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U.S. basketball chooses roster finalists

U.S. basketball chooses roster finalists

Posted by Liliana Castaño on August 05, 2014

"Really all 16 guys have a chance to make the team, which usually does not happen in a training camp, and it shows that all of the guys thus far have done an excellent job," coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a release announcing the roster.

George would have been on the team but was injured when his leg crashed into the bottom of the basket stanchion after trying to block a shot during the Americans' intrasquad exhibition game Friday night in Las Vegas. He had surgery early Saturday and was expected to return to Indiana this week.

"The ending to our Las Vegas training camp with the injury to Paul George was very emotional for everyone involved in USA Basketball. I very much appreciate the outpouring of support Paul and USA Basketball has received the past couple of days from the basketball world," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said.

"Past Olympic coaches and some of our past Olympic and world championship players have reached out offering their continued support and that's very important. Paul's injury was an extremely unfortunate occurrence; it was truly a freak accident. We're all very pleased that his recovery is going well."

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