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Gary Harris and Emmanuel Mudiay named to Men's USA Select team

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Gary Harris and Emmanuel Mudiay will be participating in the USA Select Men's team which occurs in Las Vegas from the 18th to the 21st.

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Gary Harris and Emmanuel Mudiay were named to the Men's USA Select basketball team, which will have games/workouts  in Las Vegas immediately following NBA Summer League this year. The dates are July 18th through the 21st.

Here is a quote from the official release

"The 2016 USA Basketball Select Team continues to our tradition of featuring some of the game’s brightest and most promising young players. Participation in this camp provides them with valuable experience at the USA Basketball National Team level, while helping prepare the 2016 USA National Team for its upcoming international competition. For many of the Select Team players this is a continuation of their USA Basketball experiences and for others it is an introduction into our pipeline," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director.

Gary Harris had a breakthrough year in 2015-16, improving upon just about every statistical category from his rookie season. Emmanuel Mudiay was impressive as a rookie, and improved as the year progressed. This is a great opportunity for the young Nuggets to get some exposure on the USA Team basketball scene.

Another excerpt from the press release:

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who on Oct. 23, 2015, was named head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team for the 2017-20 quadrennium, will oversee the Select Team and Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright will serve as assistant coaches.

"The 2016 USA Basketball Select Team continues to our tradition of featuring some of the game’s brightest and most promising young players. Participation in this camp provides them with valuable experience at the USA Basketball National Team level, while helping prepare the 2016 USA National Team for its upcoming international competition. For many of the Select Team players this is a continuation of their USA Basketball experiences and for others it is an introduction into our pipeline," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director.

"Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and it is an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball’s National Team program in the future. Current national team players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, as well as many other outstanding players, got their USA National Team start through a Select Team.

"We’re also very excited to get our future national team head coach Gregg Popovich involved this summer. Coach Popovich’s coaching success speaks for itself and it will be great to have him be a part of this year’s Las Vegas training camp."

Congratulations to both Gary Harris and Emmanuel Muday for making the USA Select team and here's to them making an impression in camp!

Additionally it was also announced that Kenneth Faried is a finalist to appear on the Men's Olympic Team.