U.S. cuts Pan Am roster to 14 heading into Brazil trip

Updated: July 15, 2007, 4:56 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Villanova coach Jay Wright was clear about a few things prior to the start of the five-practice trials for the Pan Am Games team on Thursday: The team with the best chance to win internationally was going to be selected, not necessarily an all-star, future NBA team. And, oh by the way, the selection committee, not Wright, was making the call.

So, that might explain why there were some surprise additions and omissions from the 14 players selected out of the 30 who tried out for the squad. ...

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