NEWSLINE: Klay Thompson gunning for Team USA

FORMER COUGAR sharpshooter Klay Thompson is playing basketball in Las Vegas this week trying to make enough of an impression on Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to take the next step toward a berth on the Olympic team.

Coach K tends to play his cards close to the vest. But USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week that he has been impressed by Thompson, and he said Thompson's time with the national team program (he practiced against the Olympic team last year and played on the U19 team in college) has a lot to do with it.

"You see a little more maturity each year," Colangelo said. "He's played well the first two days."

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