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 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -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 qualifying tournament.
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 season.
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.
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