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Okafor invited to add power for Athens

Updated: June 23, 2004, 8:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

UConn center Emeka Okafor will be invited to fill the final roster spot on this summer's US Olympic basketball team, league sources tell ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

Okafor is expected to formally accept the invitation shortly, which would complete USA Basketball's season-long odyssey to finalize a 12-man contingent for Athens after numerous pullouts and rebuffed invitations.

USAB's selection committee opted to fill its final roster spot with a power player instead of a perimeter specialist ...

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