in third in the 3-Point Contest during the NBA’s All-Star Game festivities.  

Cauley-Stein, who made the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team, averaged 7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 block in 66 games for the Sacramento Kings.

In Randle’s first full season in the NBA, he was one of only a few players in the league to average a double-double, posting 11.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He ranked 15th in the NBA with 34 double-doubles and led the Los Angeles Lakers in rebounding.

Randle has previous USA Basketball experience, winning a gold medal in 2012 with the USA Basketball U18 Championship squad.

Full USA Select Roster:

Malcolm Brogdon - 2014 Virginia (G) 

Brice Johnson - 2015 North Carolina (PF) 

Denzel Valentine - 2015 Michigan State (SG) 

Kris Dunn - 2011 New London HS (PG) 

Brandon Ingram - 2015 Duke (SF) 

Devin Booker - 2014 Kentucky (SG) 

Willie Cauley - 2014 Kentucky (C) 

Stanley Johnson - 2014 Arizona (F) 

Emmanuel Mudiay - 2013 Prime Prep Academy (PG) 

Jahlil Okafor - 2014 Duke (C) 

D'Angelo Russell - 2014 Ohio State (SG) 

Myles Turner - 2015 Indiana (C) 

Justise Winslow - 2014 Duke (SF) 

Aaron Gordon - 2013 Arizona (F) 

Jerami Grant - 2014 Philadelphia (SF) 

Gary Harris - 2013 Michigan State (G) 

Rodney Hood - 2013 Duke (SF) 

Zach LaVine - 2013 UCLA (SG) 

Doug McDermott - 2013 Creighton (PF) 

Jabari Parker - 2013 Duke (F) 

Julius Randle - 2013 Kentucky 

Marcus Smart - 2015 Boston (PG) 

Cody Zeller - 2015 Charlotte (F) 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - 2011 Georgia (G) 

C.J. McCollum - 2012 Lehigh (PG) 


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