Magic’s Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris named to 2014 USA Men’s Select Team
USA Basketball announced Tuesday that the Orlando Magic’s Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo have been chosen for the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team that will train with the USA Basketball Men’s National team in Las Vegas July 28-31.
Harris and Oladipo are joined on the roster by Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Trey Burke (Utah Jazz); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks); Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls); Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets); Miles Plumlee (Phoenix Suns); Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers); and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets).
Oladipo played in 80 games (44 starts) and averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and a team-high 1.61 steals for the Magic last season. He was twice named NBA rookie of the month, finished second in rookie of the year voting and was named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie first team.
Harris averaged career highs in points (14.6) and rebounds (7) while playing in 60 games for the Magic during the 2013-14 season. He led (or tied) the Magic in scoring 13 times and in rebounding 16 times.
"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.
"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."