University of Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan was selected head coach of the 2009 USA Men's World University Games Team, with Frank Haith of the University of Miami and Rob Jeter of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee serving as assistant coaches.
Q&A with Deon Thompson
How does it feel to be named to this team?
It means a lot. This is my second time doing this. It feels good to know that you can go out and compete against a lot of great players and be able to make the team.
What do you hope to bring to the team?
With me being a senior and going to a place I have been before, just leadership on and off the court. Being able to lead the guys and score the ball down low.
What will it mean to you to go overseas and compete internationally for your country?
It means a lot. You're a little prideful knowing that all those guys want to beat us because USA Basketball is the best brand of basketball in the world. It definitely means a lot just to put on that jersey and know your representing your country.