BY SAM AMICO
USA Basketball has cut its roster down to a final 12 after several days of training camp in preparation for the Pan American Games in Toronto.
Notable names include center Ryan Hollins, forward Anthony Randolph and 35-year old guard Damien Wilkins. Gonzaga’s Mark Few serves as head coach — with former Cavaliers and Lakers coach Mike Brown, and University of Colorado assistant Tad Boyle, serving as assistants.
The Pan Am basketball tournament is scheduled for July 21-25. Here is a player-by-player look at Team USA:
Ron Baker, 6-4, G, Wichita State. Averaged 14.7 ppg and 4.5 rpg as a redshirt junior last season.
Malcolm Brogdon, 6-5, G, Virginia. Member of AP All-American second team. ACC co-defender of the year.
Bobby Brown, 6-1, G, DongGuan Leopards. The 30-year old averaged 31.1 ppg and 6.3 apg last season in China.
Ryan Hollins, 7-1, C, Sacramento Kings. Another 30-year old. Has spent nine years in the NBA with eight teams.
Keith Langford, 6-5, G, UNICS Kazan. Thirty-one years old. Averaged 16.0 ppg in Russia last season. Spent 2007-08 with Spurs.
Shaun Long, 6-11, F, Louisiana. Averaged 16.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg as a junior last season at the University of Louisiana.
Taurean Prince, 6-8, G, Baylor. Averaged 13.9 points last season as a junior and named Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year.
Anthony Randolph, 7-0, F, Lokomotiv-Kuban. Former NBA lottery pick (2008) spent last season in Russia.
Kaleb Tarczewski, 7-0, C, Arizona. Averaged 9.3 points and 5.2 rebounds as a junior last season.
Romelo Trimble, 6-2, G, Maryland. All-Big Team First Team as a freshman last season. Averaged 16.2 ppg.
Denzel Valentine, 6-6, G, Michigan State. Started all 39 games and averaged 14.5 ppg with the Spartans last season.
Damien Wilkins, 6-6, G/F, Indios de Mayagüez. NBA veteran was D-League All-Star last season, averaging 20.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 4.0 apg.