What USA Basketball should look for in Olympians

Basketball skills and a solid image should be among the mandatory qualities for Team USA.

Updated: December 20, 2002, 4:12 PM ET
By Fred Carter | Special to ESPN.com

What's the first thing ESPN's Fred Carter does on NBA 2Night or SportsCenter? He points at you. So we've asked the former NBA player and coach to make some points for ESPN.com each week.

USA Basketball has put together its "Olympic wish list" of NBA players it hopes will represent America for the 2004 Games in Greece. It should have an "Olympic criteria list," too.

When USA Basketball finalizes its roster of 12 players who'll wear the red, white and blue, each member of Team USA should ...

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