Bulls forward Doug McDermott has been chosen to join 24 other players as part of the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team, USA Basketball announced today. McDermott’s first experience with USA Basketball was in 2011 when he was a part of the U19 World Championship roster, and he has also participated in a National Team Minicamp in 2013 and the Select Team in 2014.
The full roster for the 2016 USA Basketball Select squad includes: Malcolm Brogdon (University of Virginia); Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns); Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit Pistons); Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento Kings); Kris Dunn (Providence College); Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic); Jerami Grant (Philadelphia 76ers); Gary Harris (Denver Nuggets); Rodney Hood (Utah Jazz); Brandon Ingram (Duke University); Brice Johnson (University of North Carolina), Stanley Johnson (Detroit Pistons); Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves); CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers); Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls); Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets); Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76ers); Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks); Julius Randle (Los Angeles Lakers); D’Angelo Russell (Los Angeles Lakers); Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); Denzel Valentine (Michigan State University); Justise Winslow (Miami Heat) and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets).
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will oversee the Select Team and Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright will serve as assistant coaches.
Could this translate into an opportunity for Doug to get a legit shot at making the 2020 team? It's a stretch, but it's possible I guess.
If nothing else, it at least gives Doug a chance to scrimmage against live, NBA-talent bodies for 3 days this summer. Hopefully that can help him next season.