Aldridge, Durant Named to Initial 2014-16 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Roster

Pair of former Longhorns among 28 players selected to National Team pool.
Pair of former Longhorns among 28 players selected to National Team pool.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A pair of former University of Texas stars in current Portland Trail Blazer forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant are among 28 players who have been selected by USA Basketball for the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team pool. From this initial 28-player pool, the 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be selected.

The USA National Team pool will be fluid. USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo may add athletes at any time.

“This is the first step of building the USA Basketball National Team pool of players for 2014-16,” said Colangelo. “This roster is extremely talented, deep and versatile. We are very fortunate to have 11 of the 12 members who won gold at the London Olympics wanting to be part of the national team program again. To receive that kind of commitment is remarkable, and it demonstrates how much it means to our players to represent USA Basketball and their country.”


2014-16 USA Men’s National Team Roster

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets

Paul George, Indiana Pacers

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

James Harden, Houston Rockets

Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz

Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James, Miami Heat

Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks

David Lee, Golden State Warriors

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves

Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets


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