[Moderated by Matt Jones]
So pulling all-nighters during finals week does have it’s benefits. While scrolling through Twitter early this morning I saw a tweet about an article from ESPN’s Marc Stein, reporting that former Cats Demarcus Cousins and National Champion Anthony Davis have been added to the pool to make Team USA for the London Olympics. While there have only been whispers and headlines on PTI thus far, this is the first credible source (yea I hate ESPN, but this is legit) that has Davis as an actual option for Team USA.
The story comes from a talk with Team USA chairmen Jerry Colangelo, who confirmed that they still need “one or two more players”. Derrick Rose’s ACL injury and Dwight Howard’s back injury are just 2 of the 5 injuries that have occurred to the original 20 player pool, that were to compete for spots on the team. When asked what play into effect on deciding the roster, Colangelo said:
“A lot of things have been said along the way. Equity is certainly right at the top of the list, those who have participated, paid their dues, etc. So equity is very important. Number 2, as injuries take their toll, we’ve said also that we would be fluid, there’d be additions, there’d be deletions and we need to be flexible. I think the key word today is flexibility. Flexibility on time, flexibility with names and roster sizes, etc.”
Even though Davis has zero international or professional experience, flexibility is Anthony Davis’ middle name, and hopefully will help him secure the spot. I also learned that Coach Cal’s Dominican Team will play Team USA at the conclusion of the American’s camp before the Olympics. Wouldn’t that be a great storyline?
You can check out the complete ESPN.com article here.
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