Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis among former Kentucky players contending for Team USA “select team” invites

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From ESPN.com

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that the Sacramento Kings have been quietly pushing for second-year center DeMarcus Cousinsto be added to the preliminary roster and made eligible for the roster spot originally set aside for Howard. However, the sources said Cousins is only being considered for the select squad that will train in Las Vegas concurrently with the Olympic squad from July 6-11 and scrimmage against Krzyzewski’s team before Team USA’s five exhibition games leading up to the Olympics.

Cousins and fellow Kentucky big man Anthony Davis, who is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft, are among the players contending for select team invites.

“That’s wide open,” Colangelo said. “We’re getting calls from a lot of agents with players who want to play on the select team, which is very good. That’s very positive.”

Colangelo also said that no additions will be made to the current Team USA roster.

“We’re not going to add anyone,” Colangelo said Wednesday. “Even with the losses, we still feel like we’re pretty well covered.”

Eventually the entire Olympic team will be comprised of former Kentucky players. Stop delaying the inevitable Colangelo.

(source: here)

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