Monday, August 6, 2007
Iguodala, Jefferson lead men's basketball scrimmage team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Andre Iguodala, Al Jefferson and
eight other young NBA players will help the U.S. men's basketball
team prepare for the FIBA Americas Championship, an Olympic
USA Basketball on Monday announced its Select Team, which will
scrimmage against the national team from Aug. 15-20.
Iguodala, a swingman for Philadelphia, and Jefferson, a forward
recently traded from Boston to Minnesota, are two of the most
experienced players on the squad. Each is entering his fourth NBA
They are joined by Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Houston
guard Aaron Brooks, Golden State guard Monta Ellis, Portland
forward Channing Frye, Seattle forward Jeff Green, Dallas guard
Devin Harris, Toronto forward Jason Kapono and New York Knicks
forward David Lee.
New Seattle coach P.J. Carlesimo will run the team. The players
begin practicing Aug. 14 in Las Vegas.
The national team training camp runs from Aug. 15-21 and will
determine the 12-member squad that will compete at the FIBA
Americas Championship, which is Aug. 22-Sept. 3 in Las Vegas.