Brand, Jefferson, Collison to get Team USA invites

USA Basketball has extended invitations to Elton Brand, Richard Jefferson and Nick Collison.

Updated: April 30, 2003, 6:31 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

With three spots left to fill on its roster for Olympic qualifying this summer, USA Basketball is extending invitations to the L.A. Clippers' Elton Brand, New Jersey's Richard Jefferson and NBA rookie-to-be Nick Collison from Kansas, league sources told ESPN.com.

All three players are seen as role-player supplements to what USAB refers to as its "core group" of nine players, and the additions of Brand and Collison would give coach Larry Brown five recognized big men. San Antonio's Tim Duncan, ...

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